On Saturday, Jenelle Evans was rushed to the hospital after being assaulted at her home in North Carolina.
While details of the incident remain scarce, it’s been widely assumed that Jenelle was attacked by her husband, David Eason.
In the days since news of the altercation went public, however, Jenelle went into damage control mode and attempted to sell a version of events in which Eason is not the culprit.
Fans aren’t buying it — and it looks as though Jenelle may have decided it’s easier to hide out for a while than to try and convince them:
Eason’s temper is notorious, so when word got out that police and an ambulance were called to Jenelle’s home in response to an assault, fans quickly jumped to the conclusion that he had attacked Jenelle.
It has not been confirmed that Jenelle is the victim, but according to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, a woman made the 911 call and informed the operator an assault had taken place.
Downplaying the Severity
According to officials, Jenelle declined the services of EMTs, but was transported to a nearby hospital in “a private vehicle.”
Shortly after news of the incident went public, Jenelle set about the business of trying to convince fans that there’s no cause for concern and that David is innocent of any wrongdoing.
A Strange Defense
Jenelle hired someone to issue a statement claiming that her injuries are the result of an accident, and the whole thing is a big misunderstanding.
A Party Gone Wrong?
“Reps” for the reality star told People magazine that Jenelle and David “had friends over Saturday night and they had a bonfire on her property.”