A North Carolina woman who stars on MTV's reality show "Teen Mom 2" has been charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats, but her attorney said Wednesday it's retaliation after she accused a local man of cyberstalking.
Jenelle Evans, 20, of Leland was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Tuesday, Brunswick County sheriff's Sgt. Del Routh said Wednesday. Evans was arrested by deputies based on a criminal complaint sworn out by an accuser and approved by a state magistrate, Routh said.
Evans did not have a listed telephone number, but attorney Dustin Sullivan said the charges are retribution after she accused a local man of cyberstalking.
"The allegations against Janelle are completely unfounded and untrue. I believe that everyone will see that once we get this ball rolling and under way," Sullivan said.
The woman who accused Evans, Hannah Inman, shares the same address as James Duffy. Days earlier, Evans had accused Duffy of cyberstalking and communicating threats, according to misdemeanor criminal complaints filed with the court.
Inman accused Evans of making repeated and harassing telephone calls, an arrest warrant issued Monday said.
Neither Inman nor Duffy had a listed telephone number and could not be reached for comment.
Evans was charged with assault in March after a fight recorded on video. A month later, she received 12 months of probation and community service on a drug paraphernalia charge. Evans was charged with a probation violation in August after testing positive for marijuana and opiates.
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