The Ashley has been holding on to this story for months, and can now add more info to the report posted today by Radar Online that states that Teen Mom 2 mom Jenelle Evans was under investigation by Child Protective Services following the birth of her daughter, Ensley, earlier this year.
The Ashley can confirm that this is VERY TRUE, and has much more to add, including how Jenelle managed to worm her way out of the investigation!
The news came to light after the grandmother of Jenelle’s second child, Kaiser, filed for emergency custody of the boy. (For clarification, this is Nathan Griffith‘s mother, not Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans.)
“Upon the birth of Ensley, the newborn tested positive for marijuana,” Nathan’s mom, Doris, wrote in the court documents. “DSS became involved due to Ensley testing positive for marijuana and opened an investigation. Upon information and belief, both Plaintiff and David had positive drug screens for marijuana.”
The Ashley’s sources tell her that the investigation began in the hospital, when Ensley tested positive for THC, an active ingredient in marijuana. CPS launched an investigation into Jenelle that lasted several months. As far as The Ashley knows, Ensley was NOT taken at birth.
“Jenelle worked really, really hard to keep this off the show,” one of The Ashley’s sources tells her. “But everyone knew: the cast and a lot of the crew all knew, and it was a hot piece of gossip for a while. But the producers kept it off the show because they knew Jenelle would go crazy.”
Jenelle had to follow the CPS’ requirements for several months, and was getting frequent visits from CPS reps. The investigation was officially closed around May…and The Ashley knows how Jenelle wormed her way out of the charges!
“Basically, Jenelle flew to Los Angeles to obtain a medical marijuana card,” another source tells The Ashley. “She went to this shady doctor on Sunset Blvd. who has been in trouble in the past. I think he’s actually a plastic surgeon. It was a walk-in clinic type place. She has a lot of friends in LA that can help her with this sort of thing.”
Jenelle was able to obtain a medical marijuana card, and in turn, was able to use that to end the CPS investigation against her. She travels to California frequently for ‘Teen Mom 2’ and “work” so from what The Ashley heard, the judge accepted it. (The Ashley can’t 100 percent confirm this particular fact, though.)
“Because Jenelle was able to prove she had ‘a medical need’ for the marijuana, the investigation was dropped,” one of the sources tells The Ashley. “She managed to find the one loophole that could get her out of trouble.”
A production source tells The Ashley that most of the ‘Teen Mom 2’ cast knew about the investigation, as does most of the crew, and it was a sore subject for a lot of people associated with the show.
“Some of the girls, and a lot of the crew were so angry that Jenelle has once again skated through,” the source said. “A lot of the people were hoping that this would make it onto the show somehow, to expose Jenelle. She keeps trying to spin this ‘happy family’ picture and it’s just not the case. She has not changed.”
David and Jenelle made no effort to keep their drug use from the ‘Teen Mom 2’ cast. One cast member tells The Ashley that David even bragged about his ability to get a medical marijuana card while the ‘TM2’ gang was in LA filming a reunion a while back.
“David was telling some of the other guys that he was so excited because he had got a ‘prescription’ for [medical marijuana] the same day he arrived in LA,” one cast member tells The Ashley. “He did it like first thing when they landed. The other guys were embarrassed for him.”
“They do not deserve the clean edit they have been receiving,” another cast member says of Jenelle and David.
Back in May, Jessica Eason, the sister of Jenelle’s current soulmate, David Eason, seemed like she was about to expose Jenelle’s secret. She wrote on social media that Jenelle had smoked pot while pregnant with Ensley, but later retracted the claims. It’s not known if she knew about the CPS investigation or not.
Stay tuned…The Ashley will have more on this subject soon!
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