Trigger Warning: This story contains descriptions and audio of domestic violence.
Nathan Griffith appeared remorseful on Sunday for some of his wrongdoings–– those unrelated to his latest arrest, anyway.
The former soulmate of Jenelle Evans took to TikTok Live over the weekend where he told followers he was “frustrated,” rambling on about multiple topics and interacting with the few fans that logged on . In one particular exchange, an individual told Nate they were a fan of his and in response, he asked them why. He then criticized himself for being a poor father to his two kids.
The Teen Mom 2 dad’s TikTok Live appearance happened on the same day TMZ released the audio tape of two 911 calls made by Nathan’s sister, Heather, before and after he allegedly strangled her. (He was arrested for battery against his sister earlier this month.)
During his TikTok Live on Sunday, a “fan” complimented Nate for being a good father, to which he disagreed, calling himself a “sh**ty dad right now” for not seeing his son Kaiser (whom he shares with Jenelle) in six months, and not seeing his daughter Emery (from a previous relationship) in a year.
Nate’s admission to being MIA from Kaiser’s life was corroborated by Jenelle last month after the mom of three was asked about her ex’s involvement in their son’s life.
“Honestly I will say Nathan is dealing with his own issues at the moment,” she claimed during an Instagram Q&A. “But he hasn’t seen Kaiser since Christmas.”
At one point during his Live, Nathan stated that he refused to go on Live just to make money, and instead wanted to discuss things like politics and other important issues.
One thing Nathan did not mention during his Live was his recent arrest for battery against his sister Heather. However, on Sunday, TMZ released the audio of 911 calls that Heather made in early July. During one call—made before the alleged strangulation incident— Heather stated that she was scared because Nathan was drinking, being aggressive, following her around her home and threatening her.
“He said that because my husband isn’t home that I have a reason to be scared,” Heather told the operator during the first call, later adding, “Seriously, I need help.”
She can then be heard telling Nathan, “Please stop following me around. I’d like you to please get away from me, Nathan, because you’ve made threats towards me and I don’t want you around me after you’ve harmed other people. I don’t want you around me.”
Nathan can be heard yelling at Heather in the background. At one point, he seems to say, “Do you know I’ve had the cops called on me five times?”
In the second call, Heather can be heard sobbing, telling the operator that Nathan tried to kill her about five minutes ago and that she’s hurt. She also tells the operator that Nathan “fled the scene” after he allegedly strangled her. She then reports that Nathan— who had been drinking prior to the incident— left the house in a car. (It’s unknown if it’s Nathan’s car or Heather’s.)
When police arrived on the scene, however, Nate was outside of the home. Police allegedly observed visible marks on Heather’s neck and eyelids; she told officers Nate grabbed her by the throat, pushed her to the floor and got on top of her.
As The Ashley previously told you, Nate was arrested July 12 and charged with felony Battery by Strangulation.
He has since been released on bond with Level IV monitoring in place. (This is the highest level of monitoring an offender in Nevada can have.) In addition to sporting “high-level monitoring” while out on bail, a no-contact order has been issued, barring Nathan from contacting his sister through November 15.
Nate is also required to submit (via app or in-person) two random check-ins per month, as well as two scheduled check-ins.
Nathan is due back in
his home away from home court August 1.
Listen to Nathan’s sister’s (second) call to 911 below.
(Photos: Instagram; MTV; TMZ)