Another day, another potential legal problem for Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame … though this one is bizarre even by her standards.
Rather than custody fights, drug use, domestic violence or beating the ever-loving crap out of Brittany Truett, her latest issue is this:
The Carolina Hurricane plans to release a mini-urinal made for toddlers, but is being put on blast for stealing the idea from the Internet.
You cannot make this stuff up.
Jenelle Evans recently announced the March 21 launch of Little Kaiser, a new urinal designed specifically for boys who are potty training.
Kaiser is the name of her second child with former fiance Nathan Griffith (whose list of legal issues is nearly on par with that of his ex).
“#LittleKaiser boys need something different !!!” Evans told her 1.2 million Twitter followers. “New project we have been working on!!!”
Twitter was not too impressed.
Fans told the mom to Jace, 6, and Kaiser, 19 months, that her entrepreneurial vision was strikingly similar to something called “LiL Marc.”
Evans’ manager, Johnny Donovan, strongly denied to Us claims she’s ripping off “LiL Marc,” a toddler urinal that debuted years ago.
“We aren’t stealing it,” Donovan responded. “There [sic] company went to s–t and reached out to us for us to rebrand it learn your facts..”
Eloquent, Johnny. Eloquent.
For their part, executives at “LiL Marc” (which apparently exists) deny any relationship with the MTV star, and say they are not rebranding.
In fact, the company fired back in a statement, making it clear that the use of their “name or photos are unauthorized and a violation.”
So … someone’s not telling the truth.
It’s not clear if Jenelle knowingly copied an existing product, but she might want to invest in a more literate manager if nothing else.
We can’t speak for anyone at LiL Marc, but it sure sounds to us like (wait … wait for it …) they’re pretty PISSED OFF about the situation.
Boo. We’ll show ourselves out.
Evans’ camp is talking a good game, but she deleted the original tweet, so Lil Kaiser’s future may have just been flushed down the toilet.
Or urinal as it were. Sorry again. We just couldn’t resist some quality STAND UP comedy. You know, because you stand up at a urinal?
Okay we’re done for real.