David Eason has never been a favorite with Teen Mom 2 fans, but somehow, he keeps finding ways to become even less popular.
In fact, he might be the most hated baby daddy in the show's history - which is really saying something.
Eason was fired by TM2 producers back in February after launching a homophobic tirade on social media.
Despite the fact that he no longer appears on camera, however, David still plays a major role in Jenelle Evans' storylines, and he manages to keep sinking to new lows in the estimation of the show's fans.
On last night's Teen Mom 2 season premiere, David pissed off millions of viewers in absentia when he was accused of punching his 3-year-old stepson Kaiser Griffith.
“He told me David punched him one time,” the boy's father, Nathan Griffith, claimed.
“It does seem he has tendencies to be a violent person.”
And Griffith wasn't the only one accusing of Eason of abusing his youngest stepson.
Jenelle's mother - Barbara Evans, who has primary custody of her grandson Jace - stated that she's also caught wind of David being violent with Kaiser.
“I’m pissed off. Jace tells me the other day Kaiser pulled his diaper down and had poop and David got mad and was spanking him so hard," she said during last night's episode.
"Jenelle says it’s a lie. Jenelle always protects the man she’s with. She’s putting this guy again over her children.”
Jenelle, of course, was quick to deny the allegations:
“He doesn’t touch the kids like that,” she said.
“David punches Kaiser in the face. He plays around! That’s what Kaiser means. She’s taking this out of proportion. Everything is fine and everyone else thinks it’s not.”
We suppose it's possible that there was some confusion over Kaiser's account of what happened at home.
But it seems less likely that his 8-year-old brother would have trouble describing the situation clearly.
Note that Jenelle has been quick to dismiss comments made by Kaiser, but hasn't addressed Jace's remarks.
We're not saying that that necessarily means Eason is abusing his stepchildren.
But nothing that we've seen in his behavior gives us any reason to doubt that David has violent tendencies.
This is, after all, the same man who has unleashed shocking barrages of verbal abuse at poor Jace right in front of MTV camera crews.
Does everyone who verbally berates their children necessarily abuse them physically as well?
No, but being caught doing the former makes us much more likely to believe you're capable of the latter.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more shocking behavior from the Evans-Eason household.