It's been three weeks since Amber Portwood allegedly attacked Andrew Glennon while he was holding the couple's child.
As is usually the case with this sort of thing, it remains a he said/she said situation, but as Amber-defender Catelynn Lowell was reminded this week, it's best to believe victims until provided with sufficient reason not to.
So for now, we have very little doubt that Amber got violent with Andrew.
As for the details -- such as whether or not Amber was wielding a machete, for example -- they'll likely be hashed out in court.
But for the time being, Glennon is not shying away from sharing his side of the story -- and he says Amber's behavior is just as bad as her arrest record would lead you to believe.
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Andrew and Amber's relationship never came off as ideal, but despite Portwood's lengthy rap sheet, few suspected she was still capable of domestic violence.
Father and Son
These days, it's just Andrew and baby James in the former casa de Portwood, as Amber has been ordered to stay away from her ex and is only allowed supervised visits with her son.
Amber was arrested on July 5 after allegedly attacking Andrew while he was holding the couple's 1-year-old child.
According to police reports, Amber stands accused of throwing a shoe at Andrew and running at him with a machete.
Andrew says Amber attempted to break down the door when he locked himself in the bedroom with James. He also says she swallowed a large number of Klonopin pills during the incident but regurgitated them when he called 911.
Amber is limited in how much she's permitted to speak about the ongoing case, but the controversial Teen Mom OG star has maintained her innocence.
Making His Voice Heard
Similarly, Andrew has to be careful about what he reveals online, but he's still finding ways to share his side of the story with a very curious public.
"Nothing better in the world than a clean conscience," Andrew posted on Instagram this week. Needless to say, many interpreted the comment as a shot at Amber.
In his caption, Glennon noted that the only thing better than feeling guilt-free is enjoying the company of "baby James."
Obviously, it's not hard to see why Andrew's post is being interpreted as major shade against Amber, particularly since the "clean conscience" line comes at a very interesting time.
Amber has accused Andrew of cheating on her, and his latest meme seems to be a way of responding to the allegation ... without REALLY responding to the allegation.
Making His Case
Glennon's message was subtle, but clear. And we can certainly understand the impulse to clear his name, even if he did so against the advice of his lawyers. Still, many on social media felt Andrew said far too much.
Sharing His Truth
In responses to Instagram fans, Andrew says that he's already forgiven Amber -- but that doesn't mean he's about to remain silent while she spreads misinformation about their relationship.
Not the First, Just the Worst
"Wasn't the first time, just the worst time," he wrote in one reply. "It's been a long road of trying to heal."
To another, more combative, fan who accused Andrew of airing his dirty laundry and reveling in the drama, Andrew was less conciliatory in his response.
"Yes, you are right, my plan was to destroy everything that I loved in my world, correction, my ENTIRE world. [sarcasm]," he wrote.
When a different fan also commented on Andrew's decision to address the situation on Instagram, Glennon described his thought process.
"I'm not shading anyone at all. Would you disagree with what I wrote?" he remarked. "I'm sure Amber's conscience is perfectly clean."
"Don't read into it too much, I just don't like being called a cheater when I'm not," he added. "If I cheated you wouldn't hear a peep from me, but I'm just not that species of animal so... conscience clean." Kinda hard not to read into that one, Andy!
What Lies Ahead
As for Amber, the embattled Teen Mom OG star likely has a few ugly legal battles ahead of her.
A War on Two Fronts
In addition to fighting criminal charges, Amber will have to prove to a federal court judge that she's worthy of at least partial custody of baby James.
Caught In the Middle
Yes, Andrew is requesting sole physical custody of the boy, which is not unusual in cases where an act of extreme violence has been alleged.
A Special Case
Typically, it's not easy for a mother to lose custody to her baby's father -- but Amber's not your typical mom.
A History of Violence
Not only are the allegations against Amber appalling, she's also a former convict who's been arrested on domestic violence charges on several occasions.
And there's still the question of whether Amber's latest altercation will cost her her job with MTV. Whatever the case, this situation is sure to get even uglier in the weeks to come.