Jenelle Evans: Bad Mom or Just Another Victim of Abusive David Eason?

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Now that Teen Mom 2 fans have seen David Eason's verbal abuse at Jenelle Evans, it's even harder to understand why they're together.

He cost her her job. He brutally murdered her dog.

She's separated from her kids because the court (very correctly) feels that a house occupied by a violent maniac isn't a healthy environment for children.

Why in the world is Jenelle choosing a hateful oaf over her own children? What kind of mother would do that?

But some feel that Jenelle may be just another of David's victims -- and doesn't feel free to "choose" anything.

Has he really brainwashed her to the point where she can't even protect her own kids?

The arguments are, we have to say, pretty compelling.

1. How should we feel about Jenelle Evans?

How should we feel about Jenelle Evans?
Right now, she appears to be choosing a violent maniac over her own children. Friends and fans alike are horrified by her unthinkable, misplaced loyalty.

2. David Eason is bad news

David Eason is bad news
Like so many of the men from Jenelle's past, David has a criminal history -- in fact, he spent time behind bars for allegedly violating a protective order against a woman who accused him of abuse.

3. A few weeks ago, things got worse

A few weeks ago, things got worse
David Eason accused Jenelle's small dog, Nugget, of being a "danger" to his daughter after Nugget nipped at her. He took Nugget outside, brutally attacked, and then shot the poor dog. The horror of that has kept some of us awake at night.

4. At first, Jenelle's response was appropriate

At first, Jenelle's response was appropriate
She kept him at a distance, she is reportedly the one who dialed 911 to report what he had done.

5. She even wrote a mournful post

She even wrote a mournful post
Jenelle was heartbroken, as anyone who isn't a complete monster like David would be, by the abrupt and grisly murder of her dog. Fans hoped that the one silver lining of this nightmare would be that Jenelle would leave David and keep her children, her remaining animals, and herself safe from him.

6. But then, she changed her tune

But then, she changed her tune
Suddenly, Jenelle was back with David. Columbus County's sheriff was upfront about identifying David as being "the most dangerous man in three counties," but admitted that his hands were tied unless Jenelle would cooperate.

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