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Jenelle Evans Attempts to Get David Eason Re-Hired Amidst Abuse Allegations

It's been almost a year since David Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2, and saying he hasn't been missed by viewers would be a massive understatement.

Judging from reactions on social media, most TM2 fans are glad to be rid of David, and they wish Jenelle would follow him out the door.

Evans, however, remains committed to her goal of forcing MTV to rehire her husband.

Needless to say, that campaign is going very poorly so far — especially since Jenelle couldn't have picked a worse time to try and rebuild David's public image.

1. A One-Income Household

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Jenelle’s motives for trying to strongarm her MTV bosses into rehiring David are quite simple. After all, it’s not like she’s the type to selflessly accept the role of sole breadwinner.

2. Doubling Down

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Jenelle earns upwards of $ 300,000 for each season of Teen Mom 2. David was never paid nearly that much, but no doubt his income served as a nice supplement to Jenelle’s.

3. Even Angrier Than Usual

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Jenelle is currently filming the upcoming season of TM2, and she’s made no secret of the fact that she’s very pissed off by her husband’s continued unemployment.

4. One of Her Famous Rants

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Jenelle recently bit the hand that feeds her in a major way, unleashing a full-blown social media rant against Teen Mom 2 producers.

5. Boring, Boring, Boring

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Jenelle informed fans that the show’s new season will be painfully boring, largely due to the absence of Eason.

6. Really Going In

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It seems Jenelle’s bosses aren’t crazy about her attempts to torpedo ratings, but she’s showing no signs of holding back …

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Addison Russell On ‘Administrative Leave’ After Domestic Violence Allegations

Major League Baseball says Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell has been placed on “administrative leave” in the wake of new domestic violence allegations levied by his estranged wife.  Melisa Russell went into detail in her blog Wednesday –…

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Thomas Ravenel Quits Southern Charm, Plays the Victim Amidst Rape Allegations

Thomas Ravenel is leaving Southern Charm.

But he isn’t going away quietly.

The lead cast member on this Bravo reality series has been under fire for weeks after TWO women accused Ravenel of sexual assault.

First, there was a nanny, who was hired to care for Ravenel’s two kids.

She alleges that the wealthy Charleston resident came home after a night out in 2015 and tried to kiss her.

After she left one room of his house and went into another, in an attempt to extricate herself from the awkward situation, Ravenel allegedly followed her, closed a door behind her and dropped his pants.

“He proceeded to rip my clothes off,” the nanny told People Magazine, with insiders confirming Ravenel has been under investigation for “first-degree forcible rape.”

Ravenel, meanwhile, is also accused of raping a woman with whom he went on a date three years ago.

In this instance, the alleged victim’s daughter went on record with how Ravenel reportedly pushed his date onto a bed, grabbed her wrists and “stuck his fingers inside of her vagina as well as her anus.”

Ugly, heinous stuff all around if these accusations are true.

With Southern Charm cast members hesitant to film with Ravenel again and pressure mounting from viewers, the former United States Senate candidate Tweeted the following on Tuesday evening:

I’m not doing the show anymore.

In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me.

I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.

First: What a pompous statement.

Second: Did Ravenel really quit or was he fired and is now just trying to save his reputation?

Ravenel is owning up to nothing here, instead trying to somehow claim that he’s been portrayed in an unfair manner on the series itself…

… despite these rape allegations having nothing to do with anything we’ve seen on Southern Charm air.

Shortly after the two assault stories came to light, a lawyer for Ravenel said the following:

“My client enjoys a certain degree of fame, which has unfortunately made him a vulnerable target for such claims.

“The person this woman describes is simply not the man that I know. My client is a loving father, successful businessman, and upright member of the community.

“He is appalled and hurt by these allegations – and is committed to defending his reputation in the appropriate legal forum.”

Ravenel did not film the season 5 reunion special, although girlfriend Ashley Jacobs did attend the taping to defend the father of two.

“I have seen a new Thomas,” she said there, explaining in further detail as follows:

“I mean, it’s humbling, of course, and now he’s [like] let’s stay in, let’s watch movies, let’s cook dinner, let’s just stay under the radar right now.

“And I’ve just seen a much softer, more sensitive, kinder, more supportive boyfriend. You know, everyone wants to be with you when you’re on top.

“Who’s with you when you’re down there? And I’ve told him, I’ve just said, I’m not leaving.”

Except that she reportedly did leave… only to come back a very short while later.

Does Jacobs think Ravenel assaulted these women?

No.

Does she think he’ll be cleared of the charges?

“Of course, yes,” she said at the reunion.

“And it’s all hearsay. I mean, he’s not been charged with anything. These are just allegations. It used to be, you know, you’re innocent until proven guilty.

“Now you’re guilty until proven innocent.”

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Kathryn Dennis Breaks Silence on Thomas Ravenel Sexual Assault Allegations

In the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations against Thomas Ravenel, he is under investigation by the network and by law enforcement.

Bravo addressed the accusations by not having him at the reunion. But his castmates were still there. And his absence definitely came up.

During Part 1 of the reunion special, Thomas' ex and baby mama, Kathryn Dennis, finally broke her silence on the investigation.

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Though Kathryn goes on quite the face journey (we've included some of our favorite stills) during this clip, her actual words are . . . moderate.

"I’m not going to comment until it’s resolved," Kathryn says after Andy Cohen asks her what she thinks.

“What I am going to focus on," Kathryn explains. "Is just the children and staying out of it."

Kathryn does acknowledge that she's spent time with Thomas, saying: "We’ve been trying to spend more time together in front of the children."

"So things are moving in the right direction the best as they can," she explains.

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Kathryn's words may be almost neutral, but her face speaks of discomfort … and perhaps anger.

Andy Cohen read a statement to the group from Thomas' attorney.

"Along with Bravo," the statement reads. "Our client made the mutual decision not to attend today’s reunion taping as there is a pending investigation."

For Bravo, that's a decision of taste. For someone under police investigation, that's an issue of an attorney's advice — you never want your client talking about the case.

"Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on that investigation,” the statement claims.

“He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded," the statement says. "He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow castmates."

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That was intensely awkward.

Andy then polls the group about how they feel about Thomas not being there.

Cameran Eubanks was quick to comment, saying: "I think it’s the right decision for him not to be here."

Any way that you look at it, she's right.

"I will say this," Shep Rose says. "90 percent of the time Thomas is funny, eccentric, jovial and then we’ve seen that there’s a side of him that’s not really him."

Shep exudes more raw Owen Wilson energy than anyone but Owen Wilson himself. It sounds like he's being very honest here.

"There's a big side of him that I really really love," Shep explains. "And a little part that I don't."

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Naomie Olindo (who, not that this is relevant, really stood out with her subdued yet gorgeous appearance at the reunion) spoke up about how Thomas has always been nice to her, personally.

At the same time, she joins in, acknowledging that there is another side to him, that he can be — and Shep jumps in and supplies the word: "Volatile."

Naomie agrees.

Many would point out that someone being nice to one person, or most of the time, does not make them actually a nice person.

Being nice to Naomie is great. There are a few different women who say that Thomas was anything but nice to them. And one of them has photos of injuries. That's something to consider.

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Shep and Naomie may be in agreement, but we already know who isn't.

Thomas' girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, will appear in the second part of the reunion special.

You can already guess her opinion as to whether or not Thomas is innocent.

"Of course, yes,” Ashley says in a preview of that special. “He has not be charged with anything."

"These," she says dismissively of the rape accusations from various women. "Are just allegations."

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Kathryn Dennis may be Thomas' ex, but she also knew Nanny Dawn for years. For half of her very young children's lives, really.

It makes a lot of sense that she cannot — one way or the other — speak out about Thomas' allegations.

For many fans, while they know that a single false allegation of rape is statistically unlikely but still possible, they find it hard to believe that multiple women made this up.

Especially when one has photographs of injuries sustained during the alleged assault.

Others aren't convinced that the seemingly charming man they've seen on screen could sometimes be a monster when the cameras aren't rolling.

While Thomas' legal future hinges upon investigators, prosecutors, and a jury, his future on reality television may hinge upon whether viewers are willing to watch the show if he remains part of it.

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