Teen Mom 2 producers are hoping to film Jenelle Evans‘ custody drama over her son Kaiser for the upcoming ninth season of the show but because the mother of three is refusing to sign her contact, they have been unable to do so.
As fans may have heard, Kaiser was supposed to be returned to Jenelle from Nathan Griffith‘s mom, Doris, but after Doris discovered bruising on the child’s body, she became alarmed and decided to keep him from his mother and her husband, David Eason.
After learning that her son wouldn’t be coming home, Jenelle phoned police and CPS (Child Protective Services) got involved. However, while past CPS visits were filmed for the show, as fans saw just days ago, the cameras weren’t rolling as Jenelle began to fight to get her son back.
According to a report from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, producers of Teen Mom 2 have been attempting to get Jenelle to sign her contract for season nine and begin filming her current custody situation with Kaiser. Unfortunately, she has not yet done so because MTV is still refusing to allow David to be a part of the show.
“They were literally BEGGING Jenelle to film,” a source explained. “The producers really want this Kaiser stuff included in the show. They keep telling her it’s part of ‘her story’ and she will get a chance to show her side of what’s happening but she still said no.”
“The contract situation is at a complete stop right now,” the source said. “She rejected the contract [the producers] sent her last week. She didn’t even read it once she saw that David wasn’t going to be allowed to participate, even behind the scenes. [MTV] is not negotiating with her on it, and Jenelle is not budging.”
Last month, after MTV renewed Teen Mom 2 for a ninth season, a source told The Ashley that Jenelle was making outrageous demands in regard to the ways in which she hopes David will be included in her contract.
“Basically, Jenelle wants David included in filming, and if that’s not possible, she wants him to be allowed to be around while she’s filming,” the insider said at the time. “She doesn’t care if he isn’t shown on-camera or paid. She told [the producer] that if she is filming at their home, she is not going to make David leave. She also wants him to be able to attend Reunions and other filming events with her–even if he doesn’t go on-camera– and for MTV to pay for his travel.”
While contract negotiations are nothing new for the cast of Teen Mom 2, MTV has no intentions of allowing David to be a part of the show and are reportedly ready to let Jenelle go if she doesn’t agree to move forward without him.
“If Jenelle doesn’t sign, [the producers are] planning to just move forward without her because they’re not budging,” a behind-the-scenes source explained. “The other girls are ready and willing to film, and the producers and crew were off work way too long already because of this hold-up.”
“They have to move the show forward, because they are missing too many important milestones in the girls’ lives,” the insider added.
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