Who is Gabrielle Egan? Jenelle Evans' podcast co-host assaults cops during Vegas arrest
Reports said she was booked and charged with two counts of battery by a prisoner on a first responder and interference with a public officer by threat; her lawyer however said no formal charges have been filed
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: The co-host of a podcast that previously featured 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans reportedly got booted out of The Cosmopolitan, a Las Vegas luxury hotel. Gabrielle Egan, who reportedly hosts the ‘Girl S***’ podcast was arrested on July 24 in Las Vegas for a trip that was supposed to be a celebration of her three-year wedding anniversary.
As per TMZ, Egan “didn't leave without a fight”. Per the police, she allegedly tried kicking both a security guard and a Las Vegas police officer in the genitals while she was getting arrested. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Egan became unruly while at the Marquee pool club, yelling at patrons. While it's unclear why she was screaming, the club security allegedly asked her to leave. She then told security to "f*** off" before asking, "Why do I have to leave you f***ing b****?"
When she refused to leave, security guards detained her for trespassing. As per the police, that’s when Egan tried kicking the security guard in the groin. The security guard was able to deflect the kick with his leg. The police further said that while switching out the security guard's handcuffs, Egan also tried kicking a police officer in the groin. She reportedly missed - instead, hitting him in the knee.
Police also said that she tried to break her grip from officers and run away on more than one occasion. And, when an officer attempted to search her, Egan allegedly head-butted him in the nose with the back of her head. A struggle allegedly ensued and Egan went limp, forcing police officers to carry her into the car.
Egan also allegedly threatened the police, saying things like "watch what would happen" when they weren't in uniform. She also threatened to stab one of the officers during her trip to jail. TMZ reported that she was booked and charged with two counts of battery by a prisoner on a first responder and interference with a public officer by threat.
Her lawyer Jack E Buchanan of Buchanan Defense Law, however, told MEAWW that no formal charges have been filed against her, He said, "Ms. Egan is a proud veteran of our military, a loving mother to her children, and a successful business owner. The preceding 21 years of her life prior to this incident have been void of any sort of contact with law enforcement or any participation or association with anything criminal in nature."
His statement added, "As to date, no formal charges have been filed against her, and no official discovery has been turned over regarding this matter. Ms. Egan looks forward to addressing the allegations in a fair, criminal proceeding, where we are hopeful her name will be cleared and restored to the exemplary individual she is and who individuals closest to her will also unequivocally attest to.”
Evans, as per reports from April, was fired from the ‘Girls S***’ podcast. Egan told The Sun at the time that Evans “was let go” because of her past, which includes her husband, David Eason, admitting to shooting and killing the family dog Nugget for snapping at their daughter Ensley.
Egan said at the time, “I was told Jenelle was being let go from the production because of new information that was discovered about her past, and a lot of the cast was uncomfortable working with her. Since posting with Jenelle, a lot of us have lost followers, received a lot of hate for even being associated with her. From what I know, Jenelle is no longer associated with ‘Girl S***’.”
She said, “Jenelle was a part of the cast. She did help with finding cast members, and help ‘run the show.’ She was one of the main girls, who personally reached out to me to be a part of this project as well.” She added, “I really liked Jenelle and David in person, they were very nice to me and this whole thing makes me really sad.”