Who is John Yates? 'Teen Mom 2' alum Jenelle Evans sues blogger for claiming she was ‘fired’ from podcast
In 2019, Jenelle's husband David Eason shot their family dog Nugget, alleging that the pet attacked their four-year-old daughter
Jenelle Evans of 'Teen Mom 2' fame, has sued blogger John Yates for claiming that she was fired from her 'Girl S**t' Podcast over her past controversies. Evans was set to take part in the podcast with '90 Day Fiance' star Deavan Clegg. According to The Sun, it was alleged in her lawsuit that Yates spoke to Clegg in a series of YouTube Lives during which he told her that the MTV alum was let go from the podcast. Yates also enquired from Clegg about unknown behind-the-scenes details about the failed project. The podcast in question was announced in March 2021 with a lineup of social media influencers but failed to succeed.
Additionally, Evans also insisted that Clegg was already aware of her past but lied to Yates about the same, accusing her of 'going behind her back'. She was referring to the 2019 incident where her husband David Eason shot their family dog Nugget, alleging that the pet attacked their four-year-old daughter. While David was fired from Teen Mom 2 in 2018 for a homophobic Twitter rant, the shooting incident led to Evans's children being escorted away temporarily by Child Protection Services (CPS).
Who is John Yates?
The lawsuit against Yates comes as a part of a class-action lawsuit filed against a few YouTube bloggers by reality stars like Evans, Andrew Kenton, Clegg's ex-husband Jihoon Lee and others, according to The Ashley's Reality Roundup. Filed on May 18, 2021, in Utah's District Court, the lawsuit designates a case of assault, libel, and slander. Aside from Yates, the suit also names YouTubers Sharell and William Lloyd of 'Sharrell's World'. The demand for the suit is listed as $75,000 plus.
According to court documents, Evans has mentioned in the lawsuit that - "On or about March 31, 2021, Defendant Yates posted a YouTube Live video that…talked about [Jenelle]’s dismissal from her new podcast."
It added, "Defendant Yates stated that it was brought up to the management team and that was enough for [Jenelle] to be fired, which was untrue and affected [Jenelle] and her business opportunities because Defendant Yates made a false statement about Jenelle’s business and prospective business."
Yates is a reality TV blogger with over 81,000 followers on Instagram and 2,033,280 unique views on YouTube. During his virtual interaction with Clegg, he allegedly told her that Evans was fired soon after her past was brought up with the podcast management. He additionally said on Live videos that other personalities were unwilling to work with her. Yates also read out a statement from Clegg that stated she did not support Evans or her husband Eason due to their past.
The 'Teen Mom' star announced in March that she was co-hosting and producing 'Girl S**t' with a series of social media influencers. But on the night of the launch party, Girl S#!t Evans revealed she would not be attending due to “unforeseen circumstances.”