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Teen Mom Lawyer on Charges: It's a Set Up!

3/29/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The lawyer for "Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans tells TMZ ... his client is the victim of a set up, and money is at the bottom of it all.

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Dustin Sullivan, Jenelle's lawyer, tells us he has a "serious problem" with the fact that Brittany Maggard -- the woman who pushed Jenelle before the brawl -- and other parties involved were "paid substantially" for pictures and videos related to the incident.

Sullivan says it's suspicious that cameras were present when Jenelle arrived -- indeed, Sullivan says, multiple cameras were present capturing different angles of the impending brawl.

Sullivan is in the process of interviewing witnesses to determine if Britany Truett -- the woman who caught the beatdown -- pre-programmed the melee. 

And, Sullivan says, it's "highly suspicious" Britany waited five days before calling the cops.

032811_fight_videoSullivan says if there's proof of a set up, he will make that a centerpiece of the case when it goes before a jury.




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46.

dd    

So What it only show that
your client is as dumb as a post and too dumb to raise a child.

1201 days ago
47.

francesmomto3    

I am getting sick of hearing about this girl getting herself into trouble. She needs to be home taking care of the baby she had. I don't care if the lawyer thinks it was a "set up"...she put herself in the position to be there. She could have turned the other cheek and walked away. Her mom should have given her a good ol' fashioned a&& whoppin when she was younger, maybe she wouldn't have turned into an ungrateful little brat. JMO

1201 days ago
48.

Jay    

Oh yes she was set up just like Lindsay Lohan was set up, everything is s set up when your a "celeb" LOL

1201 days ago
49.

Kitty    

Throw the piece of trash in jail so the world will be a safer place.

1201 days ago
50.

mija    

Why can't my crappy lawyer actually give a damn like other people's lawyers? I still pay him.

Anyway, the entire video looked like a setup against the girl who got her butt handed to her. Own up to your actions and stop trying to get off on a penalty saying it's a set up. White trash has to be the laziest group of people. Jenelle kicks the girls butt for talking to her EX man and now she wants justice? Ridiculous.

1201 days ago
51.

One pissed mom    

You idiots know nothing there's 2 sides to a story and Harvey non them girls was paid get your facts straight

1201 days ago
52.

One pissed mom    

@Taylor shut ur trap little girl there's worse girls out there than jenelle bet you can't say that to her face your asking for a good southern beat down @#2 your the trash that's gonna be taken out

1201 days ago
53.

ManiacalZebra    

She could have avoided the whole mess by just not fighting. She wanted to fight the girl, so she fought her.

1201 days ago
54.

vica    

lol this is funny and so fake to me> if these girls were black or Hispanic they would have been locked up all ready. and they would have had taken the baby away. even if the grandmother has custody. where's acs im seeing all of these things on mtv and the news and no one want to do nothing. in new york city there a case right now with acs cause she did not report the black family. is this fare or fake. y doesn't the news report the killer . y do i have to hear this child on t.v. put on more jersey shore there funny and fun t.v . there fake fake

1201 days ago
55.

Stephanie    

Who cares if Jenelle was 'set up' or not? Nobody forced her to act that way or go there. She is responsible for her own actions.

1201 days ago
56.

Jill     

Yeah, ok. It was a "set-up" riiiiight. For anyone that thinks that this BRUTAL AND MALICIOUS ASSAULT is not a big deal ... watch the video and imagine that that were your child or sister being beaten to a pulp while a crowd cheers for more and no one tries to help. This is the world we live in. How sad.

1201 days ago
57.

Granny    

My God, please make these 60 second of famers GO AWAY, along with the Gosselins, and the Jersey Shores Scanks!!

1201 days ago
58.

WillOTheWisp    


Okay, I'm not buying this dumb lawyer’s argument at all, MTV must have hired him for that young skank, Jenelle!!!
WTH is he talking about ".. cameras were present when Jenelle arrived..."???
There's only a small number of young people, in this day and age, who don't have an iPhone 4, or one of the other phones that let you record HD videos; Therefore, his argument has no merit!!
If there was a setup, it was prompted by MTV!!!

1201 days ago
59.

Kate    

Hey Jenelle - You know how you avoid these kinds of set ups? Don't be a piece of filth willing to throw down over stupid crap. It's funny how people who have common sense and enough class to realize brawling is dumb don't seem to have these issues.

1201 days ago
60.

Muppet    

If she thought it was a setup why did she go there in the first place? Throw the first punch?
She needs to grow up! This lawyer is not helping her by trying to get her out of this charge. Hold her accountable. Get her into some programs to help her deal with her problems. She needs to break the cycle of abuse that runs in her family. A good lawyer would see that she gets the help she so desperately needs so that she can be a better parent to her son.

1201 days ago
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