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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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76.

julie    

If this piece of sh.t doesn't even have custody of her children/child why is she even being shown? Shouldn't it be her mother since she's the one raising them and keeping them from harm.

1271 days ago
77.

ashley    

**** dustin sullivan because tis was not no mother****ing set up and **** jenelle evans because when i see tht bitch i am going to dog he the **** out... ragedy ass lawyer.......

1271 days ago
78.

keith    

The girl in the green sweater needs her A!! kicked she was the instigater who started it.

1271 days ago
79.

Brian    

Set up shmetup.

Unless her fist was somehow "set up" to repeatedly strike the other person in the face, take a plea.

Stupid lawyer, law is for grown ups.

1271 days ago
80.

meaka     

Hey janelle , i wrote u and keefer a comment yesterday well I just wanted to say , i'ts never too late to make a change just try harder both of u n spend more time with jace most improtant , an RESPECT ur mom u only have 1

1271 days ago
81.

peter    

She totally dominated that girl!!! That's stupid she's getting charges, looks like the other girl asked for it and she definitely got it!!

1271 days ago
82.

Sarah     

Janelle had a choice she didn't have to go there and fight.More likely than not she had them film it for more publicity.She's a drugged out crazy who just like Amber will do anything for attention. Send her to jail.

1271 days ago
83.

Sophie    

This girls' lawyer is a loser. I'm really sure that Brittney paid to have her ass beat, NOT!!! Seriously, this girl was on her property, on the phone minding her own business, when this group of losers showed up at her house. Jenelle's lawyer is as stupid as she is. I think Jenelle should also be charged with trespassing. NO ONE deserves to have been beaten like that. This girl Jenelle is a disgusting person and so is her extremely NASTY looking loser of a boyfriend. MTV should really consider pulling the plug on her.

1271 days ago
84.

JTTY512    

Seriously? A setup? What it looked like was a hillbilly PTA meeting being filmed on a cell phone...Who the hell is getting paid for this? Teen 'Trash' Mom, Jenelle should use her MTV paycheck to hire herself a lawyer that won't start off by making an ass of himself and an even bigger one of her! Give me a break! This chick is a trainwreck!

1271 days ago
85.

trout    

This person actually has a law degree??? Freaking ridiculous defense. It really doesn't matter if there were cameras set up or not, the video speaks for itself. That w.t. didn't have to start throwing punches. Look at her own choice of actions. The video clearly shows her starting the fight (after the s***bag egged her on by pushing her) and pounding all over that girl...the only chance her little boy has is if he is permanently removed from that trainwreck's custody. Obviously, she is a loooong way from being any kind of capable, fit parent. So sad for the little boy!

1271 days ago
86.

rico    

Whether or not it was set up beforehand, the truth of the matter is no one guided her fist to land on that girl's face multiple times while she sat her ass on top of her. I'm fairly certain that regardless of what preceded, that is pretty much her pounding her skull into the grass.

1271 days ago
87.

ghostgirl71    

Jannelle wooped that chicks @ss! HA!

1271 days ago
88.

sam    

The girls in the back going "OHH! OHH! OHH! OHH! OHH! OOH! OOOOOH! OOH! OOH! OHH! OHH! OOH! PUNCH HER! KICK HER! OHH! ELBOW HER! ELBOW HER! OOHHOOO!" Need to be beat with a nine iron. As do both girls in the fight. ****ing white trash sluts.

1271 days ago
89.

toto    

Why report on this? I thought TMZ was a celeb gossip site? Teen Moms are NOT celebs by a longshot in my book. I can't believe people actually choose to watch these kinds of shows. Bunch of trashy kids that cant keep their legs shut rewarded for bad behaviour. Seems like you can videotape anything and it will get on TV these days.

1271 days ago
90.

giavaunni    

STRAIGHT WHITE TRASH...LOL BUT JANELLE BEAT HER AS$..THE ONLY PERSON I FEEL SORRY FOR IS HER SON SAD SITUATION THAT SHE DOESN'T GROW AND BECOME A MOTHER TO HIM..

1271 days ago
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