TEEN Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is SUING Briana DeJesus for defamation.
The lawsuit comes after Briana claimed the star "beat up" baby daddy Chris Lopez.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, the 29-year-old is suing for defamation after Briana "asserted that Lowry physically beat Christopher Lopez, the father of two of Lowry's sons, and broke into and entered the home of Mr. Lopez's mother."
Kailyn's legal team claimed that her co-star’s comments are false and were made "for the purpose of causing Lowry harm…Defendant used Lowry to gain additional media attention for herself."
In a statement to E! News, Kailyn's rep said the MTV star is hopeful for a quick resolution so her ongoing feud with Briana, 27, can come to an end.
"Kail is disheartened by the recent untrue statements made by her fellow castmate, Briana Dejesus, concerning Kail's absence from a recent episode and involvement in crimes that she never committed," the statement read.
"Kail takes these statements very seriously. After necessary self-reflection, Kail has decided to handle this situation with Ms. Dejesus by exercising her legal right to protect herself and her brand in Court."
While Kailyn and Briana have not gotten along for a while, the drama between the co-stars escalated when the mother of two claimed Kailyn was “cut” from the June 8 episode of Teen Mom 2.
After Briana claimed her storylines replaced the mother of four, Kailyn weighed in on the drama by taking to her Instagram Story to slam her co-star.
While tagging Briana, co-star Ashley Jones was heard in the background of Kailyn’s video calling the mother of two a “punk a** b***h in the motherf***king comments. B***h, put a name on it!”
Briana fired back by claiming on her Instagram Story: "Kail doesn't want to film about breaking and entering into Chris momma house and beating him for cutting his child's hair."
Kailyn previously called out her baby daddy Chris Lopez on social media for cutting their three-year-old son Lux's long locks without asking her first.
The drama between the co-parents escalated when Kailyn was arrested for "punching" Chris "several times with a closed fist" over their oldest son's haircut.
The Sun exclusively reported that the Teen Mom 2 star was arrested on September 26 for offensive touching, though she denied the fight turned physical to police.
According to Delaware court papers, the incident took place on September 4 during a custody exchange for their oldest son Lux, 3.
Chris reported the “domestic incident” on the day of the offense, but police didn’t contact him back until September 25.
The court papers read: “Christopher advised that on 9/04/2020… he was struck by his ex-girlfriend, Kailyn Lowry, several times with a closed fist.
“Christopher stated that Kailyn and his mother had arranged to have a custodial swap for Lux Lowry at his residence.”
She was released on her own recognizance with no bail amount, as she agreed to appear to all scheduled court hearings.
The Sun exclusively revealed in February that the charges against Kailyn were dropped.
Briana continued to assert that Kailyn wasn't on the June 8 episode because she refused to film about the arrest.
The mother of two slammed Kailyn on Instagram for not wanting to share her authentic life on the show, writing: "Like someone is filming on the show legitimately filming about a wallpaper color choice when she could be filming about a domestic abuse situation with her baby daddy that I was told she was trying to hide.
"This is back when a child's hair was cut as was allegedly arrested after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with with Her baby daddy."
Ashley also got in on the drama, as she shut down Briana’s claims in a number of comments on Instagram.
The 24-year-old then took to her Instagram Story to explain why she has a “problem” with some of her co-stars, who she said are “fake as f**k.”
She continued: “I’m not fake as f**k and I’m not gonna block you and talk and throw stones and hide my hand hand.
“You want to fight? Let’s fight. Stop being a weak a**, punk a** b***h."
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