“Teen Mom 2” stars Briana DeJesus and Kailyn Lowry have been in a contentious legal battle since June 2021 when Lowry sued DeJesus for defamation of character, People Magazine reported. According to court documents obtained by E! News, the suit was a response to claims made by Briana that stated, “Lowry physically beat Christopher Lopez,” with whom Kail shares her two sons, Lux, 4, and Creed, 1.
Lowry denied DeJesus’ claims and pursued legal action in response. A spokesperson for Lowry told People Magazine in July 2021 that the comments were “untrue” and stated DeJesus intentionally tried to harm Lowry.
DeJesus’ legal team responded to the suit by filing an Anti-SLAPP motion in August 2021, E! News reported.
Since the summer of 2021, the case has been ongoing with not much to report, but recently DeJesus’ lawyer gave “Teen Mom” fans an update about the suit.
Briana DeJesus’ Lawyer Speak Out
DeJesus’ attorney, Marc J. Randazza, gave Celebuzz an exclusive update on March 30 about the court proceedings.
In an exclusive statement Randazzo staid, “When they asked Conan the Barbarian ‘what is best in life,’ he should have said ‘To have a thoughtful judge in a First Amendment case who stands up for civil liberties,’ That would sound awesome in Arnold’s Austrian accent.”
He continued, “Yesterday, I think we got what is best in life. A thoughtful judge that I am confident will come down on the side that relied on the First Amendment, and not on the side that relied on negativity and smears.”
DeJesus opened up about her desire to end the lawsuit in an exclusive interview with Celebuzz in August 2021.
“I think this lawsuit was not a good use of the court system,” she told the outlet. “I look forward to the judge seeing it for what it is, and ending this as quickly as the judge can.”
She also cited the first amendment, stating, “the greatest freedom we have is the First Amendment. If someone wants to sue me for exercising my First Amendment rights, they are not only coming after me, but after the generations of freedom-seeking people who have made this the greatest country in the world. None of us will accept this without a fight.”
Briana DeJesus Smiles Leaving Court
According to The Sun, DeJesus attended a court hearing in Florida on Tuesday, March 29, for Judge Robert J. Egan to make a ruling on her Anti-SLAPP motion.
In photos exclusively obtained by The Sun, DeJesus is seen smiling and high-fiving her lawyer, indicating that the court proceeding went well.
DeJesus seemed optimistic about her case following the proceeding, telling a reporter from The Sun, “I’m okay. I feel good.”
Furthermore, in a video captured by the publication, DeJesus’ lawyer, Marc J. Randazza, states, “Alright, let’s go celebrate!”
Despite the smiling faces, DeJesus isn’t in the clear quite yet. The Sun reported that the Judge didn’t dismiss the case. He will “review the information presented at the hearing and make a decision at a later date.”
“Teen Mom 2” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on MTV.