Jenelle Evans is claiming that she was "set up" in the viral fight video that led to her arrest over the weekend. Evans is saying that Brittany Maggard (the woman who can be seen in the video pushing Evans just before Evans attacked Britany Truett) sold the footage for $45,000. "She told me herself and I got very upset. I cried for two hours," Evans told E! News.
However, Maggard spoke to TMZ and said that Evans was in on the plot to profit off the footage and that it was Evans who called a personal contact at a photo agency to sell the video. Maggard says they only received $5000 for the tape, of which Evans said she was entitled to a larger cut because "you wouldn't get any money if I wasn't famous!"
Either way, the plot backfired because both women were arrested after the video popped up on the internet. Evans must appear in court for charges of assault and simple affray on April 26—but only after appearances on April 14 for drug and breaking and entering charges, and on April 29 for more alleged infractions.