TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry admitted she has a secret boyfriend and skipped filming the MTV show to protect his identity in new court documents.
Kailyn, 29, sued her enemy and Teen Mom 2 co-star Briana DeJesus for defamation in June.
The mom of four claimed Briana "asserted that Kailyn physically beat Christopher Lopez, the father of two of Lowry's sons, and broke into and entered the home of Mr. Lopez's mother.”
In court papers exclusively obtained by The Sun, Kailyn filed an opposition to Briana’s request for a summary judgment.
In the new documents, Kail hit back against Briana’s claims that she was not included in the June 8 episode of Teen Mom because she “refused to film” about her October 2020 “offensive touching” arrest against Chris. All of the charges have been dropped.
Instead, she claimed she didn’t film because she was “dating someone new.”
The court papers continued: “I have been in the public eye since I was a teenager. I am now nearing 30. While I have allowed filming in my home for years, I recently requested that the Series not film about someone I have been dating.
“It is my understanding that this resulted in me not being included in the June 8, 2021 episode of the Series. It has nothing to do with my arrest that was expunged or the allegations that were made against me that resulted in that arrest.”
Also in the court documents, Kailyn said Briana claimed she obtained the arrest information from “credible source” Chris, who is the father of Kailyn’s two youngest sons Lux, 4, and Creed, 1.
Briana, 27, also credited the source of the information as “production,” meaning the producers and crew that film Teen Mom 2.
Kailyn said Chris denied he was the source in texts to her, which she provided in the court filing, and that he and Briana have “never even met.”
The court papers continued: “Lowry and Chris have also been involved in long and contentious proceedings before the Family Court. This, along with Lowry’s Order of Protection From Abuse against Chris, is all knowledge to [DeJesus.]
“No reasonable person could believe Chris’ statements, if they were even made to [DeJesus], concerning Lowry, were credible.
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“A reasonable person would likely believe that Chris was making false allegations to obtain an advantage over Lowry in their legal proceedings.”
She added: “For all the reasons stated herein… [DeJesus'] motion should be denied and this case should be tried, and Lowry should be awarded her attorneys’ fees and costs.”
Kailyn did not name her new boyfriend, though fans have been speculating she is back together with her ex-husband Javi Marrroquin, who she shares son Lincoln, 7.
KAILYN SUES BRIANA
In Kail’s initial complaint against Briana filed in June, her 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."
Kailyn then went into their long-standing feud in the court papers filed on June 25, which began when Briana joined Teen Mom 2 in 2017.
Kailyn claimed Briana "has a history of making false public statements regarding Lowry’s family life,” including when she allegedly responded to a Twitter user “[Lowry] gets beat the f**k up by Chris in front of her kids.”
She also mentioned when Briana’s sister, Brittany, “physically assaulted” her while filming a reunion episode in August 2018.
Kailyn mentioned in the lawsuit when she was excluded from the June 8, 2021 Teen Mom 2 episode.
Briana claimed she wasn’t included because she allegedly “committed violent, physical crimes towards Mr. Lopez. Defendant also asserted that Lowry was arrested for breaking and entering into the home of Mr. Lopez’s mother.”
Briana claimed Kailyn “didn’t want to film” about the alleged incident.
Kailyn claimed she did not break into Chris’ mother’s home or beat him up.
She claimed the statements “threaten” her “ability to earn a living.”
The papers alleged: “An Instagram user tagged several of Lowry’s sponsors and employers in a different post referencing the Defendant’s allegations concerning Lowry.
“The Post interferes with and injures Lowry’s profession, occupation, business and employment.
“Upon information and belief, Lowry’s sponsors, as well as her podcasts’ sponsors, are aware of the allegations made in the post.”
Kailyn claimed the post was made with “actual malice” and that Briana “knew the post was false and/or acted with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”
The MTV star claimed she suffered “the impairment of her reputation and standing in the community, personal humiliation, and mental anguish.”
She requested $30,000, reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, and a jury trial.
BRI FIGHTS BACK
In Briana’s response, her attorney claimed his client could not have defamed Kailyn with "false" stories because she was arrested for the alleged assault on her ex.
The attorney wrote: “She verifiably was arrested for this, and her arrest garnered media attention.”
Briana's lawyer called Kailyn’s lawsuit "meritless" and demanded she pay his client's legal fees.
He also requested the entire lawsuit be dismissed.
He went on: "It is meritless and directed exclusively at protected speech on a matter of public concern brought for the purpose of harassing and trying to silence a critic."
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