MTV star Amber Portwood is speaking out for the first time after she was arrested on a number of charges including domestic battery and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon earlier this summer, in the hopes of setting the record straight. The reality star was arrested back in July after her boyfriend and father of her son James, Andrew Glennon, alleged that she attacked him in their home while he was holding their 1-year-old son.
The Teen Mom OG star sat down with Dr. Drew after during the show's second reunion episode to give her story of what happened. Amber opened the dialogue by commenting on the fact that Glennon had texted 911 that night of their alleged altercation. "A text message by the way -- I just want to point that out real quick," Amber stated. "But I ran after him with a machete," she deadpans at the camera while subtly rolling her eyes.
Amber clarified that it was actually a local patrol for their area that Glennon had texted for help stating "If somebody is coming after me with something like that, I'm calling the f*cking police and running out the door," she said.
During the conversation, Portwood confirmed to Dr. Drew that Glennon has already seemingly moved on with another woman, commenting on his narcissistic behavior. "I've already talked to her," Portwood said of the new woman in Glennon's life. "She's a good person. She's very nice, she's a very sweet person."
Despite stating that she "wants to get my side of the story out," Portwood was cautious about what she could say, hoping to not anger her lawyers by saying something she shouldn't. Both Dr. Drew and producers behind the scenes assured Portwood that they didn't want her to say anything she doesn't want. "I literally opted out of drug court a long time ago to put myself in prison to help myself," Portwood explained.
"Why would I jeopardize? You haven't heard sh*t from me since then, haven't gotten in trouble one time. But all of a sudden, I'm running after my kid, and then with a machete? You're insane," she said of Glennon's allegations that Portwood used a machete to threaten him.
Although she wasn't able to shed much light on what happened before or during the alleged incident, Portwood spoke to her fans and thanked them for all their support during this particularly tough time. Watch Amber's interview below.