The MTV personality and her ex-boyfriend Glennon have been battling it out in court since they split in 2019. Glennon currently has primary custody of their son James — but Portwood is doing everything she can to change that.
In August, Glennon insinuated Portwood was abusive to their shared son, writing on his Instagram story, “You hit your baby boy...Really?!"
The mom-of-two was outraged by the claim, and now demands full custody of her son as retribution for the “false” statements.
In court papers obtained by The Sun, Portwood asked that her baby daddy be held in contempt of court for making the "defamatory" post, and that she be granted primary custody of their toddler.
According to the documents, “On or about August 25, 2021, Mother informed Father that the parties’ child had a spot on the inside of the lip that appeared to Mother as a canker sore or cold sore. Mother took pictures and sent it to Father.”
“Father posted a statement on social media accusing Mother of hitting the parties’ child, and then subsequently deleted the post...screenshots of his post were made public,” the documents read.
Portwood is claiming that Glennon’s statements “directly violate the provisions of the Mediated Agreement adopted on October 23, 2019 and the provisions of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines.”
She also claimed that the claims made in the post were “false and defamatory,” and were made with the intention to “harm Mother and her reputation.”
The former reality TV personality also claimed that posting photos of James on social media, which she accused Glennon of, is also a “direct violation of the Mediated Agreement.”
The documents explain that Portwood requests that her ex be financially responsible for her attorney’s fees as well.
A source close to the Teen Mom OG star dished to The Sun that the abuse allegations have been hard on her: “Obviously Amber was devastated by the implications. She’s scared that because of her past, people might believe it, but there is absolutely no truth to it.”
Portwood was arrested in July 2019 for domestic violence against Glennon in July 2019, who was later granted full physical custody of their tot. The Marriage Boot Camp alum is allowed three unsupervised visits with their son a week.