'Teen Mom 2' abuse: MTV accused of editing footage to make relationship appear violent

teen-mom-2-kailyn-lowry.jpgMTV has been accused of editing footage from their reality series "Teen Mom 2" to imply domestic violence in a relationship where there may not be any. In the trailer for Season 4, Kailyn Lowry can be seen hitting her husband Javi Morroquin, and the father of her child, Jo Rivera. But a friend of Lowry's claims that the incident didn't occur as it appears in the footage.

"She never hit him," says Lex Lopez, who claims to have been present during the altercation. "She pushed him out of frustration and was instantly sorry for her actions ... That day there were 14 people in Kail's tiny house, including an eight-person camera crew. It was so hectic and Kail was very frustrated and she just lost it for a minute. Javi forgave her that day, even though MTV tries to make it look like he leaves the house after the incident. In fact, he went outside to go help his parents fix Kail's car."

Kailyn isn't denying the incident, though. She has apologized via Starcasm. "I just want to publicly apologize in advance to my fans, and even though Javi and I have moved on from it, I want to say I'm sorry again to him and his family for letting my emotions get the best of me. I know how humiliating that is for them and I'm humiliated myself."

MTV released the following statement to HuffPo in response: This is a docu-series and the scenes shown are accurate portrayals of each young woman's story -- the trailer includes a confrontation that took place between Kailyn and Javi, and shows her expressing her feelings about it. Viewers will see this event unfold later in the season."

Watch the trailer below. "Teen Mom 2" Season 4 premiers Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. EST.


Teen Mom 2
Get More: Teen Mom 2, Full Episodes

Photo/Video credit: MTV