Amber Portwood was arrested and charged with domestic battery on July 5

By Jodi Guglielmi
August 29, 2019 02:36 PM
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Amber Portwood is telling her side of the story.

Portwood, 29, will speak out about her arrest and domestic battery charge for the first time during the Teen Mom OG reunion. In a teaser for the upcoming episode, Portwood sits down with longtime host Dr. Drew to discuss the incident.

“I really need some assurance,” she says. “Can you talk to my lawyers and please just figure something out?”

“I want to get my side of the story out,” she adds.

On July 5, the MTV star was arrested for allegedly attacking boyfriend Andrew Glennon while he was holding their son, James.

The day after the incident, Portwood was further charged with domestic battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, according to Page Six.

She has not yet entered a plea.

Andrew Glennon and Amber Portwood
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Glennon filed for sole custody of James several days later.

According to a police affidavit from the arrest detailing the alleged incident and obtained by Radar Online, Glennon claimed that the Teen Mom OG star allegedly took a handful of pills and “threatened to kill herself” before pulling a machete on him.

Glennon alleged that Portwood “went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing,” during the dispute, according to the affidavit filed with the court.