On the show, James attempts to escape Markai's aggression but she pursues him.
Break the Cycle defines dating violence as a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. There may not be systematic abuse taking place -- but a highlight reel from a show that condenses ten months of a young person's life into a half-hour does not provide enough information to judge.
Regardless, it IS a demonstration of extremely unhealthy relationship behavior.
And like it or not, hitting someone just because they hurt your feelings is considered assault in every state. Speak with the parents of any young victim who has been tormented, physically hurt or even murdered by a dating partner.
What might appear to be a "lil fight" could be just a glimpse into a long-term pattern of controlling, abusive behaviors.
Ever since MTV resurrected Teen Mom: OG, one of the calling cards has been filming the film crew's interactions with the fab four. but nothing like Farrah Abraham's full-on BRAWL with one of her producers here.
If you watch Teen Mom online, you know the girls are borderline celebrities at this point, but that hasn't changed their true colors one bit.
The MTV show follows around a bunch of young mothers, documenting their struggles with parenting, drugs, the law, coming of age, etc.
Well, maybe it has for Farrah Abraham, but not for Jenelle Evans, who remains as authentically and lovably crazy as she was in 2009. Here's a look at some of the craziest moments, on and off camera, from the MTV staff. Chelsea Houska's baby daddy Adam Lind likely cost himself any chance at custody when a photo of him tossing some salad leaked online - and we don't mean the harmless, kitchen side dish variety of tossed salad people.
Or Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, who are just as in love as they were when the step-siblings who gave their daughter up for adoption.
"star" Amber Portwood was officially charged last week with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery.
The charges against Amber were derived from footage recorded by MTV during the shoot., which featured yet another unhealthy relationship segment.