“she never laid a hand on her 4-year-old son. The whole incident was because her baby daddy — a guy named Jerry Robinson — got her mother (left) in a headlock.According to Nicole, she was going with her mom — Jill Essigmann — to pick up her son from Robinson’s home. When her mom went in to get the child, Nicole claims there was some kind of physical altercation and Robinson emerged with her mother in a headlock.Nicole tells TMZ: “I did what I had to do … Anybody in my shoes would have done the same thing if they saw their mom in a headlock. I laid the smackdown.”
According to Nicole, the reason for the child abuse charge is because her son witnessed the violent incident.
Both Nicole and her mother were arrested on two counts of simple battery. Nicole was also charged with child cruelty. The case is still being investigated.”