Evelyn Lozada has issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight regarding the incident that took place between she and her husband, Chad Johnson.
“It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday. I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time,”
The 911 call from that evening has also been released. It was actually Chad and Evelyn’s neighbor who made the call. The neighbor indicated it was a “high profile situation”, it might be a “misunderstanding” and if possible to avoid the sirens. He also said that Lozada would need medical assistance, “probably stitches” but indicated that she was not bleeding.
Lastly, details of Chad’s 2000 arrest for domestic violence have been released. The alleged assault took place in L.A. which resulted in Chad pleading “no contest.” The details include Chad accusing his girlfriend at the time of cheating on him and then “slapping her accross the face.” Chad was charged with domestic battery.
Johnson was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to serve 45 days in L.A. County Jail. But Johnson struck a deal with the court which allowed him to avoid jail … as long as he completed 30 days of graffiti removal work with CalTrans. Johnson was also required to complete a 12 month batterer’s counseling program and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
Does the fact that Chad hasn’t had an incident during his professional career matter? Do Evelyn’s antics on Basketball Wives (throwing drinks, wine bottles, jumping on tables to go after other women) color your opinion of the incident?
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