Three days after a domestic dispute during which Evelyn Lozada alleges her husband of approximately one month, Chad Ochocinco Johnson, head-butted her after an argument sparked by a condom receipt, the “Basketball Wives” star has issued the following statement:
“It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday,” the reality star wrote in an email via her publicist. “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.”
In the wake of the incident, Johnson was cut from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, where he recently signed to play wide receiver, and the couple’s controversial reality show, “Ev and Ocho,” has been shelved by VH1. The network released the following statement:
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”
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As previously reported by NewsOne, Evelyn’s troubles took an even more tragic turn last night. Her beloved brother-in-law,Anthony Ochoa, whom she mentioned frequently on “BBW,” and who walked her down the aisle at her wedding, passed away after a long bout with cancer. He was 43-years-old.
Our thoughts continue to be with the Lozada and Ochoa families as they move forward in healing and resolution during these difficult times.