On Saturday, Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (AKA Chad Ochocinco) was arrested on a domestic violence charge, accused of head-butting his newlywed wife (“Basketball Wives” star) Evelyn Lozada during an argument in front of their home outside Miami.
Three days later, Evelyn has finally released an official statement about the incident.
“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,” she wrote.
The official statement comes just one day after VH1 announced it was pulling Chad and Evelyn’s new reality show, “Ev and Ocho,” from its fall schedule (the reality series — a spin-off of “Basketball Wives,” — was slated to premiere on September 3rd).
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