Evelyn Lozada: Domestic Violence Is Not Okay
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 14, 2012
Evelyn Lozada is speaking out for the first time since her husband Chad Johnson's arrest Saturday night for allegedly head butting her.
"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," she tells ET exclusively in a statement.
Chad has since been charged with battery with a bond set at $2,500, and was cut from the Miami Dolphins team.
Chad reportedly told police that it was Evelyn who head butted him. According to the police report, Evelyn sustained a laceration on her forehead "approximately 3 inches in length," while Chad "did not have any visible marks or bruises."
VH1 has pulled the couple's upcoming reality show Ev & Ocho from its lineup.
"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," VH1 said in a statement.