Oh drama. Does anybody remember that episode of Basketball Wives when Evelyn Lozada told her football-playing fiancée that she understood ‘the game’ and knew she wouldn’t be the only woman he’d be with (sexually), but all she asked was that he tell her about it, and use condoms (true story)? And do you remember her saying that if he did those things and ‘kept it real’ with her, she couldn’t do anything but respect him for that (as in for sleeping with other women)? Well I remember that episode. And I remember thinking, why is she lying to him????? If she ever gets that call or finds out he was with someone else she is going to kill him! Or at least try! If you’ve watched the show you saw how bad it got (and by ‘it’ I mainly mean her); Evelyn was literally the reason people started signing petitions against the show, myself included. I begin this story with this info because the fight they had, which landed Evelyn in the hospital and Chad in jail, allegedly began with Evelyn finding a receipt for condoms in Chad’s maserati. Hmmm… one can’t help but wonder how this will play out on their reality show, which airs on Vh1 in a few weeks. Deets inside. UPDATE: We have court documents, my friends.
And Chad has since posted bond:
TMZ has the story:
NFL star Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night for domestic violence … allegedly against new wife Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of VH1’s “Basketball Wives.”
Law enforcement sources tell us Johnson allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument, and when cops arrived to the scene, Lozada had lacerations on her forehead.
Our sources say Lozada has been at the hospital for several hours.
According to our sources, the fight started when Lozada found a receipt for condoms in the center of the couple’s Maserati and confronted Johnson about it. A verbal argument ensued.
We’re told at some point during the argument, Johnson head-butted Lozada. According to reports, Johnson told police he butted heads with Lozada by accident.
Johnson is reportedly still in custody and wil have to go before a judge before he can be released.
Johnson and Lozada were married last month after Johnson proposed in November 2010 with a massive 10-carat diamond ring.
Now I really need everyone’s help with this one. If you’ve seen Evelyn in action (and again, if you remember the conversation where she GAVE HIM PERMISSION TO CHEAT ON HER) then it is so difficult to see her as a victim! I know I should be reporting this as an issue of domestic violence, and stressing Evelyn as a victim of abuse… but it’s hard to do that knowing what I know; and for sure, I don’t know the whole story.
What do you guys think? I am in NO WAY saying Chad was within his rights to get violent with her– and I’m very curious as to how you can head-butt somebody ‘by accident.’ I’m sure he was as wrong… as she was.
Oh boy, here I go judging! But uggghhh it’s so hard with Evelyn! She was so reckless and such a bully on Basketball Wives (not that all of the other women were class acts, lmao). I never thought that this would happen, but I knew their marriage wouldn’t be a fairy tale romance. Evelyn herself made that clear the minute she made it okay for him to be with other women. Open relationships are fine, if two people are really open to it! There was no way in hell that Evelyn was really okay with that; maybe some women can quietly accept infidelity or the fact that their husband has other women, but Evelyn was never that woman, in my opinion.
Ultimately, I wish suffering upon no man or woman and I hope that they can work out their issues in a way that makes sense for both of them. Also, I urge all of you to read a comment below from PITNBr ella, who took a very different approach to this story. I want to stress a point she made, which is that any ‘type’ of woman (or man) can be a victim of abuse. Even as we consider Evelyn’s reality TV history, persona, and relationship decisions it is so, so important that we do not create a victim-blaming atmosphere. Many thanks to ella for pointing this out.
The newlywed’s reality show Ev & Ocho premieres on September 3, on Vh1.0