Evelyn Lozada opened up about the alleged head-butting incident that ended her marriage, comparing the backlash to that of a rape victim. The Basketball Wives star’s violent reputation has cast doubt among some, believing that she perpetuated the altercation that led to her husband, Chad “Ochocino” Johnson being taken into custody.
In response to naysayers not believing her account, Lozada made a questionable comparison. “I understand it, but I also think that, it’s like saying ‘Well look at that woman. Look at what she had on, that’s why she got raped.’ she said on ABC’s Nightline, Friday (Aug. 31).”I just feel like it’s a little unfair. Whatever the perception of me is on Basketball Wives that doesn’t justify what happened that day.”
During the segment, the openly emotional mom lauded Johnson as a great father, and believes that he still loves her. She also confirmed that the whole thing erupted after she found a receipt for condoms belonging to Johnson, which he denied, after being confronted.
Following the assault, Lozada released a statement calling out Ocho’s refusal to take responsibility for his actions, while the former NFL player has yet to admit to the attack.
Nonetheless, Johnson, who has lost his position on the Miami Dolphins team, and had his financial issues exposed, doesn’t want sympathy. The wide-receiver wrote on Twitter that he has to “start over.”
The former couple has not had contact with one another, and with both sides offering different reactions to the incident, they may not be friendly anytime soon.
Lozada and Johnson met on Twitter, and were wed in July, just one month before the fight.
The couple’s reality show Ev & Ocho has since been canceled by VH1. Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin’s reality show Chrissy & Mr. Jones is said to have been moved up in its place.
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