Last night, Evelyn Lozada broke her silence on the domestic violence incident that ruined her marriage and disrupted her and Ochocinco’s career.
On the night of August 11th, a neighbor of Evelyn Lozada’s, called the police to summon them to their location where the “Basketball Wives” star had allegedly been head butted by her husband Chad Johnson. The couple had gotten into a dispute over condoms and things became physical.
Evelyn filed for divorce within a few short days and hasn’t looked back! She granted her first interview to “Nightline” where she connected the dots for skeptics and critics of that violent night.
Here are the five most important quotes from the sit down, courtesy of TheYBF:
“…And the very first thing that was on there was that he purchased a box of condoms. So I looked at the date and it was, like, July 20 something, it was literally, like, three weeks after my wedding.”
“I knew that he was lying. And I told him, I never forget telling him, I said, “I’m not stickin’ by you through this. I don’t care if my marriage is the laughing stock of the world and people laugh at me. I’m not stickin’ by you through this.”
“He got upset. He just….he came a whole other person and he was like, “I didn’t– I didn’t do anything. You’re accusing me.” And then the next thing I know, he– he grabbed me by here and he headbutted me. And all I felt was, you know…I felt, like, you know, blood coming down my face.”
“I understand it, but I also think that it’s like saying, “Well, look at that woman that– look at what she had on. That’s why she got raped,” you know? I just feel like– I feel it’s a little unfair, you know? Whatever the perception of me is on Basketball Wives, that doesn’t justify what happened that day, you know? That’s catty drama amongst women on a reality show.”
“You won’t see me throwin’ a bottle. I’ll tell you that. You know– I’m always gonna voice my opinion. But you won’t see me actin’ a fool, you know? I’ve grown a lot in the last couple months.”
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