It’s been a whirlwind of misfortune for reality show couple Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco, after the two were involved in a domestic violence incident that left a 3″ gash on Evelyn’s forehead and resulted in a trip to the clink for Chad followed by getting dropped from his NFL team. To make matters worse, their upcoming reality show was scrapped by VH1, Chad was axed from HBO’s Hard Knocks and throughout all the drama, Evelyn suffered the loss of her brother-in-law who lost his battle with cancer.
Although the two have been mute, since the incident, Evelyn released a statement earlier today that stated she was very disappointed in Chad for not taking responsibility for his actions:
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.
Evelyn is right. What happened between her and Chad is not okay and he should take full responsibility for it, if he did indeed head butted her in a moment of frustration.
But there is a bigger lesson in all of this, especially for VH1 who decided to get some morals and pull the show (but were so quick to promote the Basketball Wives’ fights in the trailers to get the ratings up for each season) . We can’t go around acting like it’s alright to jump on tables on national television, throw bottles at folks and be ready to slap up former friends and act like that’s okay. Violence is violence and it’s unfortunate that all of this had to happen but maybe the bigger lesson in all of this is that we have to stop promoting this type of stuff like because the moment something like this happens, it almost contradicts what you’ve stood for. Maybe this will signal some type of change within that network..
Peep what Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless had to say about the situation on ESPN below:
Also TMZ has released the 911 call. Listen to it here