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Chad Johnson’s Wife Releases Official Statement On Domestic Battery Incident

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(WSCR) In the wake of her husband Chad Johnson’s arrest for domestic abuse, Evelyn Lozada released an official statement on the incident.

Johnson was arrested Saturday in a domestic battery case involving his wife. The Dolphins released the veteran wide receiver roughly 24 hours after the arrest.

“It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday,” the reality star wrote in an email via her publicist. “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 wrote.

Lozada’s statement comes just one day after VH1 announced it was pulling Chad and Evelyn’s new reality show, “Ev and Ocho.”