Photos leaked of Chad Johnson's ex wife's head injury
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Photos of Chad Johnson's former wife's injury, suffered during a domestic dispute nearly a year ago, were leaked to a popular entertainment website.
The photos taken at the hospital were leaked to TMZ. They show the three-inch gash on Evelyn Lozada's head. She received eight stitches after she was head-butted last August by then husband, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson.
The two had been arguing at their Davie home over a condom receipt Lozada found in the car.
Laura Finley, a domestic violence expert said, "Unfortunately being on the head, it suggests probably other incidents, maybe not physical. We don't know. Usually by the time it becomes a physical injury that is that obvious it means abuse has escalated."
Johnson pleaded guilty to the abuse that cost him his marriage and his career with the Miami Dolphins. He was put on probation, but it was the slap on his attorney's backside on June 10 that landed him in jail. "Again, I just want to apologize to the court for disrespecting this court," said Johnson.
After apologizing to the judge on Monday, the judge reduced Johnson's jail sentence from 30 to seven days and set him free. She reminded him of the original crime and the pictures that got him in trouble in the first place. "If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, I only had one word that came to mind after a reviewed the photographs of her injures, and that word would be: horrific," said Broward County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen McHugh.
While walking out of jail, Johnson said the time in jail the judge gave him allowed him to reflect on his life and actions. "Little does she know it, I love her to death," he said. "What she has been is a blessing in disguise. She has no clue for putting my life on pause and giving me time to think, no one else has been able to do it."
The judge has extended Johnson's probation until mid October. He will be required to attend two counseling sessions a week and perform 25 hours of community service.
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