Evelyn Lozada Speaks Out on Domestic Dispute
Now I’m not gonna lie, when I saw Evelyn’s expertly crafted response to the entire domestic dispute with her new (and possibly soon to be ex) husband, Chad Johnson, the cynical person in me thought “Publicity Stunt.” Now don’t get me wrong, even as callous, crass and uncouth as Lozada is I still don’t think she’d risk losing the dollars she’s currently loss AND her marriage just to be painted as a sympathetic figure; HOWEVER I’m sure that she would take this opportunity and spin it into a financial gain and possibly come out looking much more sympathetic than she does currently. From People.com:
Following Saturday’s domestic violence incident involving the Basketball Wives cast member and husband Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), she told Entertainment Tonight, “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me.”
Johnson was taken into police custody Saturday after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a “pretty good sized” laceration at a nearby hospital, Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com over the weekend.
But the football player originally told authorities it was Lozada who head-butted him during the incident.
“It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles,” she said. “Domestic violence is not okay, and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”
Once again I don’t think she’s making up what happened to her, or even exaggerating the severity of the event. I do however believe she is going to look at the next few weeks as a way to spin this into money for her depleted coffers, now that she’s lost her spin-off show and I’m sure any new sponsors would give her a long side-eye before giving her and new endorsement opportunities.
This whole situation could very well be a way for Evelyn to rehab her image assuming she takes responsibility for her very violent past and recognizing this is an opportunity for her to heal, learn and grow as well…all in front of the cameras of course.