In what might be news to most people, Chad Johnson and his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, were supposed to premiere their VH1 reality show this September. But then Johnson learned the hard way that allegedly using your head to hit your wife in the face inside a Smart Car will cost you all your jobs. In statement released yesterday, the network said it's putting the kibosh on the show.
"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series 'Ev & Ocho' from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it."Davie police have also released the 911 call put in by Johnson's neighbor, who took Lozada in as Chad drove around to calm down. The neighbor, an unidentified man, calmly tells the dispatcher what happened and begs law enforcement not to let the media know.
On the tape, you can hear Lozada giving the neighbor the details of the alleged assault. Among the things the neighbor says to the dispatcher:
"Let's not make a big scene until the police get here... He's a high-profile person."
"He hit her with his head... She has a nice cut on the forehead that I believe will need stitches or one of those butterfly things."
"He's a very high-profile person. We want to too keep this as quiet as possible... We don't need the news here."
Meanwhile, Hard Knocks will be addressing the issue on its next episode, which airs tonight.
Johnson apparently met his wife on Twitter. She was once engaged to ex-NBA star Antoine Walker. Lozada was also on Basketball Wives and was known to be the one to start fights with the other wives. Johnson live-tweeted their wedding. On Hard Knocks last week, Johnson spoke about courting his wife by saying, "When you have to pause Call of Duty for someone, you know they're the fucking one." They've been married about two months.
How can a marriage built on such a strong foundation come to such an abrupt end? Teams of doctors will be studying this mystery for decades to come.