Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson in happier times
"Don't feel bad, my black [expletive] messed up, I made the bed now I gotta lay n it," Johnson wrote on the social media site earlier this week, after user @MisShaiMUA tweeted, "I actually feel bad for @ochocinco Idk why tho."
Now, Lozada has spoken out. In a "Nightline" interview set to air Friday evening, Lozada described the alleged domestic violence incident as "a bad choice that destroyed his life ... But it was his choice, it wasn't mine."
"I would like for him to tell me that he got help and that he is working on himself, whenever I talk to my sister or my girlfriend, I always say I want the best for him. I really do! And he is a good guy who made a bad choice. He loves football, he is very driven, a great dad," she told ABC's Amy Robach.
Johnson and Lozada married in July. Things reportedly went horribly amiss after Lozada saw a receipt for condoms in the trunk of their car after dinner in Miami a few weeks ago.
A heated argument ensued, and according to a police report obtained by TMZ, Johnson grabbed Lozada, head-butted her, and screamed at her: "I don't give a [expletive]! I don't give a [expletive] about my career!" Lozada then "fled on foot to a neighbor's house to get away from Johnson."
Lozada said being apart is "the right thing." She has not spoken to him since the alleged attack, which left Lozada with a three-inch laceration on her forehead, which required stitches.
She divorced Johnson days after the incident. When asked why, Lozada told Robach: "I said to myself, 'I'm never going to go through that again, ever. I don't think any woman should ever have to feel like that or be fearful of her husband.'"
The interview with Lozada is scheduled to air tonight on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET.
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