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Chad Johnson

Ripped By Judge

for Slapping Lawyer's Ass

6/11/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chad has just filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider the ruling.

10:46 AM PT
-- Chad is currently at jail and is being booked.

10:30 AM PT
-- We just got video of the love tap. Check it out.

7:55 AM PT
-- Chad was arrested in the courtroom and has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

7:45 AM PT --
Chad and his attorney are back in front of the judge ... apologizing ... and desperately trying to convince the judge to accept the original terms of the deal.

Chad Johnson
was just kicked out of a Florida courtroom ... after the former NFL star playfully slapped his male lawyer's ass -- a move that ENRAGED the judge, TMZ has learned.

Johnson was in court in Broward County, FL to face the judge for his recent probation violation in his domestic violence case.

During the hearing, the judge and Chad's lawyer were about to finalize the terms of Chad's punishment -- terms that were pretty favorable to Chad.

But the whole thing fell apart at the last minute, when the judge asked Chad if he was satisfied with his attorney -- and the ex-NFL star reached back and playfully slapped his lawyer's ass.

Chad smiled ... the court erupted with laughter .... but the judge wasn't amused.

In fact, the judge found the move disrespectful -- and lashed out at Johnson ... asking him if the whole proceeding was a "joke" to him.

Johnson replied, "I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now."

The judge -- who lost her patience -- suddenly announced that Chad's deal was OFF ... and kicked him out of the courtroom.

Story developing ...

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a woman you say?

508 days ago


Maybe the judge should move to California and handle Lindsay Lohan's cases...

508 days ago


Good for her. so disrespectful!!!!!!!!!!

I do believe that is sexual harassment/assult

508 days ago


ochocinco is type sus for that...ain't even gonna front

508 days ago


Way to go meathead.

508 days ago


Johnson is an ex-footballer player...they slap each other on the ass as sign of "Good Play" "Good Going"...out of respect actually...apparently the Judge is having a rough day or never watches football

508 days ago


This is what I hate about people in authority! The guy was just showing appreciation to his lawyer in a football way...he was being casual. But the judge decided to be a BITCH just because she had the AUTHORITY to do so! It's the equivalent of us going to the DMV, waiting in long line, pissing off the attendant, and them making us fill out another form and go back to the end of the line. Another thing that I hate about stuff like this is that people on forums read it...see how obviously stupid the reaction is...and STILL act like, "Oh, he had it coming! Good job for her!" Kill yourselves...PLEASE!

508 days ago


Hahahahahahahahahahahaha cinco ocho es una chocha

508 days ago

Fred Farkel    

Let me assure you that the FEMALE JUDGE is suffering form a lack of estrogen.

Translation: MAN HATER

Thank you

508 days ago


Give him a break judge. He was being playful because forgot where he was. He was thinking that he was in a Californian Celebrity Court and since you're a woman, he charmed you and got over (again)

508 days ago


This judge and the woman who threw an egg at Simon Cowell are my new heroes!

508 days ago

Dingo Ate My Baby    

Wow some of you people are clueless. It is a court of law. There is an appropriate way to behave. Too many people think you can dress and behave however you want. Guess what? You can't.

508 days ago

Dan Frederiksen    

Sounds like a PMS ****.
She should be disbarred for that fantastic miscarriage of justice.
When you are in a position to decide the fate of others you better make damned sure that you don't give in to fickle impulses like that.

508 days ago

DJ Prince    

This is why there has not been a woman president! Decisions are abruptly based on emotions instead of facts! He didn't break any laws or violate rulings by doing this and the deal is OFF because she didnt like it? Because she got upset? Emotional decision making are bad for any level of leadership! By her actions she has disrespected the judicial system and should be penalized herself!

508 days ago


he could not help it this is what foot ball players do as a show of congratulations for doing a good jo... coaches do it to with the clipboard in there hand too. Abuse of power

508 days ago
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