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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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I don't like him but that was ridiculous by that judge. What a bitch!!

502 days ago

Femi Jones    

I don't think he meant it that way... she asked if he liked his lawyer.. and she said he did a good job for you... So thats what he did.. because the court room laughed he got punished.... i know maybe wrong time but he didn't deserve that... he is a football player they do that when they want to say good job... would have beeen better if he put his arm around him...

502 days ago


He's on probation for domestic violence. Putting his hands on someone, whether in jest, in appreciation, or just in a moment of insanity, is not the way to appropriately demonstrate that he's learned something during his current probation. I say she made the right decision.

502 days ago

Jericho Morton    

He's better off with the thirty days than all the crap piled on to see a fall. Get it over and done with and move on., All those hours of head wheedling and community service and being watched by some group of social workers in transexual genderforms with baseball caps. Take it, you're lucky.

502 days ago


What a B$tch, period.

502 days ago


Everyone who laughed should have gone to jail for disorderly conduct.

502 days ago


The Judge should be disbarred... She only slapped him because the crowd laughed.. That was just his way of thanking his attorney. She clearly asked him was he satisfied with his lawyers services and this was his response which indicates a yes. If she didn't not want his response she should never have asked the question. The way she acted is similar to a kid in middle school beating up his weaker friend in front of the other kids because he did something to him that made the rest of the kids laugh at him. Dumb tramp.

502 days ago


what a bitch!

502 days ago


Since when is someone responsible for someone else actions? She acts like they were laughing at her. He's a Jackass But still

502 days ago

Scarey Kerri    

Okay I get the fact that yeah it might not be a professional thing to do in a court room but she said he was a good laywer and he did a good job so therefore after those statements he slapped him on his ass.

It was because it was meant good job to his lawyer. Hes an athlete yes it wasnt the smoothest move but it was something he did as saying thank you, good job, his face was serious. How can he help the whole damn court room laughed? He wasnt laughing, it would be different if he busted out laughing, but he didnt, he wasnt smiling and he was dead serious. Had the lawyer taken offense that would ahve been another factor to but his lawyer defended him. The judge then throws out his claim? okay that therefore shows she was not wanting to even give him any sort of real chance because something ilke that angering her from an ex NFL player? That is something to honestly be expected. This was so unfair.

502 days ago

Alan Carver    

Is it just me or does she come across as an ANGRY LESBIAN! ANGRY BIRD! LOL! The CA Judicial system needs no-nonsense Judges like this in LA and one of them needs to be assigned to the REPEAT criminal-offender Lindsay Lohan's case(s). She would be in JAIL in a heartbeat! DRATS for Chad Johnson! Hope he can bail out. Like CA the FL jails are full! He will probably get 1 night in jail!

502 days ago


i like chad ... but that's what u git when u act up in the presence of baby Judge Judy

502 days ago


F Florida and this judge.

You deserve no respect your DIShonor.

502 days ago

san rafael blue    

Two points; #1. The Judge is an attractive Blonde American Woman. Face it, she's Undercover HOT. This woman has probably dealt with stupid chauvinism, lewd, rude and CRUDE remarks all her adult life, so she can never, ever give up the fight to prove to all that she is NOT a " Beautiful But Dumb kinda person". She was, in short, projecting.

Point #2. I see no indications of the Attorney voicing any complaints or objections on becoming the Spankee of alleged Spanker, presumed to be for the first time.

502 days ago


He got what was coming to him! There is no room for horseplay in the courtroom! Way to go Judge!

502 days ago
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