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Chad Johnson

Ripped By Judge

for Slapping Lawyer's Ass

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

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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.

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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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453 COMMENTS

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196.

Kendra    

Those of you saying she was unfair to fault him for something known as "good job" in football - you're missing the point . This wasn't a football field. It was a court of law. Had he done a high-level, chest bump or end zone dance, that's showing disrespect of the court - no matter the gender of the judge.

395 days ago
197.

John    

I really don't see how that judge can get away with this. I've lost all faith in the justice system if this is how it goes. I really don't understand this. This is pathetic. My heart goes out to Chad Johnson. But I'm sure he won't forget this, nor will any other black male that sees this video clip.

395 days ago
198.

Troup1998    

The judge is a jack_$$ arrogance like so many of them. The punishment doesn't meet the charges, but it doesn't matter to an arrogant pric_ judge

395 days ago
199.

Anthonyrod1    

Well turns out the JUDGE is legally blind. So stating that she "saw" chad pat his attorney on the backside, could be false. She stated she suffers from Stargardt’s Disease, a rare genetic condition. APPEAL ON THIS BASIS? Who knows.

395 days ago
200.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Somebody is on the rag, what 8itch.

395 days ago
201.

BH    

You can't just not visit your probation officer for several months. His attorney did a great job and the judge knew it and probably didn't like it from the start.

395 days ago
202.

Hstorian    

That Judge needs her head examined. Kids as young as 9 YOs have been slapping teammates on the butt for years,, Get over it Judge Kathreen and get a life!!

395 days ago
203.

Hstorian    

Judge needs to get a life She is an A hole man hater!

395 days ago
204.

nologinyo    

Yet another reason cameras should not be allowed in courtrooms. This judge will overturn an agreement reached with the prosecutors and the defense attorney, more importantly between the alleged victim and the accused. But look at me! I'm a "tough" judge for the cameras. Don't defy me.

In viewing the footage, it seems she is pulling 30 days completely from the um...air when she sentences him. She should get angry with the lack of decorum from the courtroom personnel because they were the ones laughing the loudest and being unprofessional.

The judge is probably just another bimbo at heart angry that Johnson didn't tap *her* backside.

FloriDUH, home of the Kaitlyn Hunt prosecution.

395 days ago
205.

Teresa Ducham    

loser

395 days ago
206.

goaway    

It was a leading question by the Judge. Of course his lawyer did a good job....now you are making a federal case of it...ridiculous.

395 days ago
207.

72183    

Judge is pissed Ocho denied her his black Mamba!!!

395 days ago
208.

vazilia    

THE JUDGE IS MAD BECAUSE HE DIDN'T SLAP HER ASS!!! SHE WANTED A PIECE OF THE ACTION.

395 days ago
209.

Jessica    

Wow talk about power trip!! He didn't even crack a smile as he did it!! How would a pat on the back have been any different?? Total cu*t!!

395 days ago
210.

Anthonyrod1    

She wants to feel superior in power! Can that 30 day sentence even be justified? I'm almost certain chad will be released from custody between the next 24-72 hours. She's a man hater, or a racist. Simple as that, had no laughter been brought about amongst the courtroom chad would have walked out today. I also noticed the bailiff or sheriff laughing. He initiates the commotion and fuss. If anything he should be held in contempt of court. Damn justice system fails again. SAD. Lindsey should start seeing this judge. No more slaps on the wrist for her 1,000 mistakes.

395 days ago
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