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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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226.

Mee    

HE LIKES "SLAPPING" ;
His LAWYER'S BUTTS
It's a common fetish,
but the COURT IS NOT A BORDELLO AND THE JUDGE IS NOT A MADAM

395 days ago
227.

EnquirerLover    

She was being a bitch about this! I think she wanted to create some kind of drama to be in the news. Over reacting. She could have scoulded him verbally if she wanted to embarass him. Too me, this seems almost racist and unnecessary. His team should investigate her previous behavior with other similar situations to see how they were dealt with. Not impressed.

395 days ago
228.

app12323    

He was relieved and that's his way of expressing it the blondie on the stand will get her own stupid show with her claim to fame putting him in jail because he finally felt the stress of his shoulders

395 days ago
229.

TMZgossip    

holy PMS batman

395 days ago
230.

Somebody    

The judge is a total BITCH!

395 days ago
231.

jenny    

i think the judge over reacted

395 days ago
232.

gotthatjuice    

Hes a football player that what we do

395 days ago
233.

GoBackToEuropeImmigrants    

Menopause is great! no laughs in courtroom, 40 hour work weeks is middle class business to her. No time for millionaire athletes silly games, she has pieces of paper certifying her ability to judge others, LOL..

Judge yourself into a fatal car accident please, thanks.

395 days ago
234.

MsVKnowsBest    

so, the judge was willing to let him get away with domestic violence violations, but had a problem when he slapped his attorney on the buttocks? twisted decision. twisted legal system. should i be alarmed? nope, cause this is a florida court. in my opinion the judge set him up because she isn't stupid. she knows that football players slap ppl on the behinds when they do a good job. as for the judge's concern about the audience laughing: would you please tell me when the audience's reaction made a difference in the decision of the court? basically, the judge should have sentenced Chad for his domestic violence offense, not for slapping his attorney on the buttocks. the florida court system needs to be cleaned up. this is a total abuse of power.

395 days ago
235.

Chris    

This video shows that it was the bailiff who triggered the laughter.

395 days ago
236.

DIRKDOGG    

Did everyone listen to what was being said BEFORE he smacked his attorney's behind? The Judge lectured him and said you better appreciate your attorney blah blah blah so Chad simply responded to what SHE just said and was like "yeah, good job attorney, props!" Just like athletes to in a "good job" manner and smacked him on the butt. She made an @ss of herself! Basically a toddler throwing a fit because she's insecure.

395 days ago
237.

edgar n     

idk y she trippen **** if ur planning on arresting him **** should of done it from the gecko twaited til he slapped his lawyer azz

395 days ago
238.

sputnikv    

judging by the comments, it seems like many of you didn't even watch the video

395 days ago
239.

DIRKDOGG    

The Judge acted like an insecure little kid that threw a fit because she felt like she got laughed at. She just scolded Chad and said "you better appreciate your attorney" and he simply did what athletes do when they say "good job" and smacked him on the butt. Would a dap or high five had been better? She totally over reacted and is the one that looks stupid at this point!

395 days ago
240.

Bob DaMahn    

"Smack that, all on the floor
Smack that, give me some more
Smack that, 'til you get sore
Smack that, oh oooo"

395 days ago
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