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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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241.

valentine59    

Why is any kind of slap, hit, love tap allowed in a domestic violence court room. If it had been a traffic violation etc I can understand the outrage. However violence is violence and you are perpetuating the acceptance of any level of it. This was not a football field and this behavior is not acceptable off of it. If it had happened in an office it would have sparked a sexual harassment case.

398 days ago
242.

JJ    

GOOD!!! Finally a judge with a spine!! Chad thinks that everything is a freaking joke, hopefully when he comes out in 30 days, he'll start acting a little more adult like?

398 days ago
243.

HMMM    

So he pays the price for the court laughing. It was her own people doing most of the laughing.

398 days ago
244.

ajax    

Maybe white some people will understand now the reason we cry about racism all the time.

398 days ago
245.

Moni    

This woman is very insecure on her job, she shouldn't be a judge!
He slapped because of Her comment and he was appreciative, and friendly!

The woman judge felt ignored and embarrass by the people laughing and that is not a reason to don't do her job! She was just reading someone else is paper at first and she couldN't concentrate and so on her job. USELESS JUDGE!!!

398 days ago
246.

Joao    

IF YOU IDIOTS ACTUALLY VIEWED THE VIDEOS--you would have seen that what he did was inappropriate. It was obvious that he thought he scored another touchdown and dodged a bullet of having to assume responsibility for his actions---which he would have more certainly done if he had been in a California or any of it's justice-for-sale, starstruck Celebrity Court Consortium affiliates. His actions disrupted the decorum of respect that should be expected in a court... in other words it was a BIG JOKE. He was ready to swagger from the court like a ladies' MVP. You need only SEE his body language when she stated that he had to do community service. It was obvious that he resented that-it's not as if he's working-and when she busted him, he gave that preteen obvious look of, "Who, moi?". In my opinion he should have to serve the full year jail term---even then he'd afterwards only be more surgical with his antics. It's like he's literally retarded. He doesn't get the global message---it has to be executed in ever facet of his life--and then you get outfits like the celebrity courts that sends the massage that nothing is serious and anything can be blurred for a price (except when you're dealing with a law and ORDER judge) .

398 days ago
247.

cb1234    

A little harsh don't you think? Look at Johnson's response http://snip.ps/huffpost

398 days ago
248.

deano     

that judge is a pathetic bitch he did nothing wrong he didn't her bailiffs did BITCH!

398 days ago
249.

deano     

that judge is a pitiful bitch

398 days ago
250.

deano     

what that judge did is a miscarriage of justice what a BITCH @!

398 days ago
251.

JUstin    

Well , the Judge did one Nice thing for Ocho - He's winning his fans back faster than a Rabbit F**ks..lol .. This is what happens when you over do things or treat people unfairly - Americans don't like it , and they don't like this ...

398 days ago
252.

deano     

MAYBE HE FORGOT TO SMACK THAT JUDGES ASS THE NIGHT BEFOR SHES JELOUSE LOL

398 days ago
253.

Sandra     

The guy is a jerk but the judge's response was less than stellar!!!

398 days ago
254.

Kel    

This judge needs her own show. T.V's sexiest judge.

398 days ago
255.

JUstin    

@Kel - But She's too Ugly on the inside -Harvey thought the same thing , but now after she did this - He doesn't think so anymore ..and I kinda feel the same way too - ..NO T.V , Sorry Judge

398 days ago
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