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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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271.

Leila    

I think this judge needs to learn to keep her emotions in tact. Chad wasn't intentionally being disrespectful. It's something he's used to doing as a football player and did it with no ill intent. Man or woman, a judge should not let power go to his/her head.

397 days ago
272.

Matt    

Making something out of nothing. It was a way of saying thanks and good job. It is not her business. His lawyer will do what is right by himself if he feels it was unacceptable and inappropriate. Just another Judge acting like a dictator.

397 days ago
273.

PigHeart    

You see the Look of Love he was giving the judge when they slapped the cuffs on him ? That was the last thing on his mind when he woke up that morning.

397 days ago
274.

GRAPEDADDY    

THE JUDGE MADE A RULING ON THE COURTROOMS REACTION TO A THANK YOU FROM CLIENT TO LEGAL REP BASED ON THE JUDGE INITIATING THE RESPONSE!!!! HER COURT OFFICERS WERE GIGGLING AND LAUGHING NOT CHAD!!! A DEAL WAS MADE BY BOTH PROSECUTOR AND DEFENSE!!! HOW CAN CHAD BE AT FAULT FOR BEING THANKFUL???? THE JUDGE WAS NOT FAIR OR REALISTIC !!!! CHAD DID THE EQUIVALENCE OF SHAKING HANDS OR A PAT ON THE BACK OR EVEN A HUG!!! HE DIDN'T SPIKE A BALL DO A VICTORY LAP OR ONE OF HIS SIGNATURE CELEBRATIONS!!! HE ONLY TAPPED THE LAWYER TO SAY THANKS!!! THIS SO CALLED JUDGE SHOULD BE REMOVED!!!! IMMEDIATELY !!!! NUFF SAID!!!

397 days ago
275.

rori    

the judge is ridiculus and should probably be repriminded for her decision. How can anyone watch this and not see how she is basing her decision off of something so silly as the reaction of the courtroom. Had the courtroom not laughed we should have been ok? Had everyone in the courtroom started crying would she have thrown out the case and told him to walk. Someone should slap the judge (maybe she needs one on the ass to lighten up but definitely on across the face to wake up!)

397 days ago
276.

Mag    

Now, isn't this over stepping her power? Who does she think she is? I hate people who think they have power and can do whatever she/he feels. She looks like she wanted sex the night before and her husband didn't give it to her.

397 days ago
277.

Catherine    

that judge is way out of line. she has zero common sense and apparently, zero sense of humor. ridiculous that he is spending a month in jail for that. hope someone holds her accountable for being ridiculous heavy handed when sentencing. feel bad for him!

397 days ago
278.

LJ     

No Chad Johnson fan..... and I'm a 45 year old professional woman and I'm embarrassed by this woman's reaction.... this Judge was definitely grand standing and more important she was embarrassed. She had to make a point in front of the camera that you don't act like that in her courtroom. Full stop. Bad move on Johnson's part but 30 days in jail? Ever heard of a fine? really lady? Now she's gonna go down as crazy and DRUNK WITH POWER.. !!!!

397 days ago
279.

CHS    

HAHAHA he got what he deserved .. what an idiot!!!! only an idiot would this IN FRONT OF A ****ING JUDGE!!!!!!!

397 days ago
280.

TheReAlOne    

The only "Entitled" one in the room is the bitch judge! what an overreaction and stupid self revealing move on her dumbass honor's' part. dumb CU*T

397 days ago
281.

AaronAlt    

She wouldn't have done it if no cameras rolling!
Complete power play,... showing off,...no law involved...Well Done my heroine!

397 days ago
282.

TheReAlOne    

judge is waaaaaay out of line on this. I hope she gets reprimanded by someone! What is it your highness? that time of the month? aw... a little too emotional? Either keep your emotions in check or get the FO of your job!

397 days ago
283.

Khali    

I'm not a fan of Chads but this judge is on a power trip! She could have rescheduled and had it delayed but putting him behind bars for 30 days is outrageous.

397 days ago
284.

Ronny    

She shouldn't be a Judge. She's a Useless waste of Skin. Isn't there something you can do when a Judge over reacts to something stupid and over reaches? Well whatever I think everyone should just start mailing this broad letters that just say "You're stupid, get over yourself"

397 days ago
285.

DFP    

And yet Lindsay Lohan walks free after being sentenced numerous times.....

397 days ago
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