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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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301.

Dot    

Judge was having a bad day, she was to harsh.

476 days ago
302.

deano     

fu@# that crusty ass beeatch she's so insecure she should be in a kitchen not a courtroom she needs some fu@#en Xanax bitch!

476 days ago
303.

deano     

he did nothing wrong period !

476 days ago
304.

lolo    

The judge violated Chad's attorney client priviledge and that is the bottom line. If it can be proven that that is the way that his attorney has grown acustom to Chad's approving of his services then the judge step over the line by breaking that priviledge. And where is it in Florida law that say that a client can't use his from of appreciation to show approval. If I was Chad I would not only sue her, but the county who employees her for her using her personal feeling to violate his civil liberties. she used her indiscretion to violate his liberties, then he should make it his mission in life to get every dime he can from her.

476 days ago
305.

L    

Your honor, would it please the court, if I un-bunch your panties?

476 days ago
306.

CINDYTX65    

We have know for decades athletes, actors, politicians, police officers, and CEOs/CFOs get away with law breaking or get a lesser sentence. I am glad to see a judge who will not put up the child athlete mentality that life is a joke.

474 days ago
307.

GRAPEDADDY    

JESUS IS LORD!!! FREE CHAD!!!

473 days ago
308.

John Livingston    

What a stupid fickle miscarriage of justice, the culture in the world of football congratulates like that without thinking about it. 30 days in jail for her unintended offense.

473 days ago
309.

FtLaudy    

Judge McHugh is awesome! This is great... he just had to do that didn't he? Let's not forget why he was in that courtroom to begin with... he is on probation for HEAD BUTTING HIS WIFE!!

462 days ago
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