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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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31.

Tracy    

I think the judge completely over reacted. He's a football player. That's what football players do to say "good job, man." She didn't seem to care until the people in the courtroom started laughing, and that's what ticked her off. She's holding him responsible for the actions of others, but I don't think he event meant it to be funny...rather, a show of appreciation. She was wrong.

417 days ago
32.

aLeaderNOTaFOLLOWER    

I agree it was the wrong thing to do in court, it was a dumb decision on his behalf, yes I know its a football thing but he wasn't on the field. However I do believe the judge overreacted by kicking him out, she should've just scolded him and reminded him this is court, not football. And unless his lawyer felt violated, this isn't sexual harassment I'm sure his lawyer KNOWS what he meant by the gesture.

417 days ago
33.

Observer999    

That's ridiculous. It's between the lawyer and Chad, and the lawyer didn't appear to have a problem with it. Just required an apology for 'a breach of decorum', that's it.

417 days ago
34.

SureThing    

The judge is supposed to be above it all, not throw a hissy fit because a nut case makes her mad. Does she not know what contempt of court is? Look at this to be overturned.

417 days ago
35.

Patti    

IT WAS HER staff that did the laughing!!!! MAYBE she could look at this video. HE never laughed but her baliffs did BIG TIME! Hope the judge gets them...

417 days ago
36.

nof    

She spends too much time reading the gossip mags


Using O.C. to make a name for herself.


"Not in MY courtroom!!!"


Excuse us, your Highness.


Let us know when it's appropriate -


To breathe and/or to curtsy..


Jerk.

417 days ago
37.

nof    

Disgusting - overkill - kick him when he's down.

417 days ago
38.

Jay    

Not a Chad Johnson fan but he didn't deserve that!

417 days ago
39.

Nikki    

I bet she doesn't like it in the butt.

417 days ago
40.

Elsa    

After seeing the judge, its easy to see why he was overtly admonished.
Cant see why she is entrusted with such a position when clearly she was looking to extol justice and took a playful gesture as her chance to right a wrong as she sees fit.

Chad should look to bring action against the Judge.

417 days ago
41.

Joe Blow    

That judge was a little over the top. I'm not a fan of anyone beating a woman but that was ridiculous. Had it not been for the crowd laughter he would have been fine. Gimme a break. That chick needs some love, and by love I mean she needs to get good and ****ed!!

417 days ago
42.

ctcco    

That was AWESOME!! Way to go judge!

417 days ago
43.

D-INCARNATION    

the judge is a real douche

417 days ago
44.

bill    

Three cheers for this judge. ENOUGH of celebrities and spots figures getting kid gloves. If you are dumb enough to disrespect a courtroom, you get what you deserve. His guy is a moron.

417 days ago
45.

BC    

that's just a football thing. Probably just a habit with him and wasnt even thinking.

417 days ago
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