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Chad Johnson

FL Attorney General Rips Judge

You Overreacted!

6/11/2013 2:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chad Johnson did NOT deserve 30 days in jail after slapping his lawyer's butt ... so says the Attorney General of Florida who tells TMZ ... Chad's punishment doesn't fit the crime.

We asked FL Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi how she felt about Judge Kathleen McHugh throwing the book at Chad after he tapped his lawyer's butt in court yesterday ... and here's the answer we got:

"Although we never condone domestic violence, this event seems to question judicial temperament, not the subject matter before the court."

So, what does it all mean? Here's Harvey to break it down ...

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16.

Arod77$    

Judge was wrong......She took it to a whole different level. Abusing power. He is trouble, but what he did was not intentional. It is not his fault the ppl laughed... AND TO TOP IT OFF THE COP THAT LAUGHED WAS THE ONE TO HABD CUFF HIM....WTF????

395 days ago
17.

jjbythesea    

If he had slapped her butt would it have been okay? You have to teach small children to keep their hands to themselves. Chad Ochocinco Zero is a child.

395 days ago
18.

Kay    

I'm so tired of bratty celebrities, athletes, and rich people couldn't care less what happens to him.

395 days ago
19.

Mikey    

Whats the Attorney General of Florida's thoughts on Kim Kardashian or Liberace's gay ex-lover? Does she thing Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will get back together again?

395 days ago
20.

CLINT    

Had he patted his lawyer on the back or shoulder, would that have made a differance? Only if the court security laughed at that too. Had it not been for him laughing and causing others to laugh, this would be a non story. Security was not professionally handled in this situation, which means he should be in trouble also.

395 days ago
21.

Ror    

Is it just me (and my wife), or does anyone else think this may be a personal issue?!? Time of the month?!? Hot flash?! Current home/love life issues and taking it out on Chad since the camera's were rolling??! Just sayin'...

395 days ago
22.

damienevil    

wow...thats some rip....tmz being tmz...makes you long for half naked kardasian teens

395 days ago
23.

CLINT    

Looks like Judge Brittney Spears. hahaha

395 days ago
24.

JLP    

AMAZING. They should make an example out of this judge. She came off overly sensitive and is a poor example of women in power. Cue menstrual jokes...

395 days ago
25.

user007    

This judge is in some real trouble now. But I predict all she gets is a slap on the butt.

See what I did there! Do you! Do you!

R u loling? R u? R u?

395 days ago
26.

Mee    

HYPOCRITE Bondi knows you must respect the decision delivered by a Judge in "her courtroom"
She's dying for her 15 minutes of fame too !!

395 days ago
27.

Black    

We all saw this coming to bad she didnt

395 days ago
28.

denys    

He was being sentenced for domestic abuse not slapping five to his attorney's butt. McHugh was out of line and just shows that many judges rule by their emotions and prejudice. She should step down or be censured.

395 days ago
29.

Sean Kelly    

To those of you defending this clown (or making unsubstantiated comments about the judge) need to understand the reality of what happened. This jerk beat his wife and all that he was going to get was probation and community service. His slap to the ass of the lawyer was a smug gesture indicating that his lawyer did a good job in helping him beat the rap. I am surprised that the dumb **** didn't do a high-five. The smack to the butt is the same as a high-five; totally inappropriate in court.

395 days ago
30.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh come on mr big flarida attarney general... the dude is in court because of his deviant behavior. and now you want to put some female judge in check because she is not granting him even MORE leeway for some ever so subtle MORE deviant behavior? when should it 'stop'? when it's gotten so far that children are starving because their 'fathers' refuse to supply money or funds for food for them? good lord, mr attarney general, stay off of tmz. you must not have much to do, being that flarida is probably one of the most corrupt states in america... GO FIGURE.

395 days ago
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