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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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Audrey    

I'm so glad to hear that other judges see the BLATANT abuse of power that was displayed in that courtroom! I'm also thankful that the number of people that defends -- and cheers -- the judge's actions towards that man are the MINORITY in this discussion! :-) Love it! (Back to life...)

470 days ago
47.

missnyfl    

Dayum! That a hot judge there. Her show starts 10/31/13 on VH1!

470 days ago
48.

BlaqueBeauty29    

The judge was not overreating she did the right thing. Im tired of some celebs thinking that they can get away with anything they want

470 days ago
49.

Jessica    

Glad to know tax money is going towards feeding and housing people who tap their lawyers on the butt! Idiot

470 days ago
50.

Areader    

I agree with what Harvey said yesterday. This judge figures she has a high profile defendant in front of her, pulls this stunt hoping some producer will hear about because she's looking to get to her own TV show!

470 days ago
51.

Julies    

Harvey, you are focused on the judge reacting to laughter. The gesture was a light-hearted one, not conducive with the courts view of the reality of domestic violence. He was disrespectful. 30 days in jail seems too much, though. Lesson will be well learned by Monday, and he should be set free at that hearing.

470 days ago
52.

kitnplayn    

We don't need you to tell us what it means. You don't even practice law.

470 days ago
53.

tgrfan42069    

this is an overzealous judge.she needs her robe taken away

470 days ago
54.

CastleGreySkull    

No Black should be Judged by #Snowapes in the 1st place!!! Deep down they don't #Respect you even though you're #Successful, Not a Bank Robber or #Wall Street Thief!!!

470 days ago
55.

Don    

Here's what it means. I'd check to see if the judge was PMSing, peri-menopausal, menopausal, some sort of ausal, or just hitting a stroke on her cycle.

She did seem a bit temperamental :)

470 days ago
56.

Sparky    

Why is this woman still on the bench, she should be removed ASAP.. Total abuse of the system, she's like that cop that after a little kid asked him why he parked his police motorcycle on the sidewalk the cop said, "Because I can". Just like he, that judge parked his ass in jail, because she can. She should be fired!

469 days ago
57.

EnquirerLover    

The judge deserves this chastising! She was unprofessional and a real drama queen e.g. Bitxh! Chad didn't deserve this and it's sad that it has come as far as it has. Shame on her. Oh, and for the record. The A.G. in the photo above is the better looking one of the two ladies. Imagine. Brains AND beauty? Very hard to find.

469 days ago
58.

Agent J    

That judge shouldn't have done that... Period.

469 days ago
59.

mememeee    

I can't stand Chad, but I find her more disrespectful to the tax payers than he was! get her assssss off the bench!

469 days ago
60.

NOT ELMO    

she is cute...

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