Evelyn Lozada speaks out about Chad Johnson arrest

Chad Johnson's wife, Evelyn Lozada, filed for divorce after 6 weeks of marriage. The divorce filing comes after Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic battery. Lozada accused the football player of head-butting her during an argument. He was released from jail on $2,500 bond. According to TMZ, Lozada filed the papers claiming her marriage is "irretrievably broken." The two were wed July 4 after their courtship was detailed on VH1's "Basketball Wives." Gary Miller/Getty Images

Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada pose at the Maxim Party on Feb. 5, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.
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(CBS/AP) TV star Evelyn Lozada is breaking her silence after her husband, Chad Johnson, was arrested Saturday for allegedly head-butting her.

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Lozada, who accused the now-former Miami Dolphins wide receiver of head butting her, told Entertainment Tonight, "It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday. I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles."

She added, "Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I'm grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time."

Johnson was arrested in Florida and released on bail Sunday morning. He was charged with simple domestic battery and was cut from the Dolphins later that day. He told police his wife had head-butted him during the incident, according to the Associated Press.

Florida police have since released the 911 call in the case.

In the call, a neighbor can be heard calmly talking to a 911 dispatcher while Lozada sat bleeding from the head following the domestic incident with her husband.

In the tape released by Davie police, the neighbor says the Saturday night altercation involves a "high profile person." He repeatedly urges police not to make a big scene when coming into the South Florida neighborhood.

During the call, the neighbor tells Lozada to wipe the blood from an open wound on her head. Lozada can be heard in the background saying Johnson headbutted her. The neighbor tells the dispatcher the woman will likely need stitches.

VH1 has pulled the couple's upcoming reality TV series, "Ev & Ocho," from its lineup because of "the seriousness of the allegations" against Johnson.

  • CBS News Staff

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