Lozada, who suffered abuse from former football player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, told victims, "Honor yourself."
Evelyn Lozada returned to The Real on Wednesday to continue her guest hosting duties and this time, she opened up about a painful experience she and thousands of women experience––domestic violence.
While discussing how the NFL spotlighted Kansas City Chiefs player Tyreek Hill, who has a history of domestic violence, Lozada said, “It’s…my heart goes out to the victim and I know people, please don’t tweet me telling me ‘This happened 4 years ago, get over it.’ It’s something that stays with you forever, okay. So, my thing, my main concern is, is for the victim. I just hope that, I know she had a baby from him, right? Or was pregnant.”
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Hill was arrested two years ago after abusing and choking his pregnant girlfriend. Lozada has faced her own issues with domestic violence as well. The television personality was married to Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson before divorcing in 2012. During their marriage, Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic battery.
He later pled no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery to avoid jail time.
Lozada went on to give advice to victims of domestic violence, saying, “Honor yourself and do the right thing because we all know, if it happens once, it’s going to happen again.”
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