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Evelyn Lozada: Disappointed, Domestic Violence Not Okay + Brother-in-law Passes Away

UPDATE: If you watched Basketball Wives then you familiar with Evelyn’s bother-in-law and his battle with cancer. Unfortunately, Anthony Ochoa, who was able to escort Evelyn down the aisle at there wedding as she’d wished for, passed away yesterday, August 13th. He was married to her sister Sylvia for 10 years and have two daughters together. It’s very sad and I’m sure couldn’t have come at a worse time in Evelyn’s life.

Ev posted the following message on her website:

Anthony,

I can’t put into words how much you meant to us and your life was taken far too soon. I promise to take care of my sister Sylvia and your beautiful girls Mia and Nisa.

Thank you for having the strength to keep your promise to me and you will forever be our angel and in our hearts.

We love you.

Anthony Ochoa

April 12, 1969 – August 13, 2012 

Loving son, brother, husband and father

While Chad Johnson has remained mum (other than changing his Twitter avi), Evelyn Lozada has released the following statement about their much discussed altercation Saturday night.

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. 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. – ET

Domestic violence surely is not okay, however the public court of opinion seems to be having a hard time sympathizing with Evelyn, who has repeatedly shown her violent temper on Basketball Wives. Since VH1 has decided to not show their planned show documenting their wedding, it has also questioned the network’s choice to show violence when the pair or group are of the same gender. Interesting food for thought…

The 911 call placed by their next door neighbor was released as well, listen here.




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