Ev Opens Up To Nightline.

“You have to walk away because I have to protect myself.”

–Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada the star of Basketball Wives, who recently filed for divorce from her husband of six-weeks Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, is opening up for the first time to ABC’s Nightline about the domestic violence incident that changed her life.

Watch the video below.

Lozada and Johnson met on Twitter and their world-wind romance was told in front of the cameras on the VH1 series Basketball Wives.

Now the couple’s divorce comes after the former player for the Dolphins allegedly headbutted her.

Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada.

From ABCNews:

On Aug. 11, Lozada was taking groceries out of a car that Johnson used to drive to football practice when she said she found a bag in the backseat with a toothbrush holder and a Walgreens receipt for a box of condoms inside. The receipt was dated July 20, she said, three weeks after they were married.

When Johnson came home later that evening, Lozada said she got into his car to confront him about the receipt and threatened to leave him.

“And then the next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me,” Lozada said. “I felt blood coming down my face… and I looked at him and I said, ‘You just head-butted me?’ And it just — everything just felt if it was in slow motion.”

Read More at ABCNews.com

Johnson has refuted the incident.

In fact he says that he never headbutted Lozada rather she headbutted him.

The New York native and shoe boutique owner said she still loves Chad but he needs help and that they will never get back together.

“I don’t think any woman should ever have to feel like that or be fearful of her husband.”

After the incident Ochocinco lost his job with the Dolphins and the former couple’s reality series ‘Ev & Ocho’ slated to premiere on September 3rd was canned by VH1.

(Also: Take a look at this TMZ reports Johnson recently got a tattoo of his soon to be ex-wife’s face on his leg.)

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Chime in.

Why do you think so many reality television relationships end so badly?

Fans of Johnson or Lozada, do you view them in a different light now?

Do you think Johnson’s career can recover from this incident?

Should either one of them be focused on career right now?

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#ConversationStarter: Is this a case of self-defense or ‘walking while black?’

UPDATE 3/15/12: Watch Martin’s steps retraced.

Click the image above to watch GMA's report.

Today’s #ConversationStarter comes out of a gated community in Florida.

Walking from a 7-Eleven to the home of his dad’s fiancee, with a bag of skittles and a can of iced tea, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, 28, was captain of the neighborhood watch and  says he shot in self defense.

Martin was unarmed.

From CNN.com

According to CNN affiliate WFTV, Zimmerman, who is white, described Martin to a dispatcher as a suspicious black man.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said the 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman not to confront Martin, but by the time police arrived, the teenager lay dead with a gunshot wound in the chest. He was carrying a small amount of cash, some candy and an iced tea.

Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense, but that doesn’t sit well with Martin’s parents.

“When you add it up, it just doesn’t even make sense,” said Ben Crump, the Martin family’s attorney. “Trayvon Martin, a kid, has a bag of Skittles. (Zimmerman) had a 9 mm gun. Trayvon Martin didn’t approach George Zimmerman, George Zimmerman approached Trayvon Martin. So how can he now assert self-defense?”

Police say a gunshot can be heard on the 911 calls recorded that night.

Read the full story here.

Was this a case of self defense or what some have called ‘walking while black?’

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