On the preview for next weeks episode of Basketball Wives LA, Tami Roman says: “You lied on Chad, you know you was fighting that man all along.”
Evelyn responded with this statement, “The victim blaming culture discourages DV victims from coming forward. The fear of being judged and shamed is enough to make anyone stay quiet and suffer in silence—so coming out is a HUGE deal! Shaming directed at the survivor is just WRONG on so many levels. The mindset of anyone who would think that the one being abused did something to incite the situation unsettles me! When someone builds up enough courage to speak their truth—they should be believed and supported. And for those that choose to victim blame—pause and think about the inner turmoil and emotional conflict you can potentially cause for the survivor. For me, as a DV survivor, I chose to use my experience to personally evolve and I’ve learned that there is light at the end of the darkest tunnel. I know that all DV situations are different. In my case, it was the love and support our families and a willingness and concerted effort by both of us to heal that today; my ex and I coexist, harbor no ill will and have moved forward… #StopVictimBlaming #DVisReal #ThinkBeforeYouAct #LozadaCares.”
Chad Johnson’s daughter Jicyra Johnson responded also, with this, “I am so grateful I have had the opportunity to love you through different phases of our lives. I loved you before you married my father, when you took those vows I thought my love for you had reached the highest level possible, I was wrong.”
“My love for you multiplied tenfold, when you left him as it taught me that despite feelings, emotions and commitment… you must always maintain a true commitment to yourself. The ability to stand up, face the truth of a situation and step into the unknown by faith alone is the true definition of strength.”
“Bravo to you for being true to you and teaching me the same….. Still grateful to have you in life. I love you poop forever & always ♥️”
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— Basketball Wives Fan (@BasketballWivs) October 28, 2012