Evelyn Lozada has been in some high profile relationships, one of which was with former MLB star Carl Crawford. The reality star and Crawford split over cheating allegations and she’s since focused on family, fitness, and her return to Basketball Wives. Lozada is now coming to Crawford’s defense after his recent arrest for domestic violence has many wondering if she experienced anything similar with him. Despite her ending one marriage due to domestic violence, she insists that Crawford was not abusive to her.
Carl Crawford was arrested for domestic violence
Crawford found himself in legal trouble after a girlfriend he’d recently broken up with contacted police after he confronted her at her home. The woman alleged that in May, she agreed to meet with Crawford to talk things through following their split. But when Crawford arrived at her Texas apartment, she says things turned violent.
TMZ reported that Crawford allegedly removed a semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and “unloaded the clip and ejected a round” before walking toward her with the gun. She says she tried to leave but Crawford overpowered her, pushed her to the ground, and grabbed her by her head while questioning her about a man he assumed she was dating.
She told police that Crawford only stopped the attack when their one-year-old daughter walked in and she was able to flee and call for help. The former MLB star fled the scene but left his gun behind. When cops arrived, they noticed pink areas on the woman’s neck and bruising on her right hand and arrested Crawford.
Crawford has denied the allegations.
Evelyn Lozada denies that Carl Crawford abusive her during their relationship
Lozada and Crawford were together for four years and engaged to be married. The reality star called their engagement off when she discovered that Crawford was unfaithful. Prior to their split, the couple underwent in-vitro and had embryos frozen in hopes of having more children together. She made the difficult decision to discard the embryos after their breakup, which she documented on Basketball Wives.
Lozada and Crawford have been focused on co-parenting their son. Though she admits their breakup was painful, in light of the recent allegations against her ex, she’s insisting that she never experienced any form of abuse at Crawford’s hands, nor verbal or emotional.
“I have to protect my son, I never want my son to see, ‘Oh ok well mom and dad, I see a story where he [Crawfird] did this to her,’ No he [Crawford] did not. Carl has never put his hands on me, Carl has never intimidated me, Carl has never called me b**ches or ever stood over me trying to intimidate me. We never had that relationship,” she explained.
Lozada says she felt convicted to clear things up after several bloggers contacted her management team to get her to comment on Crawford’s case.
Evelyn Lozada is an advocate for victims of domestic violence due to experiencing it in her previous marriage to Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson
Unfortunately, Lozada has experienced domestic violence. Her brief marriage to Johnson ended following him headbutting her during an argument in which she accused the former NFL player of cheating. Lozada was admitted into the hospital and required stitches and has a permanent scar on her forehead.
She has since become a public advocate for victims of domestic violence and encourages women to not remain in abusive relationships. She has her own foundation for the cause.
Johnson’s NFL career ended shortly after their split and he was ordered to attend a program for anger management. He later apologized and said he deeply regretted his actions.