Tila Tequla sues Shawne Merriman for abuse
In an incremental legal update, reality TV princess Tila Tequila is suing ex-boyfriend and San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman for domestic abuse, the AP reports. The penalty for allegedly choking a 100-pound MySpace mistress, according to the suit: $1.5 million.
Merriman was arrested on Sept. 6 after Tila (nee Tila Nguyen) signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing him of battery and false imprisonment at his home. Merriman, 25, countered he was trying to protect Tila -- by throwing her to the ground and holding her down to prevent her from leaving. She might have been drunk, but Meriman's lawyer won't say that was the reason.
This civil suit is the result of local DA Bonnie Dumanis not filing charges against Shawne, despite the fact that he weighs in pretty close to three bills, and probably didn't have to force Tila to the ground to stop her, let alone allegedly choke her. We think it's entirely possible all those steroids Merriman's been taking may have clouded his judgment.
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