Reality star Tila Tequila is angry with the Diego District Attorney’s decision to dismiss her claim that she was beaten by her NFL player boyfriend, Shawne Merriman. Read more and see photos of Tila Tequila’s bruises below.
Tila Tequila has accused authorities of “unconscionable negligence”.
This past week (06Spe09), police were called to the home of San Diego Chargers footballer Shawne Merriman after Tequila called 911 and claimed she had been choked and was prevented from leaving Merriman’s residence.
Tila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, signed a complaint against her boyfriend at the scene and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Shawne Merriman was taken into custody accused of battery and false imprisonment.
Merriman denied attacking Tila and instead said he kept her from leaving because she was drunk.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis ruled on Friday there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Merriman committed a crime.
But Tequila is angry and will be launching a civil case against Merriman.
In a statement, her representative says, “Tila Tequila is the victim of a violent crime. The San Diego District attorney’s decision not to press charges against Shawne Merriman for the battering of Tila Tequila demonstrates an unconscionable negligence in the discharging of their public duties. We strongly feel that justice has not been served in this matter.
“Obviously, The San Diego Charger’s NFL franchise brings millions of dollars in revenue to the city of San Diego, and it seems clear that other interests are being served by the Da’s office than the upholding of the law.
“A young woman was violently beaten and choked, and the physical evidence is both overwhelming and disturbing… Just because the Da has made this reckless decision doesn’t mean that justice will not be served in this case. No one is above the law. Tila Tequila will immediately begin pursuing civil charges against Mr. Merriman and she will have her day in court.”
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