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Tila Tequila -- DA Made a 'Reckless' Decision

9/11/2009 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tila Tequila is lashing out at the San Diego DA's office for their decision to not file criminal charges against her ex-boyfriend Shawne Merriman.

TMZ obtained the following statement from Tila's rep:

"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. Tila's account of the events has remained consistent from the beginning, while Merriman's story has changed repeatedly.

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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Tila, how could you lie about your grandmother dying just to seek pity the day after the 'alleged incident'..you are a sick person and have no credibility whatsoever..how sad for REAL victims of abuse who have to fight to be believed..you have made that all the more difficult with your lies..hang your head in shame..I can't believe you use the term 'battered' to describe what happened to you..I also can't believe you are obsessively ranting about Merriman for 24 hours a day on Twitter and posting a photo of him as your background picture..please check into a mental facility asap

1864 days ago


"It's really good news for Shawne. We're happy things worked out for him on the legal front."

Quick justice in the interests of big business. She injured herself to promote persecution of an innocent little boy...sure.

1864 days ago


A crazy b!tch GinaAngelina tweeted this to Tila: 'On behalf of all the voiceless victims..you must not let them silence you! Tila you can make a difference (unlike Rhianna)'

Hello crazyb!tch! Tila is NOT the face of an abuse victim, what are you 12 years old? A bitter lesbian who hates men? Tila can make a difference by having her voicebox removed so she stops her non-stop psychobabble..and how dare you compare her to Rhianna!! Rhianna WAS abused and unlike wh0re Tequila she did not go on a week long rant making up different stories, posting a photo of CB on her twitter and LYINGGGGGG..Rhianna has class and handled her biz privately unlike attention seeking wh0re Tila..how disgusting that there are ppl like you who actually support this nasty witch! Get some standards and some self esteem you freak!

1864 days ago


When did "physically restrained" turn into "violently beaten?" Seriously, if you're going to lie, at least stick to your story!

1864 days ago

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1864 days ago


She has no creditability!!! As you can see the bruises are on her arms where one would attempt to restrain her. Friends don't let friends drive drunk!!! You do what you need to do to stop one from drinking and driving and maybe killing your family member. I bet you if Shawne had let her go and she had killed someone. she would have filed a civil suit for not stopping her and the family she killed would have filed suit too. In fact someone send this bitch a dictionary because I bet she can't spell DWI or DUI (depending what part of the country you live in?) It is only 20 miles to the Mexican Boarder could someone please drop her off on the Tijuana Side and please, please take her passport from her first..........?

1864 days ago


wow its sad that ppl r baggin on her when OBVIOUSLY she has the bruises. yea i may not agree wit sum of her choices but either way point blank NO MAN SHOULD PUT THEIR HANDS ON A WOMAN

1864 days ago

Trooper Tom    

Here's a bimbo with minimal talent if any, her music failed to chart any where, her reality shows ended in the dumpster, and to top it off she's really nothing to look at

1864 days ago


This is what I think Tila and her lawyer are going to do.I think they are going to try to tangle him up in court, where it starts to affect his football schedule,Then here comes the claws, For an undetermined amount they will agree on a price, just so Merriman can keep current with his football schedule, I'm pretty sure thats real close to Blackmail. Pay Tila she drops charges and she dissapears, into unknown Clubs with a fresh paycheck..Am I close?

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