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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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31.

A Person    

its all a hoax to get more viewers for shot at love 3. the casting calls r being done now...

bitch needs to get a life

1870 days ago
32.

Kiana    

Tila, your 15 minutes are over sweetheart. Move on and move out.

1870 days ago
33.

BRJ    

I thought that the paramedics and medical staff said that there were no marks or signs of any foul play? How does that equal a "brutal attack"? I think she needs to just let it go considering the DA has closed the case. I never condone this type of violence, but when all the facts and evidence show that she was disproved how does this case expand beyond a he said she said.

1870 days ago
34.

Joy    

WHAT A SHOCKER! DIDN'T SEE THIS ONE COMING! YA RIGHT...TILA PROBABLY RAN OUT OF SO CALLED "ACTING GIGS" SO SHE WENT AFTER THIS GUY. SHE PROBABLY NEEDS HIS MONEY + ATTENTION! WHAT A SKANK!

1870 days ago
35.

BRJ    

I think she really needs to just let it go, all that is happening is she is coming off as more and more crazy. Basically she is accusing the police, medical personnel, and everyone else involved in the case is lying but her word is true. So people are supposed to believe the drunk girl who most likely doesn't remember anything about the night. She needs to go away, period.

1870 days ago
36.

Joann    

@ #14..."she is a manipulative LIAR who lied about her grandma dying just to seek sympathy..how LOW is that??"

I KNEW SHE WAS LYING ABOUT THAT. Of course I had no proof but something told me she was lying. Now you tell me if that ain't sick.

1870 days ago
37.

Mary P    

Now she's been "beaten and choked"? HER story is the one that's changed. SHE is the one deleting tweets. SHE is the one that lied about the DA meeting. NO ONE backs her story up, and EVERYONE says the opposite, including the patrons of the bar that were interviewed. I hope she does sue, so he can counter sue, so everyone can see what a witch she really is. Given not a single person saw ANY marks on her (which if she is violently beaten, they don't go away in a couple of days), and she's been tweeting her little heart out and removing them...

1870 days ago
38.

Shawn McQUaid    

Note to Tila Tequila:

oh man we are just loving how this is going down,. read the comments Tila, maybe you should use this moment to just fade off into the background, you have the whole state of san diego that now wants your head on a platter, if I was you I would just shut your mouth and accept your social punishment.

heres a famous quote and I am positive it pertains to you :

"Beat it kid, you bug me"


Signed,
Shawn

1870 days ago
39.

Shawn McQUaid    

p.s lying about your grandmother dying is probably the lowest thing you can do, it might work for lyndsay lohan but it sure as hell isn't going to work for you.

www.100percent247.com

1870 days ago
40.

Mike    

That idiotic statement doesn't need to be dignified by either Shawne or the DA.

Tila and her lawyer have no class whatsoever.

1870 days ago
41.

FormerTilaFan    

first of all- the chargers do not bring in millions for the city which is why they are not being allowed to build a new stadium in the city.

secondly, even if they were bringing in millions for the city, they played the whole season last year without merriman, and the games still sold out, and they even made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs.

tila's comments have changed all week long and have reflected her sad, desperate situation. look at her tweets- she is nuts. earlier this week she was f* this and f* that. now she is 'butterfly kisses, ice cream sundaes, ponies, and puppies'. who is going to want to watch her on tv now? actually I would probably watch just so I can feel that much better about not being her! like a train wreck- you can't help but look.

I think merriman is also a 'victim' here. whenever there is a domestic dispute, the man is always guilty until proven innocent. this just goes to show that it really doesn't take much to get the gossip train moving.

lastly, someone needs to get help for this girl soon. it's a cycle that we've all seen many times. after being completely embarrassed in public, next we're going to hear about tila OD'ing on drugs or attempting suicide or both just to win back sympathy from her fan(s).

tila, take some time off. just go away already. lights out!

1870 days ago
42.

LUPE    

# 26, those bruces are new, they do not look a week old.

Just an oppinion

1870 days ago
43.

Rob    

So, any bets on that Tila's "rep" has been working on that statement for days since nothing ever really happened?
Well, she probably got a larger following - I've never heard of her before this incident and now...I hope I never hear from her again.

1870 days ago
44.

Jess    

Ms. Tequila name says it all.

1870 days ago
45.

Joy    

Penelope cruz is pregnant and was seen smoking a couple of nights ago! Disgusting. Tmz why not do a story on that!

1870 days ago
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