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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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61.

streetdude    

IT WAS NEVER ABOUT PRESSING CRIMINAL CHARGES, IT'S THE CIVIL SUIT WHERE MERRIMAN WILL HAVE TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT TO MAINTAIN HIS FOOTBALL CAREER .


1775 days ago
62.

If TMZ had the whole story....you would understand    

That pretty much sums up her purpose in life. To get money off of someone for nothing! Of course if a big man restrains you so you do not get into a car and kill yourself or others you are going to get bruises. SHUT UP AND SEND A THANK YOU CARD!!!!!!

1775 days ago
63.

Crazypeople09    

She lied about her grandma dying, dating Ray J, being pregnant...etc etc etc. I tend to wonder if her whole life story was just a hoax so people who feel sorry for her. A man the size he is would have left more marks then that.....and her REP is an idiot. Tila please do us all a favor and shut the hell up!

1775 days ago
64.

Only marry foreign women    

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1775 days ago
65.

CB    

I sayeth again..."The lady doth protest too much, methinks." - William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

1775 days ago
66.

4cats    

Violently beaten?? Choked?? Where were the bruises? She weighs all of 90 lbs and he is almost 300..are u kidding me? There was no physical evidence. Women like Tia make me sick. There are thousands of real victims of crime in the world who never go to court because skanks like Tia, who make baseless accusations when their time in the spotlight fades, makes it harder for the courts to take real victims stories seriously.

1775 days ago
67.

Serenelove1    

TILA UR AWESOMEA!!! i love u! ur soo cool. dont liksten to what those haters say. :)

1775 days ago
68.

15 minutes is up    

From the LA times:

Nguyen, 27, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Sheriff's deputies said that Nguyen appeared to have been drinking heavily and that no marks or bruises were apparent.

1775 days ago
69.

Ann    

Everyone knew there was never enough evidence to move forward and press charges. The sad thing is that Tila should have just admitted she was drinking instead of denyong it. By lying to the San Diego DA, Sheriff Dept, and the public; Tila puts herself in a no win situation losing her credibility as a victim of violence. I just hope the truth was told by all parties involved and now maybe everyone can move on.

1775 days ago
70.

Deanna    

jesus, this stupid cun+ just won't quit, will she?

1775 days ago
71.

Jeff    

It's to bad that the Lord give her such a beautiful body but only a pea sized brain! The bruises could have been made after the fact, plus I'm sure that he has eye witnesses that were there to back up his story. He kept you from driving drunk! You should be thankful Tila the Drunk.

1775 days ago
72.

merderjunkie    

maybe they think she is a complete waste of life like the rest of us and think she should die also

1775 days ago
73.

Miia    

This scanky bitch needs to be deported..

1775 days ago
74.

Seriously....    

Tila thought his stunt would take her from a no-lister to an A-lister! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

1775 days ago
75.

rob!™ - DYSMD.eMAGAZINE    

Justice was served and the City if San diego hopes she never comes back!!! SD Rocks!

1775 days ago
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