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Tila Tequila Photos -- Armed with Evidence?

9/12/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained these photos of Tila Tequila taken the day after her alleged run-in with Shawne Merriman -- and it's obvious by the bruises, Tila had a rough night.

Tila Tequila

Tila claims she was "choked and physically restrained" by Merriman after she tried to leave his residence. Merriman says he was trying to keep a drunk Tequila from getting on the road.

The San Diego D.A. announced yesterday it would not prosecute Merriman due to insufficient evidence.

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46.

OC Get A Life    

Ms. Tequila has to realize that the laws surrounding simple assault take into account a lot of factors, and so when you are less than 100 pounds, power drinking, and lap dancing the night away with a genetic mutant from the NFL - what do you expect is going to happen? And, why on earth, should the tax payers of the given jurisdiction have to fund the soap-opera being dealt with by Ambulance, Police, and the District Attorney's office? I do not believe her and I do not believe Merriman, the truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

Tequila will disappear of the front page for a while but will be back soon - America's love with the morally bankrupt and intellectually empty seems to have no end.

1836 days ago
47.

stev    

she couldn't find a better make-up artist for them fake bruises?

1836 days ago
48.

M    

@Me

My sincere condolences to you for loving Tila..its a shame you have such low standards and support pathological liars who crave any attention they can get. You might want to get the facts before you utter something stupid like 'she's a good girl and he just couldn't handle her' (ROTFLMAO) Um no TIla is not a good girl..she is a terrible excuse for a female, has no talent and her only skill is giving head for 10 a pop in hooker dens in Thailand, which is what she was doing for 5 years.Merriman can handle all kinds of women but no man wants a crazy immigrant who can't control herself. She reacted with anger and jealousy when she realized she would not be the only one getting some play from SM so she freaked, got jealous and made up false allegations. I cant believe how stupid some people are to believe this witch's lies. Tila needs to grow up and deal with rejection..she's not very hot and her over used p***** is not very desirable it seems. So, Tila, stop posting here as someone else and get back on twitter making a fool of yourself..kinda sad that you are on 24.7 and rarely leave your house..all alone with your puppy..what a pathetic life..too bad you dont have any 'friends' in REAL life. Get back on the boat you smuggled in on trashywitch

1836 days ago
49.

MrWowzers    

Hey - How about this . . . TILA, Thank the Lord you are ALIVE today and these photos do not show your boddy compressed with automobile metal, and thank Merriman for careing enough and only bruising you. Stop being an idiot.

Read more: http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/tilas_bruises#ixzz0QsHULxFW

1836 days ago
50.

gayle    

Sorry dont's mean to be cruel but I'm not drinking the Koolaid from this chick. I said in the beginning something stinks and now the DA is not pressing charges so soemthing Stunk. Anytime in an Abuse case if the Police has you to SIGN a Citizens Arrest that says there is NO Evidence of Abuse, didn't she want Paramedics there? And she also went to the Hospital? So everyone made there notes and Pics were taken if there was abuse. NOT She has not career and he does. She should be ashamed wanting publicity like this. She is also Blowing up twitter bashing him, I think this man should take action against her now.

Read more: http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/tilas_bruises#52030#ixzz0QsImeuKz

1836 days ago
51.

Heather    

Responding to MFM: Totally agree...PLUS, the County DA in SD County presses charges more often then she doesn't...meaning if there was any proof at all, she'd have gone after it. That's who she is.

1836 days ago
52.

Richard McCullough    

The best thing to have done was to have called her a cab, and then have her return later for her car; but, since both parties didn't come to the conclusion of that, both are responsible for issues not determined to be of concerns: "Restrain" of a person due to concerns of "drunk" driving as a legal defense due to no evidence of her status being "drunk" (when medical or law enforcement authorities could've been called to validate a "drunk" status) and with regards to "retrain" (when medical authorities could testify as to the form and cause of bruising being results of deep internal injuries that cause delay in appearance versus low pressure brusiing injuries). Due to the evidence shown, the "restrain" evidence is more valid over "drunk" evidence and could be used towards an assault or attempt for physical restain of a person in a home when a person attempts to leave. Holding someone against their will is not the same as detaining someone for being drunk.

1836 days ago
53.

tah    

honestly some of the things ppl r saying abt the situation is really outrageous. but i cant ignore the fact that tila kind of invites these negative comments to be made abt her. regardless of anybody's opinion, she literally puts herself in front of cameras for all the see. n in one video it actually looks like she posing n showing off her bruises. abuse in any form is serious n should be treated as so. if she didnt go to the police immediately, y should she parade around town with bruises knowing damn well ppl r gonna talk abt it. from one aspect it doesnt really look like she wants to b taken seriously n that raises the concern as to whether or not this guy should be prosecuted. if whats stated above is true, thats not abuse thats 1 incident that got wayy out of control due to the influence of alcohol. in which case should have been kept in private between the 2 parties n resolved in that way.

1836 days ago
54.

Duh    

The bruises look like he tried to hold her arms to keep her from driving. If he had tried to choke her, they would be showing pics of bruises on her neck. I work with abused women and the throat area is extremely sensitive and bruises easily. That should be the focus, if indeed it happened that way.

1836 days ago
55.

nelson    

my only concern is why did he stop

1836 days ago
56.

die a painful death already Hollywood    

shawn kept a drunk asian woman off the road .,.,.,

need anyone say more ?

by the way the bruises on her arm support his story of restraing her bony a$$ from driving away drunk

if he had choked that skank there would be neck bruises !

where are the pictures of that ??

he should sue her for the flase arrest but thats a waste of time

because im sure shes broke as a joke ! ! ! .,.,.

1836 days ago
57.

longshowerz    

Thats what happens when you think having a bad boy for a boyfriend is a cool thing to have...Tila better get her head out of her ass or she might wind up with a fate like other women recently had...

1836 days ago
58.

harleygirl    

If the DA chose not to prosecute, then enough said

1836 days ago
59.

Ihma Khunt    

Nah those so-called bruises are from the lumberjack with the 10 incher from the night before. He had to hold her down from scratching up his back, and crack.

1836 days ago
60.

Joann    

Tila has got to be the most sickest person I have ever NOT met.

Sh is twittering away about women standing up for themselves and demanding justice for victims of DV. She put the telephone number and fax number of the SD DA and want people to call and protest about dropping her case.

She posted this: "So if I all of a sudden go "missing" or "Dead" in the next few days....please don't be suprised that it was a set up! #Justice4Tila
about 1 hour ago from web"

I guess Tila is setting the stage to do a disappearing act so people will think Shawne Merriman or people connected with the Charges have done something to her.

I don't know what this girl is on but she has tweeted all day about the same thing over and over. It's like she's possessed or something.

1836 days ago
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