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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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121.

Heather    

Anyone who thinks that just because she has bruises on her arms, she must have been hit and/or choked is a damn fool. Don't you think if the chick was crazy drunk and freaking out, and a HUGE football player was trying to keep her from leaving/driving, trashing the place, or otherwise hurting herself or someone else, she would have bruises on her upper arms regardless? The doctors obviously found no signs of strangulation, otherwise they wouldn't have refused the case.

This bitch is just a media WHORE who just can't get enough attention. By the way, who the hell is she? Why do we care who she is? Oh, because somehow she got the attention of someone/paparazzi. Now she's going to milk this stupid thing for all its worth. What a loser....

1831 days ago
122.

Jarrod    

This is for Carla, mmm have you heard of annemia, well people that are annemic bruise very easily. Maybe it is exactly like Shawn said, I was trying to hold her so she wouldnt leave and try and drive drunk. One of my best friends was annemic and all you had to do was poke her jokingly and she would have a mark for a week.
And his reputation speaks for itself, but her's,well have you ever seen the stuff she posts on Twitter?

1831 days ago
123.

SMACK    

@160 and by Sunday you mean Monday. Ding Dong.

I know more than I can post, but I will say this. It's over unless she pisses off the DA.

1831 days ago
124.

Miss U MJ    

It is very interesting that there are NOOOOO BRUISES, NOT A MARK ON HER NECK, being she said HE choked her, HHHMMMMMMM??? Nice try tila, crawl back in your TEQUILA bottle like the WORM that you are. Karma is a bitch, so shame on you for your BS story fabricated because you were pissed & jealous. You should be thankful that your drunk ass did'nt get behind the wheel and kill an innocent family. Free up the DA's office for REAL VICTIMS of Domestic Violence

1831 days ago
125.

katydid    

I was assaulted last year. The bruises were blue and green for several days before turning to the colors she is showing as taken the next day?

1831 days ago
126.

SMACK    

My Mom is an expert (often for court) on Domestic Abuse. My Younger Sister was in an abusive (mentally and physically) relationship for 4 years. Both say BS and are too embarrassed to even comment. So here I am. You're done, bitch. Mocking something this serious is really stupid and Merriman won't settle. I DARE you to civil sue him.

1831 days ago
127.

JONS MOMMA    

HERE'S A NEW CONCEPT FOR YOU, ACT LIKE A W**H**O**R**E AND YOU'LL BE TREATED LIKE ONE! BESIDES, THOSE BRUISES LOOK OLD ANYHOW.. SHE'S PROBABLY ALWAYS COVERED IN BRUISES.. DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND STD'S CAUSE YOU TO BRUISE EASILY.

1831 days ago
128.

A Person    

who cares she was RESTRAINED. theres a difference between RESTRAINED and BEATEN

1831 days ago
129.

Jimmy    

I like how she threatens him on the twitter page with "All your criminal activities will come to light", paraphrasing. Seems like she was perfectly okay with being around a criminal element until now. It's a little late to be on the moral high-horse Tila.

1831 days ago
130.

making a change    

Where are the bruises around her neck? After all her big claim was he choked her.

Thats right there are none. These bruises are consistent with what he said. Trying to hold on to her to stop her from leaving. Bruises tell you stories as well. They are defensive or offensive. Work for Adult Protective Services, and have seen enough to know. Her story didn't wash.

1831 days ago
131.

bree    

So what if her arms are bruised? That's consistent with HIS story, not hers. He always said he tried to restrain her--how would he go about doing that in a harmless manner other than gripping her arms? I'm glad she's bruised because it proves she lied about being choked. Why are there NO bruises on her neck? Oh and I love tmz's vid of her yesterday....she was trying to act like she didn't want to answer any questions from the photogs, then when they ask if she has any bruises she hurries up and shows off her little arms!Whores always think they're smarter than the average bear--the people, the courts, and their potential victims. So glad San Diego saw through this slut.

1831 days ago
132.

Amy    

Tila is a big fake...she first became famous for having the most friends on MySpace...wow, I'm freaking impressed. And all that bs about being allergic to alcohol...? Okay, Tila, if that's your story now, I'm sure all of your followers on MySpace will believe you and have your back. She needs to shut up and fade away. I'm sure those bruises are just as fake as her. Leave Shawne alone and let him move on with his life and career, doing something legit.

1831 days ago
133.

marshe2009    

The bruises are from the hand prints, yes, but they coincide with someone being held from the front--face to face. If she was trying to get away the prints would be on the back of her arms, not the front. It clearly verifies Merriman statement that he was trying to calm her down while holding her, looking into her face. Apparently TEQUILA had one too many and was wigging out. Many men have been in this situation before.

1831 days ago
134.

rika    

she is a slut... she caused her own problem...

1831 days ago
135.

kitty kat    

Shawn, WTF didn't you just toss her keys into your lush Poway lanscaping if she was really too drunk to drive? There is no excuse on the planet that allows you or any man to bruise up and manhandle a female EVER. Not even if she cheats, is drunk, or whatever. The bottom line is that you put your hands on her, and you need to learn to control yourself. Thanks for almost messing up the start of our Charger season. Don't be a Raider! I thought you were better than that. And stay off the juice please. Lights out. I thought much higher of you before this incident.

1831 days ago
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