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Nick Lachey Accuser

He Choked Me And

Called My Wife a B*tch

12/4/2012 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Lachey isn't just a heckler ... he CHOKED a San Diego Chargers fan at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and called the guy's wife a "f**king b*tch" ... this according to multiple people involved in the incident ... but Nick says it's all BS.

TMZ has obtained new video ... which shows Lachey getting aggressive with a Chargers fan who was wearing an Igor Olshansky #99 jersey (Igor played for SD from 2004 to 2008). 

We spoke to the guy in the jersey ... who tells us Lachey and his buddies -- all die-hard Bengals fans -- had been talking trash to him about the jersey for most of the 2nd half of the game.

The Chargers fan says Lachey made one particularly offensive comment about Olshansky that crossed the line ... and that's when the fan's wife shot back to Nick, "Well, he lasted longer than your boy band."

We're told Lachey flipped out and called the wife a "f**king b*tch" ... along with "a host of other profanities."

Tensions exploded ... and the Chargers fan says Nick lunged towards him ... grabbed him by the throat and shoved him to the ground. The fight can be seen in the footage obtained by TMZ.

As we previously reported, stadium security quickly responded and ejected Nick and his buddies. The Chargers fans were NOT asked to leave.

After the incident, Nick went to Twitter and BRAGGED about the situation -- saying, "Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be prouder! Go Cincy Bengals."

He later acknowledged the altercation ... tweeting, "i simply don't appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction."

We're told the Chargers fan plans to file a police report against Lachey.

Nick's rep tells TMZ, “This was a verbal exchange between sports fans of opposing teams that went too far. While Nick isn't proud of what happened, he did not choke anyone or use defamatory language to any women at the stadium -- which the video tape clearly supports."

The rep also says police interviewed Nick outside the stadium and released him without charges.

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686 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Didn't Jessica imply that Nick was an abusive husband?

686 days ago

OH NO!    

The only bitch in that picture is Lachey.

686 days ago

People Annoy Me    

Geez, Die Hard fans can be so idiotic. No one likes them at all.

686 days ago

BB not bb    

I see alot of people moving around. Nick could have pushed the man away and then the man fell. I don't see Nick choking him to the ground here. What are his injuries other than embarrassment? Nick is a very nice and mild mannered person. He never got mad on Nick and Jessica, never yelled, he just would roll his eyes and walk away.

If you stick your finger in a man's face at a game where everyone is yelling and being rowdy, how is that not provoking what happens next? Fans yell trash talk at games, that is customary. You can't then threateningly throw your finger in a rival's face and yell at him over it without getting a reaction.

Sometimes people who are very quiet and don't like to fight are the wrong ones to start with because they will take what you do seriously if you threaten them. They are not used to all the fight nuances belligerant people play by.

686 days ago


Sure he did, dude. Sure he did. Let me guess, now you want some money for it, right?

686 days ago


I always liked this dude. But, regardless of who was at fault, you're fighting over..."Your team sucks...Nuh uh, your team sucks." Stop embarrassing yourself, Nick.

686 days ago


candidly Celebs are mostly bad people anyway ! they brainwash you into thinking they are virtuous by all the phony pr bs they do ..... they do this bc in reality they are all petty much ruthless and bad to the bone. how the he ll you think they got to be a celeb ? by playing by the rules and being a choir boy/girl. awwwh he lllllll no

686 days ago


Nick a douchebag of the highest order. I think he needs an ass whoopin'

686 days ago

who dat    

I'm sure nick was involved. Why heckle somebody over a jersey. Some of these people act like tards. Sounds like the wife pushed his buttons with the "boy band" comment. Nick probably did go off after that. But tmz, the "D"celeb a$$ kissers they are, will bend over forward for nick, to allow him to spin this incident in his favor.

686 days ago


I think the man and his wife are exaggerating the incident and making it more than it was.

686 days ago


Nick your true colors came out with your friends sad to see it .

686 days ago


So what's next? Is this man going to sue Nick for having his feelings hurt?

686 days ago


The man and his wife are liars. It is amazing. We are on this earth for such a short period and then there is death. Why do we waste this precious life lying and being cruel to others. The evil we do to others comes back 10-fold, in different ways when it is least expected and is most painful. This couple is thinking money but the law is not stupid.

686 days ago

FU TMZ    

Sure he did. Let me guess, u now suffer from night terrors and emotional distress and want to be compensated.

686 days ago
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