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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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Latch Johnson    

I wouldn't doubt nick did it, most celebs think they are better than everyone else. The only thing I took away from this is the victims wife is hilarious!!!

654 days ago


Cue to lawsuit in 5..4..3..2.....

654 days ago


Another has been that never was.
The best way to deal with idiots like Lachey is to treat them like a pimple; ignore them and they go away (just like his career!).

654 days ago


No way. I'm sure he had a few words for the guy but the rest no way. I'm from Cincy, you don't ruin your life for The Bengals. You just don't:)

654 days ago

Az Heat    

People get way to involved in sports! People act like they are part of the team or ownee of it. I hope everyone that was involved in this incident realize just how stupid this was.

654 days ago


Go IRISH! Beat 'Bama!!

654 days ago


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654 days ago

Random commenter    

Hahahahahaha. The wife is awesome!

654 days ago


Oh come on TMZ, there may be a grain of truth to your story but you must really think your readers are cretins to believe the bull_shlt you try to shove down our throats. Seriously. On the intelligence scale most of your readers lord it over the morons who write your copy. Don't insult us.

654 days ago


Gloria Allred on line 1 !!!!!!!

654 days ago


the lil bitch is Lachey, a has been. needs to be cell mates with Bubba. be Bubba's lil bitch

654 days ago

Mary P    

I'm guessing the "multiple witnesses" here was the fan and his wife. Always gotta watch TMZ's wording.

654 days ago


What a role model for your son!!

654 days ago


So, she insulted him, he calls her a bitch (as rightly deserved for being insulting) and she's upset and filing charges? BITCH get a life...

654 days ago


Verbal insults or threats are considered "assault" and are punishable by law.

654 days ago
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