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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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76.

ace11    

He's a 40 year old guy who is married with a child

and he still acts like a 20 year old college frat boy

GROW UP

653 days ago
77.

crenity    

Nick Nick Nick sounds like somebody needs anger management. just sayin

653 days ago
78.

Cindy    

Just because he is famous doesn't give him the right to be abusive. I am glad he got kicked out.

653 days ago
79.

me    

That's a choke hold? LMAO Anything to be able to sue, huh people? LAME!

653 days ago
80.

SlikRik    

Whatever the deal was, you can best bet Lachey didn't single out this one couple -- out of thousands and thousands of people -- to just jump on and start choking and calling the B word.

People do seem to feel its their right to bash, bother and abuse people, just because they happen to know their names.

653 days ago
81.

Kevin    

If you are a man, and you talk **** to another man and he ends up whooping your ass, you do not file a police report. That is seriously some weak ****, and you should probably have your man card pulled. *****.

653 days ago
82.

Lisa     

I was at that game on Sunday and some of those charger fans are rude. A couple of people by us were aressted . I think they are just bitter that their team is not doing so well.

653 days ago
83.

k    

You just gotta love those guys who pick on women. They're the real heroes. Especially when they're drunk and surrounded by their buddies. And he isn't proud of what happened. Wonder what he is proud of.

653 days ago
84.

rikki    

I honestly cannot remember the name of the band Nick was in...

653 days ago
85.

The Truth Hurts    

Um his rep is an idiot. Of corse he's proud and he said so himself on twitter with the word PROUD. I smell a big fat lawsuit coming but does he have the money to pay??

653 days ago
86.

Debbie    

I highly doubt Nick choked a fan. Yes i believe he responded to someone saying fu**ing bit** in response to someone.

653 days ago
87.

HeyHeyTMZ    

Great fatherly example. Especially the part where he defended himself and tries to justify his actions.

653 days ago
88.

moonies61    

Nick is a goon. Boy he sure can dish it out, but being the baby he is cant take it. That lady really zinged him...I would have paid money to see that.

653 days ago
89.

She's baaaack    

That was nice of him to punch someone over the Bengals. not.

653 days ago
90.

acamse    

Nick Lachey. Who is he? Not someone I would remember. However, his behavior is deplorable. Especially by someone who thinks he is a celebrity. What kind of role model for children. What kind of father is he going to be. Will he beat up coaches when his kid doesn't play or perform. This guy is so full of himself, I hope they throw the book at him. Never was a fan. I thought he was too egotistical and self-centered. There is no excuse for what he did and all of that could have been avoided. So what if someone wears a tshirt you don't like. We have to set examples to children that we can get along even if we don't agree with the other person.

653 days ago
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