Tila Tequila Sues Shawne Merriman For $1.5 Million

Nov. 18 2009, Published 6:49 a.m. ET

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Tila Tequila filed a $1.5 Million lawsuit against ex-boyfriend Shawne Merriman on Tuesday, accusing the San Diego Chargers defender of domestic violence.

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The 28-year-old reality TV diva on September 6 issued a citizen's arrest against Merriman, accusing him of two felonies: battery and false imprisonment. The beauty was hospitalized after the alleged attack, while the 270-pound linebacker was in custody briefly, as the 93-pound Tequila claimed he choked and restrained her.

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Also, in the suit, Tequila said Merriman had a red-hot temper, abused drugs and humiliated her, on occasion, because she is bisexual.

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San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis did not charge Merriman with any crimes.



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