Daily Dish: Tila Tequila a Liar?
Is the MTV reality show queen spreading lies?
Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested early Sunday after allegedly choking and throwing reality show star Tila Tequila onto the floor of his San Diego home after she attempted to leave.
Tequila, real name Tila Nguyen, signed a citizen’s arrest warrant charging the football player with battery and false imprisonment. However, Merriman claims that he did not abuse Tila, and that he was only trying to keep her from running off on her own as he claims she was wasted.
“At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided,” Merriman declared in a statement. “We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety.”
On Monday the owner of Stingaree – the club Tila and Merriman visited Saturday night – told the Associated Press that he believes the Chargers hotshot is innocent.
“I feel sorry for the guy and I think the truth needs to be told,” James Brennan, the club owner, said.
He also mentioned that while Tila maintains that she is allergic to alcohol, his employees saw her downing both vodka and tequila on Saturday.
“It sounds like she’s allergic to the truth,” Brennan said.
Merriman, who was back at practice today, says that his team is being very supportive and that he hopes the District Attorney’s office will find him innocent. (Huffington Post)