Tila Tequila files suit against Merriman
Reality TV personality Tila Tequila has filed a lawsuit against Shawne Merriman over assault accusations from a September incident in which the San Diego Chargers linebacker wasn't charged with a crime.
In September, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis dismissed Tequila's accusations that Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground while she was trying to leave his suburban home.
According to TMZ.com, Tequila is seeking damages for assault, battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress.
Tequila's lawyer, Cyrus Nownejad, cites photos showing bruises Tequila allegedly suffered from the incident at Merriman's home.
Merriman was arrested after Tequila signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing Merriman of battery and false imprisonment. Both are felonies.