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Latest Merriman story apparently struck a nerve with his accuser

This whole Shawne Merriman situation continues to get stranger.

Wednesday night’s report that the woman accusing him of battery and false imprisonment became hysterical due to jealousy apparently has caused her to react in hysterical fashion.

And so Tila Tequila Nguyen has taken to Twitter, with numerous inflammatory and profane entires, with lots of venom directed at Merriman and the team for which he plays, the Chargers.  (One of her goals was to push the phrase “ChargersSuck” into the “trending topics” list at Twitter, which tracks words and names appearing most frequently on the various user pages.)

She’ll probably delete many of the tweets, so it makes sense to check them out sooner rather than later.

Here’s a brief sampling.

“I mean….first
he says Im drunk…now he says Im jealous cuz he was having threesomes,
I mean…get it together with those stories!”

“IF he really
was innocent, he wouldn’t sweat it. He would just be like…ahh f–k
that bitch is lying anyway
…lets focus on football..”

Where in the law does it say ‘IF UR FRIEND IS DRUNK….MAKE SURE TO BEAT HER AND CHOKE HER‘…..NO!”

“Where else in the law does it say ‘BITCH WOULDN’T SLEEP WITH ME AND ALL MY FRIENDS…..SO CHOKE HER AND BEAT HER!’ umm…NO!

Because my
story….is the truth….and the only person I need to tell that to is
the Judge. Not the media…only a guilty person does that.”

Frankly, she’s incorrect.  As we’ve said many times over the past few months, high-profile cases are tried in two courtrooms — the real one and the courtroom of public opinion.  Nguyen might never get a chance to tell her story to a judge, if the San Diego County District Attorney opts not to press charges.  So she needs to provide to the media something more than a statement from a lawyer that Merriman’s defense will be discredited.

Clearly, she wants to tell her story, but she
is deferring to legal advice that she shouldn’t talk about the situation.  The problem is that her desire to talk (which might come from a sad obsession with attention) has
prompted her to launch into Twitter tirades that make her look erratic and unpredictable and not credible.


The reality is that the D.A. surely has been monitoring Nguyen’s Twitter page and making conclusions about whether she’ll be an effective witness at trial.

Based on the stream of tweets that continue to be posted even as of this posting (does she sleep?), no prosecutor in his or her right mind would rely on her testimony to satisfy the high bar of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

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49 Responses to “Latest Merriman story apparently struck a nerve with his accuser”
  1. Twiz says: Sep 10, 2009 7:19 AM

    Unfortunately, I have been up most of the night. You don’t know HALF of what she did/said overnight. Check the various twitter sources such as search.twitter.com and tweleted.com. The things she said/did goes beyond striking a nerve, its outright pathetic!
    She went as far as to get ppl that follow her to add #chargerssuck as a topic to get it trended on twitter. Claims she will do that during every chargers game as well.
    How sad………..

  2. THEredskin says: Sep 10, 2009 7:23 AM

    Is it wrong that I wanna choke the b*tch too?

  3. KevinFaulk-an-a says: Sep 10, 2009 7:24 AM

    I can’t wait for the news to break that one of the friends in the threesome was LT.
    That was the dealbreaker for Tila.
    “You flend Phirip…O.K., but I no sreep wif clybaby.”

  4. bednarik60 says: Sep 10, 2009 7:24 AM

    I hope she gets struck by a car.
    …and her shoes fly off.

  5. formerly dystopianow says: Sep 10, 2009 7:26 AM

    I’ve been up all night on twitter and I’ve seen most of the updates as well. I did find the #chargerssuck thing amusing, although when she called out shawne I immediately imagined her lawyer shaking his/her head. Before her tirade of making herself the smart victim, she was pretty ferocious and if anyone was monitoring that it could discredit her completely, that and making her look totally immature at the same time.

  6. thecarline says: Sep 10, 2009 7:28 AM

    I’m just confused on her “tweets”. The story from Merriman camp still makes sense even if he was in the bedroom with two other girls, she still could have been drunk and he would have wanted to stop her.
    I mean if you’re in a bedroom about to have a threesome, what are the occasions that you would leave that threesome before finishing.. Fire in the house, someone about to die, maybe an awful dutch oven, wife catches you?

  7. Child_Please! says: Sep 10, 2009 7:30 AM

    Said it from the beginning.
    No crime was committed so there will be no charges filed.
    She is a nutcase who saw an opporunity to gain publicity and she has jumped all over it. But only sad, pathetic people believe her story. The DA wont touch this case with a ten foot pole.

  8. Twiz says: Sep 10, 2009 7:35 AM

    The best tweet so far…….Wish I would have thought of it…….
    Your Honor. Her name is Tila Tequila. The defense rests.

  9. BradyQuinnsCodPiece says: Sep 10, 2009 7:39 AM

    Words cannot fully describe how pathetic this makes her look.

  10. killachap says: Sep 10, 2009 7:48 AM

    What’s sad is that this woman is being discredited. I don’t understand why this society seems to try to find ways to proclaim the man innocent just because of the woman’s lifestyle. It’s like saying you can’t rape a porstitute because that’s who she is as a person. It’s obvious that Merriman is guilty of something illegal but what’s clear is that she needs to get herself a new attorney. Any attorney who let’s their client continue to speak publically like this isn’t worth it.

  11. KHat says: Sep 10, 2009 7:49 AM

    The sad thing is that the people who watch her reality show or buy her magazine spreads or follow her tweets are encouraging her into believing that the world she lives in is normal.
    In reality, there will never be a fair trial for Tila and Shawne because a “jury of their peers” would have to be composed of other people whose values are SO far skewed from mainstream society as to be able to look past an atmosphere of complete permissiveness to see what would be normal and expected behavior. From the comments on the first story, just the threesome alone put this from “real life” into “fantasy world” where real laws don’t apply.
    I feel sorry for everyone involved in this, but these headlines are just going to keep coming until people stop trying to get fame, fortune and fulfillment by any means necessary – including taking sex everywhere it’s offered and posing for every camera that wants a shot. As for the players, we’re doing them a great disservice by teaching them from a young age that if they perform well enough, indiscretions can get swept under the rug until they’re just too big to ignore. And while I’m all for sexy women and dirty magazines, I’d prefer a woman have something more to offer the world than a nice body and the willingness to use it with whoever wants to give her something.
    This story only indicates how far off from mainstream society certain people live – to the extent that the general population wonders if our laws even apply there!

  12. EdgarSnyder says: Sep 10, 2009 7:50 AM

    the MTV skank ho is losing it. She underestimated the power of the NFL.
    she made her suiters eat pig vagina on her show and now we are supposed to feel bad for her cause her boyfriend gave her a little of the sprewell treatment? funny

  13. Chris from MD says: Sep 10, 2009 7:52 AM

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  14. Child_Please! says: Sep 10, 2009 7:52 AM

    REEAL MEN OF GEEENIUSSSS!!!
    Today, We salute you Mr. Manly Man.
    You have two women in the sack, and have the confidence to invite in a third chick. You are the envy of all married men stuck with their very own Peg Bundy. You live the life most men, and Tila Tequila are jealous of.

  15. ShruggingGalt says: Sep 10, 2009 7:57 AM

    Twiz: Agree.
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned….

  16. Big Stretch says: Sep 10, 2009 8:02 AM

    pathetic bitch is just mad she is no longer relevant.

  17. Gam(e)_is_on says: Sep 10, 2009 8:12 AM

    I’ll bet Merriman gave her the Ocho Cinco treatment by offering an invitational “child please(??)” when Nguyen found him doing a 3-some…
    followed by a “child PLEAse” as she frantically stomped her feet and side-stepped her drunk ass out of the house.
    In unrelated news; Ocho Cincos neck is believed to be in the clear for Dec. 20th….

  18. Ralph Gre Nader says: Sep 10, 2009 8:12 AM

    “Wednesday night’s report that the woman accusing him of battery and false imprisonment became hysterical due to jealousy apparently has caused her to react in hysterical fashion.”
    HYSTERICAL? You never cease to amaze me, Florio, with your half truths and constant embellishing. Defending against your “Attacker” isnt Hysterical. Hysterical is getting hammered, taking of all your clothes and trying to run around down town San Diego naked….
    Whats that?…..
    You say she did do that?…..
    Ohhhh……
    That Bitch Is Crazy.
    Keep the stories coming Mike…..I think we can all agree on one thing….We need more of this story. To be honest the only thing this story is missing is a midget and a pony.

  19. bigjoey46us says: Sep 10, 2009 8:13 AM

    I hate to say it but the only thing he is guilty of is choking her hard enough. Shes an attention w***e who looks like an offspring of a gremlin.

  20. BDiddy says: Sep 10, 2009 8:14 AM

    Unfortunately, it’s not against the law to be a stupid, immature A-hole. Otherwise, this loony skank would be on death row.

  21. Krow says: Sep 10, 2009 8:16 AM

    Lovin’ it. Especially watching all you guys condone a woman beater. Mui macho…

  22. BasicInstinct says: Sep 10, 2009 8:18 AM

    Merriman has at least three women in the house who want to have sex, all of them are drunk, one doesn’t want to share him, so she starts screaming what a *#%$# he is, Merriman loses the moment, goes into the hallway and tells her to shut the $%#! up.
    She says, “I’m outta here”.
    He says, “Don’t go, you’ll crash your car!” “Stop right now, give me your keys you drunken Ho!”
    She slaps him, he grabs her, and then grabs the keys from her.
    She grabs her cellphone and starts Twittering.
    Her celebrity numbers go way up….eureka!!!!

  23. xgbx says: Sep 10, 2009 8:21 AM

    I have no idea if what she’s saying is true, but I do know she’s a walking dartboard and I wore a rubber just to read her tweets.

  24. chugs says: Sep 10, 2009 8:24 AM

    …weren’t you all admonishing this jackass for posting about tweets last week?
    …Isn’t tweeting for jackasses, teenage girls & media hungry reality show attention whores?
    Did I really just read that somebody was wrong for intimating that keeping specifics of a case (whether she’s doing it or not) to yourself & out of the media is the wrong thing to do?
    The wrong thing for who?
    The people involved….or muckracking quasi-journalists scrambling for one new headline every 12.3 minutes??

    I suppose though, that since at least two or three of you were “up all night following her twitters”, it’s very possible at this point that I’m misled as to not only what this site started as or the type of fan this site caters to but also what happened to the football fans that used to follow it for breaking news, not gossip or relationship B.S.
    On the eve of a new NFL Season….
    Great scoop.
    Now that the football fans are starting to wake up, I hope you didn’t waste too much time applying your mascara this morning.

  25. CD_Ridge says: Sep 10, 2009 8:24 AM

    This story is yelling for Taco Bill. Do not disappoint.

  26. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 10, 2009 8:30 AM

    Some how I can’t help thinking that Brett Favre’s Polio/Swine Flu/Cracked rib/Torn Bicep is behind all this. Florio knows what I mean.

  27. lololnpnp says: Sep 10, 2009 8:30 AM

    I hope he did the ‘Lights Out’ dance over her after the choking. Maybe add some pantomiming of chugging from a tequila bottle to the choreography.

  28. Festivus says: Sep 10, 2009 8:37 AM

    LOL at all the tough guys, reading this in their mommy’s basement between surfing porn sites, talking smack and cheering for a steroid using woman beater.
    You guys rock. Now go back to playing World of Warcraft.

  29. Ralph Gre Nader says: Sep 10, 2009 8:38 AM

    # killachap says: September 10, 2009 7:48 AM
    What’s sad is that this woman is being discredited. I don’t understand why this society seems to try to find ways to proclaim the man innocent just because of the woman’s lifestyle. It’s like saying you can’t rape a porstitute because that’s who she is as a person. It’s obvious that Merriman is guilty of something illegal but what’s clear is that she needs to get herself a new attorney. Any attorney who let’s their client continue to speak publically like this isn’t worth it.
    @killchap
    Shut the F-ck up. Wow you are so off base here. First of all she paraded herself around MTV headquarters trying to make a quick buck by claiming she wanted to find TRUE LOVE on a dating show…… ON MTV. (My God at least NBC is Network….Your Welcome Florio)!!! so if someone gets the idea that she MIGHT be easy its probably because she is. And if she didnt want to be known as a whore she probably shouldnt have marketed herself that way. I know, me personally, since I dont want to be labeled a serial killer I try to refrain from murdering multiple people. And since I dont want to be known as an IDIOT I refrain from typing in ebonics. STEREOTYPES EXIST FOR A REASON. Not everyone fits a sterotype, but if it walks like a hooker and talks like a hooker and dresses like a hooker then chances are it will give you a BJ for $50.
    As for Shawne Merriman….Dude’s an idiot. end of story. Anybody who calls violently convulsing in the middle of a football field “Dancing” really doesnt get the benefit of the doubt….EVER. But for right now Im taking his story over hers because for someone who likes to hear herself talk she sure is coming off as a raging lunatic with no defense.

  30. Ralph Gre Nader says: Sep 10, 2009 8:42 AM

    # xgbx says: September 10, 2009 8:21 AM
    I have no idea if what she’s saying is true, but I do know she’s a walking dartboard and I wore a rubber just to read her tweets.
    Give this guy a crappy book, Florio.

  31. Florios-Lawyer says: Sep 10, 2009 8:43 AM

    “…killachap says: September 10, 2009 7:48 AM
    What’s sad is that this woman is being discredited. I don’t understand why this society seems to try to find ways to proclaim the man innocent just because of the woman’s lifestyle….”
    Then you must be awfully young, as you don’t yet understand how the world works.
    There’s the way it oughta be.
    Then there’s the way it is.

  32. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 10, 2009 8:49 AM

    “killachap says:
    September 10, 2009 7:48 AM
    What’s sad is that this woman is being discredited. I don’t understand why this society seems to try to find ways to proclaim the man innocent just because of the woman’s lifestyle. It’s like saying you can’t rape a porstitute because that’s who she is as a person. It’s obvious that Merriman is guilty of something illegal but what’s clear is that she needs to get herself a new attorney. Any attorney who let’s their client continue to speak publically like this isn’t worth it.
    Krow says:
    September 10, 2009 8:16 AM
    Lovin’ it. Especially watching all you guys condone a woman beater. Mui macho…”
    As retarded as this woman acts, I have to agree with these comments. She makes it hard to want to agree with them and that will probably undermine any case she may have. I expect this to go nowhere but Merriman gets another black mark on his character.

  33. killachap says: Sep 10, 2009 8:50 AM

    @ Ralph
    Thank you for making my point, just because it walks like a hooker, acts like a hooker and talks like a hooker doesn’t mean she can be choked out because she wont have a 4-some like a hooker. Get over yourself.

  34. dave says: Sep 10, 2009 8:55 AM

    what probably happened is…..
    SM – “hey baby come and join THIS party”
    tt – “but i thought you loved me *sob*…i’m going to go screw one of your friends”
    SM – “have fun”
    minutes later…..
    friend – “holy shit shawne, that crazy drunk, coked out vietcong hooker is naked and trying to steal your car!”

  35. Twiz says: Sep 10, 2009 8:57 AM

    @chugs
    You have no clue why *I* was up all night nor anyone else I would bet. You are as bad as Florio for ASSuming things you have absolutely no knowledge of. Did I follow this skanks tweets most of the night. Yes I did. Was she the reason I was up all night? Not a chance in hell, not even if I could get in a threesome with her.
    Today I have an appt with the doc to get a shot as preventive medicine to make sure I don’t catch something her. I forgot to put a condom on my computer!

  36. Filbertkiwi71 says: Sep 10, 2009 9:05 AM

    killachap says:
    September 10, 2009 7:48 AM
    “What’s sad is that this woman is being discredited. I don’t understand why this society seems to try to find ways to proclaim the man innocent just because of the woman’s lifestyle. It’s like saying you can’t rape a porstitute because that’s who she is as a person. It’s obvious that Merriman is guilty of something illegal but what’s clear is that she needs to get herself a new attorney. Any attorney who let’s their client continue to speak publically like this isn’t worth it.”
    —-
    What is Merriman guilty of? Tell me. You sit there and say Merriman is guilty of something? Where is your proof? How do you know merriman isn’t innocent?
    BTW, if Merriman had gotten physical with Tequila, don’t you think pictures would have leaked out by now?
    Secondly, no attorney can stop their client from talking. What is the attorney supposed to do? He/she can’t put a muzzle on their client.

  37. killachap says: Sep 10, 2009 9:16 AM

    @ everyone who thinks that Tila is automatically guilty but then gets mad when someone thinks that Merriman is automatically guilty
    Morons, that’s all I can say. I don’t think anything else could explain your opinions. If you want to use the individuals reputations as judgements of their guilt then I would say he is indeed guilty. She is presumably a whore, yet she wouldn’t have a 4-some with him? He is proven to be a steroid absuing psychopath who does some gay rain dance after making a play. So do we believe the whore who decided not to be a whore and engage in whorish activities, or do we blame the steroid using psychopath?
    logic…

  38. CrashOverRide71 says: Sep 10, 2009 9:35 AM

    Hey Florio,
    How much is Shawne Merriman & the NFL paying you for riding his jock? You are obviously biased with your perspective leaning toward defending a steroid abusing NFL cheat. Real journalists are supposed to be objective, not spewing the puke that poses for your opinion like the jism you been swallowing from from Shawne Maytagman’s ‘roid shriveled penis. I always knew you were nothing but a low rate hack, & now you’ve proved it! Maybe you should go write for the National Enquirer, & Star, just like other so-called journalists of your caliber!
    Screw you, Florio & by the way, #ChargersSuck & # ShawneMerrimanSucks is so true!

  39. east96st says: Sep 10, 2009 9:38 AM

    Ralph Gre Nader says: “To be honest the only thing this story is missing is a midget and a pony.”
    Who do you think was IN the threesome? This story DOES have it all!
    BTW – To all the sanctimonious a**holes bitching that we “condone” violence towards women, when there’s even a hint of evidence that there WAS violence towards a woman, I’ll back you 100%. It’s intolerable. But the initial impression here is that it is far more likely that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy will be lining up on San Diego’s O line than anything happened beyond a shameless publicity stunt.

  40. jimicos says: Sep 10, 2009 10:07 AM

    Seems like a well-adjusted young lady. May I ask her father for her hand in holy matrimony?

  41. houskat says: Sep 10, 2009 10:15 AM

    Why in the hell ,wer’nt both of them charged with public drukerness?
    Damn cops not doing thier job again, or could it be she might be telling the truth?
    As far as I’m concerned they both can rot in jail for a spell, damn spoiled rich ass drunkards waisting gov. money and time.

  42. realityonetwo says: Sep 10, 2009 10:37 AM

    Should have just written her a check long ago…

  43. Lurker501 says: Sep 10, 2009 11:29 AM

    Ralph Gre Nader says: “To be honest the only thing this story is missing is a midget and a pony.”
    One of my favorite lines from Back to School when his wife threatened him with divorce and taking all his money. He pulls pictures out of his wife’s indiscretions.
    “I can understand the horse…
    But what’s with the midget?”

  44. DeVoodoo says: Sep 10, 2009 11:51 AM

    “… a sad obsession with attention.”
    You mean, like, the kind of sad obsession with attention that football bloggers have?

  45. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 10, 2009 11:55 AM

    merriman should be charged with not “finishing” the job….
    and can anyone tell me why this chick is famous? she looks like a dude.

  46. enigk says: Sep 10, 2009 12:00 PM

    I thought she said she was allergic to alcohol and didn’t drink? Hence the ‘hilariousness’ of her name…

  47. #1 says: Sep 10, 2009 12:22 PM

    What a psycho.
    Methinks her lawyer can’t be too pleased with her right now… surely he advised her to keep her mouth shut to avoid destroying every last shred of credibility she might have.
    Just… WOW.

  48. Cobra Commander says: Sep 10, 2009 1:13 PM

    who would think a gang-member gone soft-porn star would be stupid?

  49. dpfan45 says: Sep 10, 2009 2:17 PM

    Wow, am I glad the Chargers took Merriman over D Ware in that years draft. D Ware is a classy family guy who is not bickering on a contract year. As far as the girl, it does not seem wise to be making comments outside of the appropriate legal forum, but she does have a history of being a media you-know-what. To the individual that mentioned Peg Bundy..really??? Besides being naggy that lady was very very attractive. Most men would love for their wife to have her body. But that is neither here nor there. As far as a Katey Sagal that lady is a stone cold fox being in her 50s. And finally to the commentor that mentioned using a prophylactic to read her tweets….HILARIOUS. Have a nice day everyone.

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