As expected, the woman whom Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman allegedly battered and falsely imprisoned has filed suit as a result of an incident occurring in early September.
Per TMZ.com, Tila Tequila Nguyen claims that Merriman has a bad temper and a drug problem, that he grabbed her, “shook her like a rag doll,” choked her, and threw her down. She also claims that Merriman “humiliated” her because of the fact that she’s bisexual.
Attached to the court papers are photos of apparent bruises on Nguyen’s arms.
Merriman claimed at the time that Nguyen was intoxicated, and that he was trying to keep her from leaving his home in that condition.
Authorities in San Diego decided not to file criminal charges against Merriman. On her Twitter page, which currently is protected against public viewing, Nguyen previously has posted messages that surely will be used against her by Merriman’s legal team.