The lawyer representing the woman accusing Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman of battery and false imprisonment indicated Sunday that Tila Tequila Nguyen would not be commenting on the incident that resulted in the pursuit of charges against him.
“Due to the serious nature of this matter, and out of respect for all
domestic violence victims and defendants, Ms. Nguyen and her
representatives will not be publicly addressing the facts and
circumstances of the incident,” New York-based attorney Scott E. Leemon told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Apparently, there’s been a change of plans.
On her Twitter page, which as of Sunday night was blocked from public viewing, Nguyen promises that she will address the situation on Tuesday.
In a tweet posted not long ago, she describes Tuesday as “judgment day.”
“I haven’t release
an official statement on what happened yet because I didn’t lie, so no
need to release 3 statements to ‘cover’ myself,” she said in a backhanded slap at Merriman’s contention that he prevented her from leaving his house because she was intoxicated.
“Just wait til the
whole story comes out,” she said. “I am letting them talk and bash me all they
want. I dont care. I know the truth. [A]nd it will come.”
Nguyen also hints that she was restrained because of something she had seen: “There is only one
reason why I was running for my life…..why was I stopped?
Hmmm….maybe the truth didnt want to leave the house.”
So what’s the truth that didn’t want to leave the house? It’s unknown at this point.
That said, she devotes several of her Monday night tweets to the issue of steroids, a substance for which Merriman tested positive in 2006. So it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to put two and two together on this one, and to at least wonder whether she’s going to claim that she came across a stash of nandrolene.
But that’s all speculation. Nguyen says that she’ll comment on Tuesday. Regardless of whether what she says is legit, she’s done a good job of building suspense.
UPDATE: Nguyen has now given the case a People’s Court-style name . . . “Blue Balls VS Blue Neck.”