Tila Tequila case dismissed, no charges for Shawn Merriman

September 11th, 2009 // 77 Comments

San Diego Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will not be filing charges against Shawne Merriman of the Chargers. He was placed under citizen’s arrest by Tila Tequila after he allegedly choked her and refused to let her to leave his apartment Sunday. Apparently no one bought it.. ESPN reports:

Dumanis decided not to charge Merriman after her office spent three days reviewing reports from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
“After a thorough review of the investigation into the Sept. 6, 2009, incident at the Poway home of Shawne Merriman, our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed,” Dumanis said in a statement. “This case is now closed. No further comment will be made.”

Naturally, Tila fired back via her lawyer who called the decision “reckless” and is threatening a civil suit, according to a statement issued to TMZ:

“Tila Tequila is the victim of a violent crime. The San Diego District attorney’s decision not to press charges against Shawne Merriman for the battering of Tila Tequila demonstrates an unconscionable negligence in the discharging of their public duties. We strongly feel that justice has not been served in this matter.
Obviously, The San Diego Charger’s NFL franchise brings millions of dollars in revenue to the city of San Diego, and it seems clear that other interests are being served by the DA’s office than the upholding of the law. A young woman was violently beaten and choked, and the physical evidence is both overwhelming and disturbing. Tila’s account of the events has remained consistent from the beginning, while Merriman’s story has changed repeatedly.
Just because the DA has made this reckless decision doesn’t mean that justice will not be served in this case. No one is above the law. Tila Tequila will immediately begin pursuing civil charges against Mr. Merriman and she will have her day in court.”

Fortunately for Shawne Merriman, Tila can only file suit with the Lollipop Guild whose jurisdiction doesn’t extend beyond GumDrop Mountain.

Photos: Splash News

  1. She has lied about her house being broken into, her dog being locked in her trunk, her grandmother dying, being allergic to alcohol, a suicide attempt, and being pregnant for a rapper. This is all within a two month period. Why wouldn’t she lie about this? It took nearly a week for pictures of bruises to come out?
    The hospital said she was drunk. The bar owner (who is James Brennan, not Merriman, like Tila is saying) said she was drunk. The police said she was drunk. The hospital and police said there was no evidence of domestic abuse. The DA (WHO IS A FEMALE) said there is no evidence. This woman is a joke and makes a mockery of those who are actually beaten by men. Pathetic.

  2. Lloyd Johnson

    She deserved it.

  3. Tuputamadre

    Im happy you get punched small piece of shit, you are not sexi and have no fucking idea of elegance an education, go and suicide yourself bitch!

  4. jiuguniang

    Obviously, she is deliberate,if we turning a blind eye to it,she must be angry,and sorry ourselves!!!!
    She would like to expose is not meat, is a lonely
    brother sent is not the comments , is lonely^^^^

    ……Sugarloves.Com ……

    beautiful woman her combat index to 3200.. is she still stay with her husband.. someone posted on yahoo answers that she has an profile on an online site you know it is a bad site for rich men to seek sexy girls.!!!!!!

  5. Quat

    That Tila Tequila, he’s one ugly bitch

  6. Hey,I have seen someting different on “Militaryflirting.c o m”.

  7. Nature

    It will be foggy and cloudy this morning.

  8. Jon

    nipple in the 7th picture

  9. michelle

    shes sooooo ugly. she needs to shut the fuck up and go to hell.

  10. Fribble

    “This case is now closed. No further comment will be made.”
    Legalese for: “we’re not wasting any more of our time on this drunk, lying, whore. Go away, bitch.”

  11. Aileen

    The racist comments on here are ridiculously hateful and absolutely unecessary.

    22. Spunky Monkey–behind your pointed white hood is one sick, ignorant person.

    Moreover, real physical battery was involved in this incident, exaggerated or not, and domestic abuse is NEVER okay. Shawn Merriman should definitely be punished.

  12. Come on Aileen

    Well. Sometimes it is ok. I mean, sometimes people just don’t know their place or are being too disresctful and loud. I mean, the chokings too far though.

  13. lolksurewhatevs

    Seems like SD keep an eye out for itself as usual. It’s not like the Chargers haven’t had issues with the police or public buried before.


    Tila probably stretched things but I wouldn’t go playing this jerkoff as some kind of saint either, unless you’re sucking him off begging for a win this year.

  14. What’s on her right arm.

  15. I hope he sues her ass for slander.

  16. dee

    #61 what the hell are you doing on this site.
    If you’re so easily offended, head on over to

  17. Ricard

    Tila Tequila is a whore and deserves everything she gets.

    #61, fuck off and get a life.

  18. nita

    Jeez I’d love to punch this ugly whore in her flat ugly face myself.

    Nice work dude!!!!!

    It’s hard to believe, but there are quite a few men who actually find this thing attractive.

    LOL. My ex husband would love her!!!!! But then again, he has a thing for ugly cheap asian whores.

  19. Pilatunes

    Does this mean he can go back and do it for real without being punished, like in that movie with Judd? Because that would be awesome.

  20. Nerdy

    Ye gods, what a hideous quasi-Asian whore the creepiest contact lenses outside a Michael Jackson video.

    I never can grasp why some white dudes gravitate towards these ugly as hell, plastic, fake “hong kong blonde” hair and scary contact lenses. The shit?

  21. if you hate tila like i do join me up on twitter guys she’s a whore who agrees join up!!

  22. I love beating. and of course to the body.

  23. hey …! This real breasts?

  24. A Beaver

    Good decision. She is full of it, I dont believe her. If she starts to respect herself then maybe guys might start to respect her

  25. twitter guys she’s a whore who agrees join up!!

  26. tila tequila is a stupid retarded bitch LOL


  27. very beautiful…

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