Tila Tequila

Sexy television star Tila Tequila's boyfriend Shawne Merriman, was arrested yesterday morning over allegations he choked and forcibly restrained the reality show model. Police responded to the home of the San Diego Chargers player, following a 911 call at 3:45 a.m. Tila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, signed a formal complaint against Merriman at the scene and was taken to the local Pomerado Hospital for treatment. Merriman was taken into custody and is accused of battery and false imprisonment. His bail is set at $58,000. A lawyer for Merriman has denied all charges against his football star client, and is insisting he was simply trying to prevent an "extremely inebriated" Tequila from travelling home when he didn’t deem it safe for her to do so.