Shawne, Tila Thrown Under Bus By Merriman’s Ex

It’s been a day since the news first broke about Shawne Merriman’s arrest on counts of battery and false imprisonment on Tila Tequila, and both camps are staking out their respective sides. Merriman says he was trying to keep her home since she was intoxicated, and Tequila says she’s allergic to alcohol (*update*: an admission she has since deleted).

Gloria Velez

(She seems friendly. Oh, what’s that? She isn’t at all? Uh-oh.)

But the biggest blows being landed - metaphorically here, people, stick with us - are from a third party, namely one Gloria Velez. That’s her in the picture, if you couldn’t guess, wearing what looks like an incredibly inconvenient outfit. She was recently on some XM show I’ve never heard of, and she had absolutely no qualms with tossing Merriman and Tequila right out the window. The audio is hilariously NSFW, but you can watch video of her interview after the break.

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Shawne Merriman Popped For Choking Tila Tequila

Every now and then, you see a headline that pairs two famous people of such incongruous worlds that it takes two or three good looks at it before it even starts to make sense. Add in an arrest for assault, though, and all minds are blown.

Shawne Merriman Tila Tequila

(A match made in… well, it’s definitely not heaven.)

That’s where we are with the news out of San Diego today as Shawne Merriman, he of the ever-sunny disposition, just got arrested early this morning for battery and false imprisonment in a case involving Myspace’s very first starlet, Tila “Tequila” Nguyen. Seriously, that happened.

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