Reality Star Tila Tequila Sues NFL Star

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Reality TV star Tila Tequila is suing San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman in a filing alleging domestic violence.

Attorney Cyrus Nownejad told The Associated Press that Tequila is seeking $1.5 million in damages.

Merriman was arrested on Sept. 6 after Tequila signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing him of battery and false imprisonment at his suburban home. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis declined to charge Merriman.

Merriman told the AP in an e-mail that he hadn't seen a copy of the suit. His attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.