Tila Tequila Explains Naked Late Night Meltdown

Celebrity News Nov. 20, 2009 AT 8:57AM
Tila Tequila Explains Naked Late Night Meltdown Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Tila Tequila had a naked, ranting meltdown Wednesday night on her UStream channel, where she danced around and complained about ex-boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, whom she says beat her.

At one point, she rambled: "People call me an attention whore ... or whatever ... but excuse me, I'm a grown a-- woman and I'm confident in myself ... I think a woman's body is a beautiful thing ... that's why I'm a lesbian ... I was born naked ... anybody who is against that is gay and in denial."

The 28-year-old MTV reality star -- real name: Tila Nguyen -- now says Merriman's alleged abuse prompted the bizarre video (which has been taken down).

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"Well, you know, I couldn't sleep, and I started getting anxiety," she tells TMZ of why she made the tape. "I just kind of flipped out a little bit."

Tila -- who is currently filing a $1.5 million lawsuit against Merriman for battery and false imprisonment -- said she is "doing OK now."

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"I just wish ... I hope that everybody gives me a second chance to support me this time, to give me a fair chance because they didn't give me a fair chance the first time," she said.

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Referring to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis dismissing her claims, Tila then told TMZ, "They didn't even look into [my case]."

"When my case first came out, everyone was calling me a liar because [they said] if he really did beat you, you wouldn't have said anything because Rihanna never said anything [at first]," Tila went on.

"But I am not her," Tila said. "No offense to Rihanna, but because of what she did, it sends out a message to everyone ... 'When you get beat or abused, keep your mouth shut.'

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"So I decided I am going to come out and speak about it and fight for it..." she went on.

"What Rihanna did ... her message was to say quiet," Tila said, "and that's not OK."

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