Monday, August 16, 2010

Tila Tequila Attacked at Illinois Music Festival

Us Magazine - August, 2010
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Reality star Tila Tequila suffered facial cuts after patrons at the "Gathering of the Juggalos" concert in Hardin County, Ill., pelted her with rocks and feces early Saturday.
"I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, dudes were throwing huge stone rocks in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair...cuz they threw fire crackers on stage," Tequila (real name: Tila Nguyen) told of the incident.
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Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner confirmed Tequila, a singer who appeared on MTV's A Shot at Love, complained she was injured by concertgoers. Law enforcement officials declined to go into detail, citing HIPAA privacy laws.
A performer at the outdoor music festival, featuring acts including the Insane Clown Posse, tells Tequila was mobbed by hundreds of fans and chased from the stage.
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"She was taunting them," the witness said. "She didn't know how to handle the [crowd]...She took her top off and they got really violent."
Tequila Twittered her plans to file a lawsuit against concert organizers, telling fans "Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men."