Nicole Richie and Tila Tequila have both been exercising some legal power recently.
The Associated Press reported that Richie successfully obtained a restrainging order against two photographers she blames for her car accident last month in Beverly Hills. The photographers have also trespassed at Richie’s home. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Richie’s request and order the photographers, Eduardo Arrivabene and Ivon Emilio Melo Miguel, to remain 50 yard away from Richie and her two young children.
Judge Goodson expressed concerns about violating the First Amendment rights of Arrivabene and Miguel, but the pair said they would follow the restraining order. Miguel even apologized to Richie on the stand and said he wouldn’t take any more pictures of her, boyfriend Joel Madden or their children. Obviously, Madden and Richie responded that they no longer wanted their picture taken.
Meanwhile, Tila Tequila is suing Shawn Merriman over the assault accusations she had him arrested on in September, ESPN.com reported. Merriman had been arrested after Tila accused him of battery and false imprisonment, but after reviewing police reports, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis did not charge him.
Tila claims she was choked and thrown to the ground, while Merriman maintains he was trying to her from leaving the house while extremely drunk. Dumanis decided there was not enough evidence to charge Merriman, but it seems Tila is strongly convinced otherwise.