Reality TV starlet [artist id=”2514710″]Tila Tequila[/artist] has claimed she was attacked by concertgoers at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois on Friday.
ABC affiliate WSIL in Illinois reports that Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner said the former Internet model filed a complaint about fans’ violent behavior during her performance. Tequila, who once starred in the MTV reality show, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila,” has since turned to rap and shared the bill with artists such as Lil’ Kim and Method Man. Seiner said Tequila insisted that fans pelted her with rocks and feces during her set.
A video of Tequila’s performance posted on TMZ.com shows her working the mic flanked by a couple of beefy men — presumably bodyguards — who pull her out of the way as a concertgoer advances onstage. In the 12-second-long footage, the crowd lobs several objects but the extent of her injuries is unclear.
Tequila later addressed the alleged incident on her Twitter page. “The people at Juggalos behavior was disgusting and I am filing a suit against Them now,” she wrote on Saturday. “Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men.”
The four-day festival is an annual event geared toward fans of the metal-rap group Insane Clown Posse, who are dubbed “Juggalos.” ICP headlined the fest but a diverse range of performers including Kottonmouth Kings, Naughty by Nature, Coolio, Tone Loc and Twiztid also hit the stage.
Seiner did confirm another violent incident at the festival: A 49-year-old Georgia man stabbed a concertgoer at the campgrounds. At press time, the victim was listed in stable condition.
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