A sheriff says reality TV actress Tila Tequila complained that audience members pelted her with stones and feces during an outdoor music festival in southern Illinois.
Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner told a Carterville TV station it happened early Saturday at the Gathering of the Juggalos. That’s a weekend festival based around the band Insane Clown Posse and other groups from Psychopathic Records.
Reality TV star Tila Tequila said she wants to bankrupt organizers of the “Gathering of the Juggalos” festival where an angry crowded attacked her with rocks and bottles last weekend.
“I’m hoping this will be the last juggalos gathering that they will ever have,” Tequila said Monday in an interview with E-Online.
Her lawyer is preparing to sue the festival, which is organized for fans of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. Festival organizers did not respond to CNN requests for a response. This was the event’s 11th year, the fourth in rural Hardin County, Illinois.
Cuts on the Playboy model and singer’s face required stitches. And her body is covered with bruises, she said.
An angry crowd pelted Tequila with rocks, bottles and human excrement as she performed early Saturday, she said.
“If you just look at these people, or monsters, whatever they are, they looked very angry and violent,” Tequila said.
Video obtained by CNN showed Tequila standing her ground on stage for several minutes, continuing to perform her songs while several bodyguards tried to protect her.
“I’m not going anywhere,” she shouted back.
The assault subsided briefly when comedian Tom Green, who had performed earlier, diverted the crowd’s attention with a dance.
After Green left the stage, a large rock soared from the crowd, striking Tequila’s face. Blood streamed down her cheek.
Green described a mob of hundreds chasing Tequila from the stage and surrounding a trailer where she sought refuge. They rocked the trailer and smashed its windows, he said.
Tequila eventually escaped, but only after windows in her sports utility vehicle were smashed, according to the local sheriff.
The fans are mostly young people who sometimes wear clown make up and are referred to as juggalos and juggalettes.