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TMZ: Ex-NFL LB Shawne Merriman Sued for Wrongful Death of Kimberly Fattorini

The parents of deceased Playboy employee Kimberly Fattorini are suing former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, per TMZ Sports, claiming he drugged her prior to a fatal overdose in 2017.

The outlet reported Fattorini overdosed on a combination of alcohol, cocaine and GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) referred to as a "date rape" drug.

Fattorini's parents claimed Merriman showed up to a club promoter's house party their daughter attended "and was allegedly witnessed carrying a bottle with some sort of liquid inside."

Per the lawsuit, it is alleged Fattorini texted a club promoter, writing, "you friend just poor'd half G in my drink.