Lara Morena's bruised eye serves as a grim testament to the Nov. 10 assault. Photo: Alex Datu

Lara Morena accuses ex-boyfriend Tonio Quiazon of assault and battery. She reveals her bruised face on national television last November 12 in her interview for ABS-CBN showbiz talk show The Buzz.

"'Yong windshield ko ang talagang pinuntirya niya," says the sexy star of the Viva Hot Men Batch 1 member's alleged harassment that happened in a gas station in Timog, Quezon City prior to the beating. "Noong sumakay siya sa hood talagang kailangan kong mag-reverse para mahulog siya. Isang suntok na lang [niya], mababasag na ‘yong salamin.""I had to get pictures from my friend," recounts Lara of the incident that ensued at around 2 a.m. of November 10.

"Pagdating ko doon sa house [ng friend ko], sa condo, he [Tonio] was drunk nga. He was raising his voice. Pagtayo kong ganun, hinablot niya ‘yong kamay ko. Pagtayo ko, sabay sapok. Pinagsu-suntok niya ako. I lost count [of the number of times he hit me]. Madami ‘to, especially sa head ko talaga. Then he started kicking me naman sa may legs ko. Habang sinasaktan niya ako, ang sinasabi niya ‘Ang sarap mong patayin.' ‘Yong ginawa niyang pangyuyurak sa pagkatao ko, lahat ng masasamang salita na tinanggap ko sa kaniya, talagang hindi ko matatanggap. Hinding hindi ko siya mapapatawad."

In the couple's nine-month relationship that ended in September, the sexy star claims that this is not the first time he physically hurt her. "Lagi po talaga niyang pinupuntirya ‘yong mukha ko. Maraming beses po. Everytime po nagseselos or kapag may mga shows po ako."

She narrates another alleged incident of harrasment: "Three weeks ago, if I'm not mistaken, kami ng best friend kong si Michelle [na]sa Edsa. Bigla na lang siyang sumulpot sa likuran namin. Humarurot na ko. Ilang beses kaming ki-nut. So nanginginig ako. Tumatakbo ako ng mga 140 [kilometers per hour]."

"Never [ko na siyang babalikan]," declares Lara. "Over my dead body."