I am so not invested in this Tessa and her sister storyline. Tessa is a liar. She has lied and thieved since she first appeared.
Her attack was so obviously staged. It's the same thing as when she was on the phone with Mariah. She phoned Mariah and conveniently gets attacked at that very moment. And again she phoned Sharon to tell her she's going to clean the espresso machine, when she didn't even know how to do it. And she conveniently gets attacked then too!
I'm a nurse and looking at her contusions they were not minutes old. They were days old. And the fact that Nate didn't notice that makes me wonder where he got his medical degree. Anyone can make themselves bruised. Bang into furniture; throw yourself against a table. Heck, pay someone to punch you a couple of times.
And then she conveniently erases the security tape. She did that to prevent anyone from seeing that there was Zero evidence of an attack!
The woman is a con!