L.A., US: According to a recently filed complaint, a pit bull originally owned by canine trainer Cesar Millan attacked one of Queen Latifah’s pets to death, and the reality TV personality attempted to cover up the crime by telling his employees to tell the actress that her dog was run over by a car.
According to TMZ, the claimed incident is one of the more stunning discoveries in a lawsuit filed in California against the “Dog Whisperer” celebrity by a former gymnast who alleges the same dog attacked her in 2017 and wrecked her career.
Lidia Matiss has accused Millan of negligence and fraud in connection with a series of dog aggression and is seeking compensation to “punish and/or make an example of” the famed trainer.
According to TMZ, Millan’s dog named Junior had a history of violence but was never permitted to move freely around Millan’s workplace in LA. Matiss claims she was visiting her mother who worked for Millan in the building four years ago when the dog allegedly attacked her.
According to TMZ, Matiss, who previously competed in USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics programs, has been unable to engage in gymnastics since the dog attacked her legs, leaving her with significant injuries, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, humiliation, and more.
According to the lawsuit, the dog displayed a record of hostility, including an incident involving Queen Latifah, who took her two canines to Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California, for training. Junior attacked one of the dogs to death, according to Matiss, and then made up a narrative that the actor’s beloved pet had been hit and killed by a passing automobile.
Latifah has never filed a lawsuit against Millan, and she has never publicly claimed responsibility for the purported incident. Millan’s lawyers claim in a formal response to Matiss’ accusations that he was not responsible for the attack because the plaintiff was aware of the danger and assumed the risk of getting bitten, according to TMZ.
In 2017, a Florida nurse claimed she was attacked by a pit bull trained by Millan and sustained serious injuries.
Junior has died at age of 15 in July. There is a biography shared on Millan’s website that says that Junior was a calm, confident, and very well-traveled dog.