Cesar Millan's Pit Bull Allegedly Attacked, Killed Queen Latifah's Dog

By Hayden Brooks

September 10, 2021

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Cesar Millan is in the middle of a tense lawsuit over his pit bull, who allegedly bit a gymnast and killed Queen Latifah's dog.

As per court documents obtained by TMZ, Millan's dog, Junior, who has a history of extreme violence, murdered Latifah's dog and then Millan tried to cover it up. This is all according to former "star gymnast" Lidia Matiss, who claimed that in 2017, she went to visit her mother's building in Van Nuys, California, which happened to be a building that Millan owned, and the canine attacked her and repeatedly bit her on the leg. She was transported to the ER, where her injuries were deemed severe. Matiss said that she was performing at a Level 10, the highest level in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Programs, and was forced to stop competing due to the pain she endured because of the attack.

As per the lawsuit, Millan knew that Junior had a history of violence and let the dog roam free. In addition to her attack, she claimed that the dog has attacked several people and mauled other dogs, including one owned by Latifah. As the story goes, Latifah brought two of her dogs to Cesar's Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California, where Junior mauled one of her dogs to death. Lidia went as far as claiming that Millan covered it up by telling his staff to tell the star her dog was hit and killed by a car.

Cesar filed an answer to the lawsuit, claiming that Matiss assumed the risk of being bitten because she knew of the danger. Lidia claimed that the attack has left her impaired, wounded, disfigured and with physical and emotional pain. She's suing for unspecified damages.

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