A “DOG whisperer” is in hot water after his pit bull allegedly attacked a “star gymnast” and killed a celebrity’s pooch, reports claim.
Dog trainer Cesar Millan is widely known for his Emmy-nominated television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.
Dog trainer Cesar Millan[/caption]
Who is Cesar Millan?
Millan is a Mexican-American dog trainer with over 25 years of canine experience.
Millan, 52, is a New York Times best-selling author and has his own line of dog products and instructional DVDs.
Before The Dog Whisperer series, Millan focused on rehabilitating severely aggressive dogs and founded the Dog Psychology Center in South Los Angeles.
With the success of his California location] Millan opened an East Coast clinic at the Country Inn Pet Resort in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale.
Millan’s first three books all became New York Times bestsellers and have cumulatively sold two million copies in the United States.
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What is dog trainer Cesar Millan’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Millan’s fortune reportedly stands at $25million.
The 52-year-old was born in rural Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
What are the allegations against Millan?
Accoridng to TMZ, Millan’s pit bull, “Junior,” allegedly attacked a former “star gymnast” in 2017, leaving her unable to compete in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Programs.
The athlete, Lidia Matiss, also claims the dog mauled Queen Latifah’s pooch to death – and that Millan tried to cover it up, per the outlet.
Matiss alleged that the dog attacked her in 2017 when she was visiting her mom, who worked for the TV star, at a Los Angeles office building he owned, TMZ reported
Matiss, who was then performing at the highest level in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Programs, encountered the dog roaming the hallway without a leash and was repeatedly bitten on her legs, her suit alleged.
Matiss claims she went to the emergency room, and it became apparent her injures were severe.
Star gymnast Lidia Matiss claims Cesar Millan’s pit bull, ‘Junior’ (not photographed above), allegedly attacked her in 2017, bitting her in the leg several times[/caption]
Matiss – who performed at a Level 10, the highest level in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Programs – said the University of Pennsylvania was actively recruiting her, but everything changed with the dog bite.
She claimed she could no longer compete due to the extreme pain she was enduring.
The filing also claims that Junior had a history of attacking people and pooches.
After bringing two pups to Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California, the dog allegedly killed one of Queen Latifah’s pooches.
Millan then allegedly told his staff to lie and tell the rapper that her dog was hit and killed by a car, according to the suit obtained by TMZ.
However, Millan claimed Matiss had assumed the risk of being bitten because she knew the dog was dangerous, the outlet reported citing court documents he filed in response to the lawsuit.
Court records show the suit was filed in January 2021, and both Millan and Matiss have moved to bring the matter to trial.
Millan did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Sun.
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