Clive Davis' 2005 Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Arrivals
by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Entertainment, Film/TV, Pop Culture.
Photo: PRPhotos

Steven Seagal is being sued for the death of a family’s dog killed during a raid for his new television show Steven Seagal:Lawman.

According to The Herald Sun, Jesus Sanchez Llovera is claiming that his 11-month old puppy was shot and killed during a raid of his Arzona home performed by Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD).

He stated that Seagal arrived in a tank and the police were in riot gear. The MCSD believed that Llovera was running an illegal cockfighting ring, while he claims that he breeds the roosters for “show.” One hundred roosters were reportedly killed during the raid as well.

Along with Seagal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is also named in Mr. Llovera’s claim, and he plans to sue both for the death of his dog and roosters. He is asking for $100,000 in damages as well as an apology in writing from Seagal to his children for “the death of their 11-month old puppy, a beloved family pet.” According to the Associated Press, Sheriff Arpaio has also been investigated by the Justice Department for a number of reasons including “alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and for having an English-only policy in his jails that discriminates against people with limited English skills.”

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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  • Randall E. Winn

    Seagal used to pretend to practice aikido. O-Sensei would not approve.

  • don_miguelo

    So, a puppy (11 months) AND 100 roosters died because of the police raid to stop alleged cock-fighting. The raid was headed by a Sheriff with a questionable history AND Steven Seagal in a tank, on tv.

    Ok I’m repeating all that because it’s almost too ludicrous to wrap my head around all at once. Normally I would be all for breaking up cock-fight breeders, but this “terrible pr disaster/kill what you are trying to save” approach has me yearning for a better animal care representative. Did Seagal, in a methodical flurry of pain, break these chickens’ necks, or were the officers just running them over in their mad dash to shoot a puppy?

    This would make for an amazing movie, if only it was a movie, and real animals hadn’t died to quench the obvious pissing contest that this travesty really seems to be.

    • herwin

      i am so with you, it is great they choose to raid a cock fighting scummy, but should upholding the law become such a tv spectacle ?
      Funny sidenote, i did think for a while that Stven was a veghead, but obviosuly he ain’t, because he did throw a BBQ party for all these police starring in this questionable TV soapie.
      Ironic, busting cockfighters and at night munching away on some chincken nuggets…

      • herwin

        oh, lbnl, i hope the cockfighter is kicked into jail.

  • http://msn mick kane

    In addtion, the tolally LAME excuse for a sheriff arpaio, and the FAT POSER seagal are absolutly DISCUSTING for their attempt for ratings for a retarded so-called tv show. Those 2 mentally deficiant losers should never ever have anyone that would ever support them,how can they live with themselves aftyer killing a family’s pet and 100, again 100, Roosters. Remember, that idiot sheriff has a badddd reputation. It seems he also enjoys any kind of attention from popular asses, i.e. K.B. for speeding and then he made K.B. an “FAKE DEPUTY”!!!!!!!!!!11 Both are total JERKS in my opinion. By the way, I’m from Maricopa County and am ashamed oh the loser of a sheriff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://facebook kathy beers

    he should be shot!!!!!!!

  • Mike Adamek

    Why on earth is Steven Seagal driving a frigin tank in Phoenix? This “show” is awful too, by the way. Ive seen it for a few minutes while flipping through the channels… I dont understand how Arpaio could allow this to happen! Put yourself in his shoes- Dumbass tv producer: ” So, Joe, we would like to have Mr Seagal man the tank for this operation. I really cant see anything bad happening”
    Dummy Joe: “I agree, I saw him driving tanks in movies, he should be able to handle it. And he is going into the Mexican neighborhood, right?”
    How does this guy continue to be elected?
    The family should be allowed to “adopt” Joe or Steven’s family pet. Also, why would they kill 100 roosters? It sounds like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Unbelievable story!
    Cops suck