Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan poses with his pit bull Junior after his performance at Route 66 Casinos Legends Theater on April 11, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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By Tessa Berenson
February 5, 2015

Cesar Millan, star of the television show The Dog Whisperer, has found himself at the center of canine controversy after being sued by a woman who claims she was attacked by a pit bull prematurely released from his training facility.

Alison Bitney says the dog inflicted “disfiguring open wounds, deep muscle and tendon lacerations” and bone fractures in the September incident, according to the LA Times. She is seeking punitive damages.

Jen Woodard, the director of Millan’s Dog Psychology Center, said in a statement that Millan had never had contact with the animal. Since the attack, the pit bull has been returned to the center and placed in quarantine.

[LA Times]

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