Actor Steven Seagal is being sued by a man for allegedly killing a puppy after he raided his Arizona home to hunt down an illegal cockfighting ring.
Jesus Llovera wants $100,000 and a written apology from the actor. The March raid was part of an episode of his A&E reality show “Steven Seagal: Lawman.” Liovera stated that Steven arrived in a tank, and the police were in riot gear.
The Maricopa County Sheriff Department believed that Llovera was running an illegal cockfighting ring, while he admits that he breeds the roosters for the show.
One hundred roosters were reportedly killed during the Seagal raid as well.
Llovera wants the written apology for his children over the death of the beloved 11 month-old family pet dog that was shot by deputies during the raid. Along with Seagal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is also named in the suit. The sheriff’s office said the cockfighting case is pending, but maintained the raid was a legitimate law enforcement action.
A 7th-Dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. After a long movie career, Steven began working with A&E as a reserve deputy on the “Lawman” show which started in December of 2009. It has one of the most watched shows on the television network.