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Report: ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan Settles Lawsuit With Accuser Who Claimed His Pit Bull Mauled Her, Killed Queen Latifah’s Dog

One of the best dog trainers in the business, Cesar Millan, is off the hook after reportedly resolving a lawsuit by a woman accusing him of allowing one of his dogs to maul her, a claim that included the accusation that same pit bull killed a dog owned by Queen Latifah and had staffer cover up what really happened.

Queen Latifah attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)/Cesar Millan (https://www.cesarsway.com/)

Female gymnast Lida Matiss filed a lawsuit against the famous dog trainer after she was viciously attacked by his dog in 2017.

A rep for Millian called Matiss’ recollection of the incident a “blatant lie.” He accused her of being negligent and returning to the property after the matter took place. Court documents obtained by RadarOnline reveal Matiss and Millan reached a settlement agreement. Terms of the settlement have not been revealed.

In the lawsuit, Matiss mentioned encountering Millan‘s pit bull, Junior, while she was visiting her mom’s office building in 2017; the Van Nuys, Calfornia, building is owned by Millan. According to Matiss, Junior was wandering around without a leash and unsupervised.

In her lawsuit, Matiss claimed not only did the dog attack her but also attacked and killed a dog owned by celebrity Queen Latifah. Matiss claimed the famed trainer tried to cover up the dog’s death.

After Junior allegedly attacked and repeatedly bit on Matiss’ legs and left calf, the rising gymnast was taken to the hospital and treated for severe injuries. She claimed she could no longer compete due to the pain she endured despite performing in at the highest ranking level in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Programs.

Matiss made other allegations in court, alleging the “Dog Whisperer” star covered up the death of Queen Latifah’s dog, as proof of Junior’s violent history. According to the outlet, the actress reportedly bought two of her dogs to Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita for treatment. Matiss also claims Latifah’s dog was mauled to death and explained how Millan instructed his staff to tell her the dog was hit by a car instead. Millian denied all of her allegation and pushed to have the case dismissed entirely.

Queen Latifah’s camp did not respond to media requests for comment.

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