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Attorneys for Chris Brown Ask Court to Delay Trial In Multi-Million Dollar Battle with Ex-Housekeeper Over Alleged Dog Attack

Back in July 2021, Chris Brown was sued by his former housekeeper in connection with a dog attack at his home. The alleged incident took place at the singer’s mansion in Tarzana, Calif., on Dec. 12, 2020.

In the lawsuit filed by Patricia Avila, who, Brown hired, along with her sister, Maria Avila, to clean his home, Patricia claimed she had no knowledge there were “vicious, killer attack dogs” at the residence. According to Radar, she is seeking seeking $71 million for the emotional and mental distress she endured plus medical expenses for her sister, who she says was physically attacked by the dog. Other media outlets have not confirmed the amount of the lawsuit.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 26: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the ‘One of Them Ones Tour’ at The Kia Forum on August 26, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The outlet claims it has now learned Brown filed court documents to postpone the trial which was set to start next year on Jan. 3.

Why He Wants Delay

The 34-year-old singer asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to push the date back due to a lack of disclosure from the plaintiff. The musician said the plaintiff has yet to “identify, name or serve any of of the other defendants in the case including the dog breeder” or undergo medical examinations by an expert.

In her suit, Patricia alleges Maria was attacked by Hades, Brown’s Caucasian Ovcharka/Caucasian Shepherd, who was allowed to roam the property without a leash. She said this dog “viciously and brutally” attacked her sister. She also details the animal biting “savagely” into Maria’s face, arms and body, ripping off chunks of her skin.

Brown claims that Patricia did not witness the alleged attack, that she only heard her sister’s screams.

Patricia said Brown ordered security to remove the dog from the residence immediately. She also accused him of euthanizing the dog to hide evidence.

NBC News obtained records from Humboldt County about the dog identified as Hades, which states the dog was euthanized on Dec. 24, 2020 because it was aggressive and unsuitable for adoption after its owner surrendered it. NBC News also confirmed Hades was the dog involved in a Dec. 12 incident that resulted in “serious injuries.”

Brown’s Side

In response, Brown denied all of Patricia’s allegations and tells the story another way. He attempted to have the case thrown out after claiming the sister mistreated Hades, and “thereby provoked the attack.”

Brown, who is booked to headline a New Year’s Eve bash on the Las Vegas Strip at the Cromwell at Drai’s Nightclub, reputedly has a net worth of $50 million.

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