TV personalities Kristin Cavallari and NFL player Jay Cutler are both facing a lawsuit involving one of their dogs. A cable and satellite installer has decided to sue the couple after he was allegedly bitten by one of their German Shepherd dogs.
The complaint was filed by Nathan Beam, an Alabama resident, on Tuesday, April 13th. Beam requested the couple to compensate him of up to $500,000 for his medical expenses, pain, emotional distress, and more.
The victim claimed that the incident occurred in June 2020, when he was assigned for an installation at a house based in Franklin, TN. The house was recently purchased by Next Chapter, LLC in May 2020, making them the third defendant in the lawsuit. Prior to the incident, the couple announced that they were getting a divorce, which led them to sell the property.
As detailed in the complaint, the installer noticed that neither of the two dogs was restrained or placed in an enclosed area. Beam argued that this was part of his installation agreement. He also claimed he was not warned about the alleged “dangerous” behavior of either dog.
Beam detailed that when he was leaving the property, he encountered one of the dogs as he walked to his truck. The dog stood in front of the driver’s side door of his truck to block him from entering. When Beam picked something up from the ground, he felt the dog’s “mouth and teeth clamped down” on his left thumb and fingernail. He said that the dog “would not let go for several seconds.”
Beam also claims that he never “enticed, disturbed, alarmed, harassed, or otherwise provoked the dog.”
The lawsuit shares that Beam believes the dog is named “Kona.”
At the time of the incident, neither of the couples was at the house. Beam informed one of Cavallari’s assistants about the alleged attack, where he was given a paper towel. He was also told to immediately leave the property.
The lawsuit shared that “Cavallari and Cutler should be held liable regardless of whether the dogs had shown any dangerous propensities.”
On social media, Cavallari referred to her dogs with the hashtags “#TrainedKiller” and “#DontMessWithThisCrew”. Beam’s lawyer also noted that the TV star referred to one of her dogs as a “Beast.”
The incident has caused Beam physical pain, mental suffering, visible disfigurement, medical bills, lost wages, scarring, and permanent impairment and disability, among other injuries. He requested for a jury of six to handle the case.
The TV star’s camp has declined to comment.