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Rick Ross Accused in Gruesome Doggy Death

6/29/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The blood of an adorable 3-year-old Yorkie named Banks is on Rick Ross' hands ... according to a lawsuit filed against the rapper.

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Banks' owner is suing Ross -- claiming 3 pit bulls escaped from Rick's mansion in Atlanta back in April ... entered her property and ferociously attacked her tiny pet Yorkshire Terrier.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the yorkie suffered "3 large bite wounds on his back " along with a "very large bite wound" around his neck.

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Cops were called to the scene -- and officials managed to free Banks ... but his wounds were so extreme, that the owner had no choice but to euthanize her beloved companion.

Investigators eventually cited Ross for the incident -- but the owner wasn't satisfied so she filed suit, demanding Ross fork over $15,000 in damages and court costs.

We're told the owner is especially upset because Ross has NOT apologized for the incident.

Calls and emails to Rick's camp have not been returned.

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76.

Fan    

S***. Rick Ross will rot in hell.

1176 days ago
77.

Liz_F    

First off to the person complaining about white people using the word ghetto. Give me a break. If you are that sensitive you shouldn't be reading TMZ. Anyways, I'm tired of hearing about animals being attacked by aggressive dogs due to the negligence of their owners. There is no excuse. And for the record, I work in the GHETTO (the D to be exact) and on every other corner there is an African American male walking 2-3 pit bulls. So yeah, that's ghetto.

1176 days ago
78.

Jenny    

Cue the "bad pit bull" owner comments. Again, pit bulls are dangerous and a huge liability to their owners. Cannot understand why anyone would own one.

1176 days ago
79.

mommy    

people like this don't apologize. his mama should apologize to all of us!

1176 days ago
80.

Katie    

What a POS...this poor lady just lost her precious pet due to a brutal attack by this guy's dogs and he can't even APOLOGIZE?? I hope she gets every dime she's suing him for.

1176 days ago
81.

Katie    

@ Kevin - you wrote "But he's a fat pig so why don't we just kill him off to teach a lesson? Seriously people, start taking care of yourselves, fat people are disgusting and there seem to be more and more of you every day. It's not that hard to take care of yourself."

What?? Are you serious?? This guy's animals just killed a woman's pet and all you have to contribute is a rant against fat people?? Where the hell did that even come from? It's not even relevant to the post. The rapper's weight has nothing to do with him being a sh*tty dog owner and person for not even apologizing. Take your hatred elsewhere. What you said is no better than going off on people based on sexual orientation or race. SMH.

1176 days ago
82.

jamie1981    

To timbo1963 no the correct thing is not to euthanize pit bulls,ppeople that are going to have and own a pit bull or multi pit bulls they need to be educated on the breed,alot of these rap stars and celebs are getting them for wrong reasons. I am a huge fan of pit bulls and have owned many and i couldnt of asked for a better dog,they are great with children and other pets. It makes me so mad to hear people say oh pit bulls are so dangerous and should be put down no the owners should be put down....

1176 days ago
83.

joyce richardson    

YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST FOOLS ALL THIS RAGE ABOUT RICK ROSS WHERE IS YOUR RAGE ABOUT THE CRAZY WHITE MAN THAT WAS TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH HIS PITT BULL THAT WAS IN THE NEWS ON 6/28/11 YOU ONLY SEEM TO GET IN A RAGE WHEN ANIMALS ARE MISTREATD BY BLACK PEOPLE WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY LEARN THIS BEHAVOIR FROM FROM ITDIOTS LIKE YOU.GROW UP WHEN THE LAWS BEGAN TO WORK REGARDLESS OF COLOR THESE KIND OF THINGS WILL NOT HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE WHITE THE LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU NOR DOES THE RAGE THAT PEOPLE HAVE WHEN THIS KIND OF THING HAPPEN

1176 days ago
84.

Bosch    

cutitout 4 hours ago Attention White People:

Calling something "Ghetto" is kind of offensive when comming out of your mouth, it's just a step or two beneath the "N-Word" It does not sound right comming out of your mouth or keyboard either.Its not "racist" per se but it does not feel kosher, epecially paired with a bunch of meant-to-be negative stereotypes. Do better.

^^

However with Rick Ross and his image its exactly what he wants. He wants you to think he is a bad ass gangster with his pit bulls and such.. So he opened the door to be looked at as Ghetto..

You are offended at the person calling Rick ghetto, how about being offended at Rick for making being ghetto and gangster fashion and popular? And something to strive for?

And Rick is at fault for letting his dogs any dogs get out and do damage, and the dumbass that he is a simple "I'm sorry" would go a long way to fix the damage done by his untrained dogs that he is probably never around to actually have any interaction with. They are in this case probably just a fashion accessory, like his shoes or jewerly..

1176 days ago
85.

melly365    

First of all PitBulls are great animals. i own 3 of them and they are family dogs. i take them to the park and my oldest doesnt even have to be on a chain when he is in our yard. So I believe the owner (Rick Ross) should be held responsible and that the poor dogs! PittBulls are given bad names when they really shouldnt. I wouldnt have any other dog! I feel bad for the lady and her ppuppy but he should atleast apologize. Guess when you have money you feel like you dont owe an apology. Karma is a B*tch Rick!! Hope you dont end up a Corrections Officer again.

1176 days ago
86.

JK    

She should sue for a lot more than $15k. What a douche.

1176 days ago
87.

John    

I call Pit Bull's hellhounds. They're possessed.

1176 days ago
88.

cc    

$15k? I would ******* so this fat ******* for $7 million!!

1176 days ago
89.

clarence brown    

15,000 for a dog please..

1176 days ago
90.

Ro    

What a f*cking bastard!!!!!!! I hope all his dogs die for this and he gets charged for it! I have two 6lbs yorkies that are like my kids (since I cannot have any) and they are my whole world. I feel for this owner and Banks. Rick needs to pay for it and lose his dogs in the process. Any dog is capable for this, not just pits, but still, these dogs need to be put down so this doesn't happen again. Rick - you suck!

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