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Steven Seagal

Legal Threats Over Deadly

COCKFIGHT RAID

8/30/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The blood of a dead puppy is on Steven Seagal's hands ... this according to an Arizona man who claims the actor participated in a deadly police raid on his home back in March that was taped for a reality show.

Seagal, along with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been served with an official notice of claim from Jesus Sanchez Llovera -- who contends Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department performed an "unfounded" raid on his home because they believed Jesus was operating an illegal cockfighting farm.  Jesus denies the allegation -- insisting he only raises the roosters "for show."

Jesus claims Seagal arrived to his home on March 9 with a TANK -- and rammed into a gate on his property. Seagal was backed up by an MCSO Tactical Operations Unit -- armed in full riot gear -- which stormed the house. The entire incident was captured by a camera crew taping for Seagal's reality show, "Steven Seagal Lawman."

Jesus claims his 11-month old puppy was shot and killed during the raid -- and his home sustained "substantial damage." He also claims the cops killed more than 100 roosters that belonged to him.

The notice of claim is the first step towards a lawsuit -- and Jesus' lawyer tells us his client is demanding $100,000 for the damage and he wants Seagal to issue a "formal written apology" to his children "for the death of their 11-month old puppy, a beloved family pet."

We called both Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department for comment -- so far, no response.

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121.

PeteDragon    

Too bad the Jesus mutt wasn't "Hard To Kill"!!

1098 days ago
122.

pennycalvert    

Get over it!!!!!!!!!!! its your own fault.you shouldnt have been breaking the law. and its alwful to think that you would even consider sueing the man. stupid people like this is whats wasting tax payers money.i hope he doesnt get a dime.

1098 days ago
123.

donald kouol    

lets nail that JESUS

LET'S NAIL THAT JESUS !!!!

1098 days ago
124.

Dale    

yeah, raised em to show.. and im sure he has proof of showing them right? at the mr universe chicken contest?

1098 days ago
125.

jim    

Segal is a joke. He is a coward and a fake.

1098 days ago
126.

jim    

This fat **** is the biggest fake ever. Runs his mouth and then waddles for cover. Claims to have fought the Yakuza.....claims Van Dam isn't a legit fighter, but backs down from a fight with him......sexually harasses his female employees, as if he could get it up anyway!

1098 days ago
127.

Johnny B    

GO SEAGAL!

You people who are criticizing him are morons!

This guy is raising roosters for ****fights, and maybe having fights even. Yah for show" come on.

The law (and lawyers, who most of them are S***) has gotten way off track when criminals can sue law enforcement that has just cause like in this case.

And like the other guy said, what kind of dog was it? A pitbull? Come on!

Now killing the roosters I don't know about that, that's debateable.

But overall, this guy looks very guilty!

1098 days ago
128.

Timber II    

Seagal and Vick should team up for a new show. Since neither one has apologized for what has happened to the dogs.

1098 days ago
129.

Gasper Philllup     

Who is Steven Seagal, and what movies was he in?

1098 days ago
130.

TW Lewis    

A police/sheriff tactical operations unit does not wear "riot gear". Field officers tasked with riot control or civil unrest inicdents wear "riot gear". Your use of key words to inflame or prejudice your story takes away from its legitamacy. If your going to report, get facts and keep them accurate or leave them out if you want credibility. LAPD ret.

1098 days ago
131.

Jude    

Are a majority of you commenters legally retarded or something? I mean, even if this guy WAS raising them for fighting, why did they need a SWAT team and an armored vehicle? None of this was necessary.

1098 days ago
132.

Bob_____    

__A Mex. said he just had the Chickens for fun & games & his fam. just showed them ___Ya ! You can take that to the BANK _Fight-ing Chickens __Cause he LOVED THEM ______
____________Wow !!!!!!!

1098 days ago
133.

Drew    

Hopefully this was kenny powers/"steve" little midget ****fighting partner that betrayed him after Red the rooster died in battle. He really hurt kenny with that sideways betrayal. R.i.p. Red.

1098 days ago
134.

Bubba in SF    

Show roosters? Jesus raises fighting *****. You just can't make this stuff up. ZZ Top - Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.

1098 days ago
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Bubba in SF    

I was mistaken- the roosters were pets. 100 of them. Jesus must have a lot of kids.

1098 days ago
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