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'Batman' Producer Sued

For Abandoning His Dogs

1/12/2012 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Peters
Jon Peters
-- the bigshot Hollywood producer behind the Michael Keaton "Batman" flicks, "Flashdance," "Rainman," "The Color Purple," "Caddyshack," and many other huge movies, -- is THE WORST DOG OWNER EVER ... this according to a new lawsuit.

Peters has been accused of abandoning two dogs he left at a Burbank dog kennel back in 2010 ... and blowing off the MASSIVE bill he racked up in the process.

According to the lawsuit, Peters' ex-wife took his two doggies -- an Akita named Bear and a Doberman Pinscher named Beau -- to the California K-9 Academy in June 2010. Peters needed to board the pooches because he was moving to a new home.

K-9 claims Peters fell off the radar ... hardly ever checking in on the animals. After more than 200 days, K-9 claims Peters finally sent his assistant to pick up Bear.

But Beau wasn't so lucky.

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K-9 claims the Pinscher spent more than 365 days in the kennel ... and finally the kennel asked Peters for permission to sell the dog ... and the absentee dogfather signed off.

Even though the dogs are out of K-9's possession -- the kennel claims there's still some unfinished business -- more than $25,000 in unpaid bills for training, boarding, vet care, etc., which is the basis of the lawsuit.

Peters' lawyer tells TMZ ... the lawsuit is bogus, adding, "Mr. Peters has an established history of caring for animals and specifically took legal action to protect the animals involved in this matter."  The lawyer says he'll fight the lawsuit.

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helen    

Maybe he was afraid the dogs would be attacked by a giant spider and so he sent them for a bit of extra training just to make sure they become the fiercest K-9s in the animal kingdom???? I know Kevin Smith rambles (on and on) but this one describing his experience crossing paths with John Peters is worth a listen...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk

830 days ago
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Ty    

25 grand. people live on much less through a year and this is just for dogs. sick. Just as this douchbag Peter is sick. How can his lawyer even defend such a straighforward case of neglect. Rats.

830 days ago
3.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

Throw this creep into a crowd of dog-lovers and watch the fun begin. I hope he comes back in his next life as a roach with a can of Raid chasing him. Karma is a B*tch.

830 days ago
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Susan62509    

Anyone who "cares" for an animal does NOT leave them at a kennel for a year unless they constantly visit them. Caring for an animal and loving your pet(s) are two completely different things.

830 days ago
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Truth    

WHAT A DOUCHE BAG... $25K TO PETERS IS LIKE 25 BUCKS TO EVERYONE ELSE. JUST PAY THE DAMN BILL. THE IDIOT SPENDS MORE ON LAWYERS FEES THAN THE SUIT ITSELF. #TRUTH!!

830 days ago
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New Orleans    

As if he wasn't already the most disgusting man on earth...

830 days ago
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little aussie reader    

365 days in a kennel is "an established history of caring for animals"?


Really?


When I have to go away and leave my pets in a cattery/doggery I ring every day to make sure they are ok (call me a helicopter mum, my furbabies are deeply loved family members).


I would never "sign off" on one of my furbabies.


This guy may be a big time producer but he spits in the eye of the unconditional love of a furry family member.


For shame, Jon Peters, for shame.

830 days ago
8.

JJ    

PROO****AIN THAT ONLY IN AMERICA!!

He was a hair dresser , married Babs and now look at him!

Just amazing what a hair dresser can do; where's his Reality Show?

830 days ago
9.

Kaffee    

Believe it or not, a lifetime ago, people did not lie as EASILY as they do now and get away with it. Sickening. And no one seems to call these liars out.

830 days ago
10.

There's a problem here    

Separated at birth from Bernie Madoff

830 days ago
11.

john    

ANYONE/EVERYONE who has had the displeasure of meeting Jon Peters(and unfortunately I did on many occasions), knows that he is the BIGGEST douche-bag in the universe......and now he is married???? Everyone, meet Mrs. douche-bag.

830 days ago
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Mary P    

This guy is a douche, yes. But this kennel is no better. They stopped hearing from him altogether? They saw dollar signs and kept the dogs in this kennel. If they were sooooo concerned, they wouldn't have kept him in a kennel for a YEAR, without a family. IMO, they are just at fault for these dogs. To boot, they are claiming the care of the dog ran $500 a week and kept the tab open for a whole year?

830 days ago
13.

stu    

wasn't he married to Barbra Streisand?

830 days ago
14.

HamptonsHarry    

What a prick! I hate people who mistreat animals. I know people who just leave their dogs in kennels all day barely taking them for walks or interacting with them. Don't get a dog if you are just going to ignore it. I also hate people who blow off their dog who they LOVED SO MUCH until they had kids. ********s!

830 days ago
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SLH    

what an evil arse-hole ... look at his creepy close-set eyes. hope he croaks of neglect

830 days ago
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