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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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16.

HamptonsHarry    

Karma is a bitch dude. You will get yours.

925 days ago
17.

Genia    

DISGUSTING........To leave your dogs for that long in the first place, and then to only come pick-up ONE!!!!! How do you just come pick up one of your dogs. Looking into both my dogs faces right now, I can't ever imagine picking up one and not the other.

925 days ago
18.

Sherms    

Absolutely terrible

925 days ago
19.

Jillian    

Peters is a notorious as*hole. If I saw this guy on the street I'd spit in his overly botoxed face.

925 days ago
20.

Joe Aring    

HOLD THE PHONE PEOPLE! If his Ex Wife brought the dogs in wouldn't she be on the hook for the bill and not Jon?

925 days ago
21.

Julies    

You can tell a lot about a man from how he treats his pets. Kennels are not a happy place for animals, especially after a few days. Clearly, he has no regard for their emotional needs. Worst in show for this production starring Jon Peters.

924 days ago
22.

lisa    

Sell the dog? The kennel could have given the dog to a rescue organization. They sound no better than him.

924 days ago
23.

Sammy    

Isn't this guy the douche bag turd hairdresser who humped Barbra Streisand? She set this guy up as a "producer". What a sack of crap this guy is.

924 days ago
24.

nyc44th    

Jon Peters a pompous Hollywood type? No WAY!!

924 days ago
25.

Rachel    

This DOES NOT make him the worst dog owner ever. At least he left them in the care of ppl who actually care for dogs. WORST DOG OWNERS EVER are ones that physically abuse their dogs or raise oes to be crushed for $exual fetishes. No?

924 days ago
26.

Woot    

Well, that's all it takes to put this retarded freak on my **** list. What a total selfish loser.

924 days ago
27.

Anthony    

Sounds like both sides are full of it. Jon Peters is a piece of crap who abandoned his dogs. And this must be one ignorant kennel to just hold 2 dogs in good faith for about a YEAR...

924 days ago
28.

j bruce    

what a total looser.I will boycot all his films from no on.I don't support animal abusers. How dare him for being so calus and totaly uncareing.

922 days ago
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