January 09, 2006 03:01:59 GMT
The veterinarian who took care of Michael Jackson`s animals at the pop star`s California Neverland Valley Ranch is suing for $91,602 in unpaid bills
Has been pleaded not guilty to the child molestation charge doesn't mean everything is over. Instead, the case that once seized worldwide attention has brought Michael Jackson to another legal wrangling.
The King of Pop is sued by Martin Dinnes, owner of Dinnes Memorial Veterinary Hospital, for $91,602 in unpaid bills. The veterinarian claimed Jacko owes that amount to him as payment for helping him obtain many of his exotic pets at his Neverland ranch while he was being acquitted of child molestation charges last June.
Dinnes continues to treat the animals regularly, so said his attorney, Brenton Horner, while adding "He filed this (lawsuit) with great reluctance. He has a lot of admiration for Michael. This is just a business matter." Thus, a hearing was set for May 2.