Christina Milian's pet pooch has cost her $55,000 after she was forced to settle a lawsuit over allegations her dog brutally attacked an elderly neighbor in 2008. Leo Skolion, 81, sued the "Dip It Low" star in January 2010, two years after alleging she had let one of her pets escape her property, leaving the dog to run wild and take "a huge chunk" out of the back of his arm. He received 19 stitches to treat the wound.
In legal papers, Skolion claimed Milian was guilty of negligence and it was her fault he had been left with "severe personal injuries". He named Milian, her mother and her sister in the lawsuit and sought undisclosed damages.
The R&B hitmaker settled the dispute with her neighbour last week, handing Skolion $55,000 to put an end to the matter, according to TMZ.com.