Chris Brown says the housekeeper who claims one of his dogs viciously mauled her sister at his Los Angeles home has no standing to sue because she only heard the dog barking and her sister screaming – she didnt actually witness the alleged attack. In a new court filing obtained by Rolling Stone Brown and his lawyer asked a judge to reject the womans civil lawsuit which was filed last year. They call her a remote bystander who has no standing to sue.
Patricia Avila claims in her lawsuit that she and her sister were working as housekeepers in the R&B stars Tarzana home on Dec. 12 2020 when her sister stepped outside to empty a vacuum and was attacked. Avila claims she heard the dog growling and barking and her sister shrieking in pain. The very big dog was identified in the lawsuit as a Caucasian Shepherd Ovcharka
Chris Brown Drake Fire Back at Egotistical Claim in No Guidance Copyright Lawsuit Chris Brown Rape Accuser Loses Lawyers After Texts Found on Phone The screams were so bad that it caused plaintiff to immediately run outside where she found her sister covered in blood while she was screaming and crying for help the complaint states. Avila claims she genuinely believed her sister Maria Avila might die. Plaintiff could observe that the dog had viciously attacked Marias face around her eye there was about three to four inches of skin missing from Marias left arm and that the dog had violently bitten into Marias leg her complaint states.
Avila is suing Brown for premises liability negligent infliction of emotional distress and negligence. She alleges that since the day of the harrowing attack she has suffered emotional distress including but not limited to posttraumatic stress disorder insomnia weight loss loss of appetite intentional complications severe anxiety depressions fear extreme sadness for her sister and panic attacks. In his request for a demurrer filed Wednesday Brown says Patricia Avila was a remote bystander who was not present when her sister was allegedly injured so she has no standing to sue as witness bystander.
Browns filing continues Plaintiff was working inside the house and was not present when her sister allegedly was injured in the backyard. She only heard the dog barking and her sister screaming. She then ran outside to perceive her injured sister. Since plaintiff was not present and did not see the dog allegedly attack and injure her sister plaintiff has no claim.
Browns lawyer further argues that because the housekeeper worked at his property with her sister twice a week for a rate of $600 per day she was an employee whose remedies are limited to workers compensation. A hearing on the demurrer has been set for April 22. Avilas lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling Stone.