Singer Marc Anthony is feeling the heat from his wife’s federal suit that claims their guard dog attacked a flight attendant on a private jet.
Lopez had been facing the personal injuries suit alone when it was filed last June in Brooklyn Federal Court, but Anthony is being added as a defendant after J.Lo’s lawyer said he was the owner of the German shepherd guard dog, according to Manhattan lawyer William Cafaro, who represents flight attendant Lisa Wilson.
Wilson is asking for $5 million in damages from Lopez and her company, Nuyorican Productions, and will be amended this week to include Anthony as a defendant.
Court papers cite that Lopez warned Wilson, 40, how to behave around the dog. An hour into the flight, Floyd lunged at Wilson as she walked past, “attacking her and biting her pant leg.” She fell, suffered a serious back injury and has been unable to work.
Anthony and the dog, Floyd, accompanied Lopez on a private flight from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, L.I., to Burbank, Calif., on July 3, 2006.
Cafaro contends the dog’s owners had a duty to put a muzzle or leash on Floyd, and to warn his client “to stay completely away from the dog.”