While filming his new reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman, Steven Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department raided a home in Laveen, Arizona on suspicion that the home owner was raising roosters for illegal cockfights. They found over 100 birds in cages and rather than rescuing them, killed every single one. The owner, Jesus Sanchez Llovera, alleges in a notice of claim that not only were the birds being raised for show, but that his puppy was shot and killed during the raid. He said Seagal arrived at his home in a tank, rammed in the gate to his property and did "substantial damage" both inside the home and around it. He's suing for $100,000 in damages and wants a formal written apology from Seagal to his children "for the death of their 11-month old puppy, a beloved family pet." A member of the Sheriff's Department denies that a puppy was shot, but does not deny the other damages, which are documented not only on video for Seagal's new series, but in photographs taken by Mr. Sanchez Llovera himself.

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  1. Germain on September 1, 2011 7:10 AM

    The show should be called "Steve Seagal: Loser" All this show accomplishes is Steven Seagal showing off.

  2. Steven on September 1, 2011 8:16 AM

    This guy needs to retire and fade away from the world. He's done enough damage to culture already.

  3. David on September 1, 2011 9:22 AM

    Aww, c'mon. Give Steven a break. He can't help it if he is as big as a whale and he still wants some limelight.

  4. Shawn L on September 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    I did watch his show and the guy is dumba$$ and a show off, I'm glad someone is going after him to bad its only $100,000 it should have been 10x that and cancel the show before he kills someone. What a dumba$$

  5. alyson gael on September 1, 2011 10:16 AM

    Ever since Seagal beat up his wife, I won't/can't watch him in anything! He claims to be Buddhist - HA! Go away Seagal - maybe to a high mountain and repent murdering innocent animals and beating women!

  6. Sydney on September 1, 2011 10:21 AM

    Prime example of the damage the male ego can do when combined with no brain cells! I hope the homeowner got pictures of them shooting the puppy! How horribly traumatic for his children! He's not only a dumba$$, he's an olympic class A$$!!!!

  7. Sydney on September 1, 2011 10:23 AM

    Hopefully, the Jury will award this homeowner 10x what he is asking for....

  8. Wha?? on September 1, 2011 10:29 AM

    Steven Segal is still alive???

  9. Corinne on September 1, 2011 10:37 AM

    Just when I thought I had enough of a reason to hate his dumb a$$ for being a wife beater. I can now add puppy killer to the list. What a d-bag!

  10. jjjones on September 1, 2011 11:02 AM

    Okay, so the homeowner was armed with a video camera and they felt the need to ram her house because of the roosters. What is wrong with this picture. Were there more serious crimes like child kidnapping or drug trafficing that they are not mentioning here. I am all for animal rights, but do you really ram someone's house with a tank type vehicle because they have roosters for cock fighting? REALLY? If the puppy story is true than I cry for both the puppy and the kids.

  11. jjjones on September 1, 2011 11:03 AM

    oops, didn't ram "her" house, I meant someting more generaic like "their"

  12. jas on September 1, 2011 11:09 AM

    ...kinda looks like a fatter /steriod GENE SIMMONS....another show that has come and should b/ GONZO!!

  13. christopher on September 1, 2011 12:02 PM

    A 11 month old puppy,no such thing.Almost full grown and ready to kill,since the owner was raising the birds for cockfights.

  14. Denis Roy on September 1, 2011 12:03 PM

    Steven is a smart man. He would not go destroy someones proerty simply for fun.The sheriffs had enough proof and probable cause to enter those grounds. Don't be too quick to judge. Let's hear both sides of the story. Keep up the good work Mr. Segal

  15. Bonnie on September 1, 2011 12:20 PM

    What are you ... nuts. what give him the right to kill all the animals onsite. Wow.... big man with guns and kill all the defenceless animals. How would you like to being lock up in the cage and get shoot up your A$$. What an @$$hole.

  16. Jax on September 1, 2011 12:33 PM

    What he and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department did was disgusting! I agree, the owner should be suing for a lot more than $100,000.

  17. shirley on September 1, 2011 12:48 PM

    The police should be sued as well. Good eye from everyone but Denis Roy.

  18. Vicki on September 1, 2011 12:51 PM

    Steven Seagall - he's my hero. Keep up the good work and I'll be watching the new series. Some of you writers - first learn how to type and spell correctly.
    Shame on you people. Get a hobby!!!!

  19. Jean on September 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    Somebody should run him over with his tank! What a loser he is! R.I.P. poor puppy.

  20. Mika on September 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    two words- puppy killers...

    need we say more???

  21. Germain on September 1, 2011 1:29 PM

    @ Vicki
    You say you'll be watching his show and you tell US to get a hobby?? Then I tell you to get a LIFE!!

  22. andrew on September 1, 2011 1:33 PM

    i think it is time for steven segal to retire and just sit on his a$$ and think about what he has done, maybe take up knitting or crocheting instead of driving tanks and killing animals.

  23. TheTruth on September 1, 2011 1:51 PM

    This article is so full of LOL. The picture of Seagal with his plastic surgery is so LOL too.

    I think the owner is probably telling the truth here, why else would he only sue for 100k, seems like he just wants payback for damages, and a written apology to make things right(or to sell on ebay for another 100k)

  24. Dr. Naoma Cummings on September 1, 2011 2:00 PM

    WELL FIRST OF ALL , YOU MUST NEVER BELIEVE ALL YOU HEAR AND READ.. MOST IS SENSATIONALISM AT ITS WORST, AND IF THERE WAS THAT KIND OF DAMAGE THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A REASON TO GO IN WITH ..SAID " GUNS BLAZING" BUT IN THE REAL WORLD WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF THE RESULTS... IF THIS IS TRUE THEN IT WILL COME OUT BUT LETS NOT HAVE MOB MENTALITY TO TRY TO PROVE A POINT.. OUR COUNTRY IS BASED ON THE PROSPECT OF INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

  25. Wendy on September 1, 2011 2:51 PM

    It is not true that an animal was shot......the cock-fighting birds were destroyed only....The man went for the training and is a full fledged Sherriff....He was doing his job......His former career has nothing to do with this one.

  26. Joan on September 1, 2011 2:52 PM

    Senseless killing of animals for our entertainment?? The show should be cancelled and Segal locked up for the rest of his sorry life!

  27. Debbie Magnin on September 1, 2011 3:03 PM

    I use to love Steven seagal now i could not be more disappointed what a let down this makes me sick

  28. C-Dub on September 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    Ok, probable cause aside, really a tank to ram down the door (sounds more like SWAT's job if a tank was required the guy must have been a hard core rooster raiser lol)? Killing 100 birds that were in cages? Elegedly killing a puppy? Did Segal ACTUALLY do this or the others that were storming the house? If it was actually Segal being completely at fault I'm sure they would have sued him personally for way more. Also, if they did shoot the roosters, that seems moronic. They were in cages!! Take them in their cages to farms that might require them-like farms where farmers or their farm hands are always waking up late to do their chores(lol)! Makes sense, non? Give some to Kentucky Fried Chicken if you have to. But to shoot them all? Waste of 100 bullets. It does seem excessive especially when they were there to arrest a guy, not kill the evidence.

    I think that would have been the call for SPCA or whatever is down there to make.

  29. Rimposh on September 1, 2011 4:15 PM

    He was a TERRIBLE actor in all of those B-action films he made, and he's even worse on this cheesy reality show - the textbook definition of a HAS-BEEN. Don't go away angry Steve - just go away!

  30. donnaanddavid on September 1, 2011 5:06 PM

    idiot !

  31. Monday on September 1, 2011 5:46 PM

    First, There are no public records, interviews or rumors that suggests that Seagal beat his wife or anyone else. ChaCha again!
    Mr. Sanchez Llovera, having found out who arrested him, an upstanding Public figure with over 1 Billion netted from his movies alone, not to mention his Dojo in Osaka is a major destination for any serious Martial Artist travelling abroad, realizes his only way out of a trip to jail sooner is to launch allegations that the Cocks were for something else other than illegal activities - sounds familiar to anyone arrested with half a pound of pot claiming it's personal use - is an insult to intelligences of every one who can read between the lines. Oh yah, his "B Movies" still fly off the shelves world-wide, as well as, inspire every shy kid, all kinds of adults, and the Military as well, to change their lives for the better EVERY DAY...
    Let's watch as this allegation goes the way of the Dodo, and Mr. Sanchez Llovera is convicted. Cheers and mind youseleves.

  32. Jackie on September 1, 2011 6:01 PM

    It is to bad something like this had to happen.Until you hear both sides of the story, how can you judge! I can not believe he would kill a dog for no reason.

  33. justme on September 1, 2011 6:18 PM

    Deputy Seagal along with the officers in his unit, have a difficult job, in a very dangerous region. Jefferson Parish is fortunate to have these brave officers doing the work they do.

    There has been way too much slander and vitriolic comment already made, by those offering comments that are ill informed and vindictive because of jealousy. I will say he and other officers who "clean up" the streets deserve better treatment.

  34. Susan on September 1, 2011 6:46 PM

    Why the hell is Steven a "deputy"....don't you have to be a lawman. Playing a police officer in a movie does not make you one and should not allow you to raid people's homes, and kill their dog. Seriously, George Clooney played a doctor on ER, I think he's great, but I wouldn't want him to take out my appendix.

  35. Veronica on September 1, 2011 6:51 PM

    He has not now or ever been a wife beater their is no proof of him doing so. He is a gentleman he would never raise a hand to hit a woman. As for the puppy unitl I see proof the he shot the dog (which is very sad if it did happen)or even if there really is a dog. I'm going to think it's another greedy person trying to get his 15 mins. And when the truth comes out all of you who have made such nasty comment should be ashamed and write to say you sorry!

  36. Sophia,M.,McConnery on September 1, 2011 6:59 PM

    Oh boy anything to get attention.He at best was a very poor actor;putting it mildly.I loved most of his movies,though.It was not him I watched them for,was that supporting cast.The days of "The Macho Man" are dead and gone like the Wrestler.Grow up and move on with your life Steven!

  37. IJ on September 1, 2011 7:26 PM

    Wow,... look at all the egative comments. Must be members of the Rebecca Black posse looking to visit their garbage else where.
    Steven Seagal, I have met before. If you met him, you'd know he's nothing what you think.

    Yeah, everyone has shadows and other interesting things in their closet. It's called history. Can't change the past, but you can close a door on it.
    So will all the morons get off his case, and stop thinking you have anything worth while to say on this?

    Vengeance as it is, is all ... lets call him "Bird-man", loses all his feather dusters in a raid, based on gathered information. So naturally Bird-man wants more than the 15 minutes of fame this episode will bring. Fair enough. He's looking to recoupe his losses. I figure it may backfire on him.

    If a puppy was shot, Seagal will pay the fin, and propbably take the kids o the pet store of their choice, and buy them the puppy or other pet of their choice, each. Thats who Seagal is. He will correct any of his own mistakes.

  38. wtf? on September 1, 2011 7:35 PM

    there's actually a show like this?? I could understand if these stunts were staged but who is he to go destroying ppls' property without just cause? if there is suspicion, the law still protects the accused until proven guilty, no? when did things change? I sure hope his fat ass gets what he deserves!

  39. Olive on September 1, 2011 8:47 PM

    R.I.P the puppy. I hope the kids are ok, even though their beloved dog has been killed, and let justice provale

  40. maria bernadete on September 1, 2011 8:54 PM

    I agree with what Denis Roy wrote about it and I agree with all effort that Steve makes to clean up a very bad area.

    Thank you Deputy Steven Seagal and all officers .

  41. Marcia Ryan on September 1, 2011 9:00 PM

    The man is a first class "L". I feel that reality TV has gone 3 steps beyond garbage. I have a concern that my reality is truely "normal" and I don't see anything like it in the Reality shows. My life with my family was a roaller coaster. The show should be CANCELLED. Whether a dog was killed or not the publicity will draw more watchers. The whole Segal incident is disgusting. Interesting that the chickens didn't get as much press.....Sick & Sad.

  42. Morbeus on September 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    Come on people! How naive can you get especially when it comes to the media? Let the powers to be determine what really occurred and mete out the appropriate penalty for justice to be served. Let's face it the police were called to close down illegal activity yet the culprit is pretty cocksure that Mr. Seagal is guilty of dogicide in the first degree. I'm wondering if he'd being suing if it was a non celebrity. Perhaps the compensation should be 100,000 Snausages instead! Gee whiz!!!!!

  43. rob on September 1, 2011 10:36 PM

    He should be sent to bloody prison.

  44. Rose on September 2, 2011 1:59 AM

    Who the F does he think he is what gives him the right tokill all thoes birds & a puppy what did they do you dum ass. stay in movies not TV shows.

  45. Nancy on September 2, 2011 5:57 AM

    Steven Segal...

    WONDERFUL, THANK YOU STEVEN, KEEP ON FILMING AND YOU ARE DOING A FAVOR TO HUMANITY BY BULLDOZING THIS MAN'S HOME. HOW DARE HIM, HAVE COCK FIGHTS? YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. KEEP ON FILMING, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE ACTOR.. 'THE BEST'...I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN MORE FILMS..!!!

  46. nancy on September 2, 2011 6:33 AM

    STEVEN SEGAL..

    BEST LOOKING GUY IN HOLLYWOOD.

  47. nancy on September 2, 2011 6:35 AM

    STEVEN SEGAL

    WANT TO SEE YOU ON THE FRONT COVER
    OF A MAGAGINE. MORE MOVIES.
    GOOD ACTOR
    KEEP ACTING

  48. nancy on September 2, 2011 6:36 AM

    SO GOOD LOOKING

    BEST ACTOR

  49. NANCY on September 2, 2011 6:58 AM

    STEVEN SEGAL

    WATCH YOUR TEMPER. IT'S AWFUL TO HEAR THAT YOU BEAT YOUR WIFE. SORRY, TO HEAR ABOUT THE PUPPY.
    MAYBE THERAPY WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA, TO MANAGE YOUR
    TEMPER AND TAKE YOUR ANGER OUT ON A "PUNCHING BAG"
    INSTEAD.

  50. Denis Roy on September 2, 2011 7:31 AM

    Again people make sure you get all the facts first. Make your research online and local papers. Just don't beleive everything right away. Check up on the other guy also. You may all be very surprised.

  51. Laughing at Losers on September 2, 2011 8:27 AM

    You all need to get a life, I mean I feel bad for the puppy and all. But this is the reaction they want, Steven wants you to talk about beating his wife and killing the puppy. That way he stays in the limelight. Geez wake up people, Actors and Actresses only make money if we fall for it.

  52. darrell demeria on September 2, 2011 8:36 AM

    he should have shot the goof who was raising birds for that purpose. sounds like he is getting a bunch of feedback from criminals

  53. Trevor on September 2, 2011 10:59 AM

    Segal is awesome. He upholds the law and we ought to give him a lot more credit.

  54. Rad on September 2, 2011 7:45 PM

    Did the law require that the roosters be killed? If so that's a horrible law. If Seagal and the sherrif(s) killed those animals unnecessarily, then what should be done to them. No mercy for the killers.

  55. Jessica on September 3, 2011 1:27 AM

    Never could trust a guy who made action movies and even though he has been beat up shot at attacked and can fall off a train he still looks like he came from GQ Quarterly. Sorry Steven stick to karate and less of the attitude. p.s. been watching all your movies since the 80's because the hubby liked the action which I did also but GET REAL Mr. Clean.

  56. Gail McKay on September 3, 2011 7:51 PM

    I suppose those who never really had talent during their career and are now in the twilight of it will do anything to grab some limelight. The best move is to boycott any movie in which he has a role and any products that he endorses. The money belt is the surest way to get back at anyone!

  57. eldon on September 4, 2011 11:59 AM

    he should retire from acting and become a WAL-MART greeter.

  58. Olive on September 4, 2011 7:49 PM

    @Laughing at Losers Why dont you get a life! Nobody wants you berating them where it is ok to speak their opinion. Quit being an a*****e and get some respect!

  59. Jo-Anne on September 5, 2011 1:39 AM

    someone should advise him black indelible marker s/b applied to paper.....not scalp...

  60. Tayderhead on September 5, 2011 2:15 AM

    He could have at least tried knocking on the door first??? But.....that doesn't make for good movies, does it. Ramming in the door and pumping bullets, the violence of slaughtering dozens of roosters, property damage, big messes, all while the cameras are rolling......ahh!!! but this is the stuff of viewer's choice.....at the expense of a homeowner and his children. Big man, Segal, real BIG man!!!!

  61. Sara on September 6, 2011 7:38 PM

    Dont believe we are getting the complete story here...if indeed a puppy died I am sorry for the children but I believe we should be more sorry for the life style they are being raised in.....

  62. Bigg T on September 13, 2011 9:08 PM

    Look at all you haters, you guys are gonna sit here and speak your mind and talk shit on an incident that who knows exactly what happend. Most of you loved his movies at one point or another and you can't deny that, so show some support for the guy.

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