Rapper Mario Treadway, husband of singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, is suing the couple’s former housekeeper, Maria Garcia, alleging that Garcia stole his pet dog, Circus.
According to a March 8 report from TMZ though, Garcia claimed that Morissette “couldn’t stand” the Chihuahua/Dachshund mix and had Garcia care for the former stray at her own home. Garcia said that Morissette has only seen Circus once during the last year, and didn’t want the dog back.
Garcia says Alanis couldn't stand the dog because he was an aggressive eater, had health issues and pooped and peed with aplomb indoors. On top of that ...Alanis was allergic to the pup.
Garcia was terminated from the Treadway/ Morissette household, where she was employed as the couple’s house manager, in January.
Treadway filed his suit at Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to MSN.
The lawsuit states that “Garcia has taken ownership of their pooch Circus, who they took into their home in 2011.”
Allegedly, Garcia thought it was fine to keep the family pet as part of her severance package after being let go.
Treadway though, wants Circus returned to his ownership.
He is asking a judge to order Garcia to hand back the pet, along with $25,000 in damages.
This isn’t the couple’s only current legal wrangling with their former household help.
Treadway and Morissette are being sued by their former nanny, Bianca Cambeiro, who claims she felt forced to leave the couple’s employ, “emotionally distressed due to her excessive workload.” The ex-nanny is suing for $100,000.
For more on Treadway's and Morissette's claims that their pet dog, Circus, was stolen, see the video accompanying this article.
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