Jennifer Lopez's husband Marc Anthony will be added this week to a lawsuit by a flight attendant who says the couple's guard dog attacked her on a private jet, the New York Daily News reports.
Previously, Lopez was the only person named in the federal personal-injury suit filed last June in Brooklyn Federal Court, but Anthony is being added as a defendant after J.Lo's lawyer said he's the owner of the German shepherd guard dog, Manhattan lawyer William Cafaro told the News.
"I was told by her counsel that Marc Anthony was the registered owner of the dog," said Cafaro, who represents flight attendant Lisa Wilson. "The issue of who actually owns the dog will be determined in the course of the proceedings."
Wilson wants $5 million in damages from Lopez and her company, Nuyorican Productions. The suit will be amended this week to include Anthony as a defendant.
Anthony and the dog, Floyd, accompanied Lopez on a Gulfstream IV flight from Republic Airport in Farmingdale in Long Island, N.Y., to Burbank, Calif., on July 3, 2006, Cafaro said.
Lopez warned Wilson, 40, a flight attendant for NetJets Inc., how to behave around the dog, court papers state. An hour into the flight, Floyd lunged at Wilson as she walked past, "attacking her and biting her pant leg," the suit said. She fell, suffered a serious back injury and has been unable to work, she says.
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."