A cable and satellite television installer has sued reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, and ex-NFL star Jay Cutler after one of their German shepherd dogs bit him.
Cavallari and Cutler sued
Court documents indicate that an Alabama resident Nathan Beam is suing the former couple following an incident in June last year. The incident took place at a house in Franklin, Tenn., where Nathan was performing an installation that had been purchased by the third respondent, Next Chapter LLC in May 2020. Nathan asks to be compensated $500,000 for medical expenses, pain, emotional distress, and more. Cavallari and Cutler announced their divorce last year, but it is not clear how the former couple was connected to the Franklin property, but they sold their Nashville estate in the summer of 2020.
The complaint indicates that none of the dogs were restrained, or in an enclosed area. According to Nathan, it is part of his installation agreement to have dogs restrained or enclosed. Nathan said that he had not received a warning regarding the dog’s dangerous behavior. Neither Cavallari nor Cutler was home when Nathan arrived, but the dogs were roaming unrestrained.
Cable installer bit on the thumb by one dog
After completing the installation, Nathan says that their dog Kona was blocking the driver’s side of his truck. He claims that he tried to pick something near his truck; that is when Kona bit his left thumb and fingernails and didn’t let go for several seconds. Nathan says that Cavallari’s assistant was at home at the time, and the assistant gave him a paper towel and told him to leave.
The suit reads that Cutler and Cavallari should be held accountable about the dogs on whether they demonstrated any dangerous tendencies. Nathan’s attorney said that Cavallari has posted the photos of the dogs on Instagram with hashtags #trainedkiller and #dontmesswiththiscrew and referred to one dog as “Beast.”
The suit filed on Tuesday requested a six people bench to try the case. Cutler and Cavallari have been issued with summonses.