“The next morning, Kay Rozario was in Defendant Richards’ bedroom talking to Defendant Richards who was lying on the bed next to the dog. All of the sudden and without provocation, the dog jumped up from the bed, moved across it and attacked and bit Kay Rozario, causing severe injuries to her left hand, arm and back. As the dog was attacking and biting Kay Rozario, she fell backwards onto the floor. Bleeding profusely from her wounds, as she was being attacked and bitten, Kay Rozario screamed.”
I find it interesting that there is no mention of what Kim was doing at this time.
“Hearing the screams, Kay Rozario’s daughter rushed into the room. Defendant Richards said not to call 911. However, emergency personnel were called. Defendant Richards begged Kay Rozario, “not to tell anybody” and “promise me you won’t say anything, I’ll lose my job.” Kay Rozario was treated in the emergency room for the injuries she sustained and suffers pain, disfigurement, emotional pain and suffering, anxiety and other damages to this day.”
Why would Kim think she would lose her job on RHOBH if the dog bit someone. Does that make sense to anyone? I am not at all surprised that Kim didn’t want anyone to know. I can understand about her concern that the dog might be put down. Especially because I don’t think this is the first time Kingsley has bitten someone. It certainly is not the last. Just six months later the dog bites Alexia. I wonder if Kim told her family about this when it happened? Did Kyle know about Kingsley’s history of biting people?
“Defendant Evolution and Kim Richards concealed the dog’s potential dangerousness and viciousness from the public and thereby from Kay Rozario. Defendant Kim Richards, along with the dog, had appeared in and were part of a continuing story line in episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.These segments and episodes with the dog and Defendant Kim Richards, at least in part, were filmed by Defendant Evolution at Defendant Kim Richards’ residence.”
The inclusion of Evolution in this lawsuit is completely ridiculous.
“Prior to the attack on Kay Rozario on March 20, 2014, Defendant Evolution hired a dog trainer to fix the dog’s aggression and appear on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What was presented by Defendant Evolution and Defendant Richards to the public as to why a dog trainer was hired during the television show broadcast on November 11, 2013, was that the dog had “eaten thousands of dollars of shoes, sunglasses and personal items, and I just think he needs a trainer.”
Evolution points out in their motion to dismiss that Kim was not working at the time of the incident, and that they were not there, they were not filming and what Kim does in her off time is not their responsibility.
” In actuality, Defendants together concealed from the public the dangerousness and viciousness of the dog and falsely misled the public as to the reason why a trainer was hired for the dog. Defendants concealed from Kay Rozario and the public that the dog was dangerous and vicious dog and that the dog had previously bitten and attacked an individual(s). The concealment by Defendants in the broadcasts of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills television shows premiering on November 11, 2013, and on March 17, 2014, and other relevant episodes, caused KayRozario, through her family member, to not be concerned at all about the dog and to agree to spend the night at Defendant Kim Richards’ residence.”
In Evolution’s motion to dismiss they point out that in the very episode the plaintiff cites in her suit, Kingsley attacks the dog trainer viciously and without provocation. The entire point of the episode is that Kingsley is too difficult for Kim to handle and quite dangerous and that Rozario’s representation of the episode is not factual in the least.
” Additionally, upon Kay Rozario’s arrival with her other family members at Defendant Richard’s house on March 19, 2014, Defendant Richards intentionally misrepresented and concealed the dog was dangerous and vicious to Kay Rozario. Defendant Richards misled Kay Rozario to believe the dog was sweet and cuddly. Not aware the threat of the dangerous and vicious dog existed, Kay Rozario, her daughter and granddaughter all spent the night in Defendant Richards’ residence.”
I don’t care how stupid you are. When someone tells you their pit bull is a sweet, cuddly being, and you have admitted to watching an episode where the dog attacks a trainer you keep your guard up. The absurd inclusion of Evolution in this suit actually harms their case. Richards’ attorney will clearly point out that the plaintiff admits to watching an episode of RHOBH where the dog attacked someone on camera. Should that trainer have been bitten, he would have a case as Evolution probably paid for his services. But in this case, it’s a mistake to even acknowledge knowing anything about the dog’s temperament.
“Kay Rozario believed Defendant Kim Richards’ representations that the dog was a sweet, cuddly dog. Defendants’ concealment and false statements caused significant injury to Plaintiff Kay Rozario.
Rozario should have known better. That said, Kim is looking at a major financial payout for the bite. It remains to be seen what the damages awarded will be. Rozario has asked for a jury trial. Kim’s attorney’s need to settle out of court. But for personal reasons, I hope they don’t.