Cook Fighting Eviction In Court
Comedian Dane Cook is relying on a jury to clear him of allegations that the star allows his pet dog to defecate on the land surrounding his Los Angeles home.
The Good Luck Chuck star is facing eviction from the West Hollywood apartment after allegedly ignoring three warnings from the building's owner about his chihuahua's dog pooh.
The unnamed landlord is furious the dog, named Beast, is leaving his mess in the common areas of the apartment block.
According to website TMZ.com, Cook pushed for the case to go to a jury trial, and it is currently being battled in the Beverly Hills Courthouse.
On Tuesday (08Jul08), the building manager took the stand and told the court that the actor is a serial offender, despite the signs in the gardens warning against animals pooping on the lawn.
He also said he noticed "recurring small black poop being left behind in the backyard".
The manager is alleged to have video footage of Cook's pooch committing the offence, which will be shown to the jury on Wednesday (09Jul08) morning.
The trial continues.