Saturday, January 28, 2017

David Lee Roth sued by landscaper over alleged dog attack

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is being sued by a landscaper over an alleged attack by his dog, according to TMZ.

The site reports landscaper Timothy Salinas says he was doing maintenance work in Roth's Pasadena, CA yard when the rocker's Australian Cattle dog suddenly attacked and took a chunk out of his lower left calf. Salinas says his boss told him he'd lose his job if he reported it.

Roth's lawyer, Ed McPherson, tells TMZ the issue is nothing more than a celebrity shakedown, pointing out that Salinas waited 47 days before going to the hospital and that the singer was only made aware of the alleged incident after the landscaper filed an insurance claim.

View photos of the alleged injuries at

Roth’s social media sites have remained silent since October following a blog post in late September when he asked for the public’s help in identifying a phone stalker that he claimed had been harassing him for several months.

Van Halen have been on an extended break following the end of a 2015 North American tour in support of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.”

Roth was recently named the No. 9 Rock News Artist Of The Year while Van Halen delivered the No. 6 Rock News Story Of The Year and claimed the No. 2 Rock News Artist of The Year title as part of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen shares support of Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation
David Lee Roth seeks public’s help identifying stalker
David Lee Roth talks real-life survival on The Roth Show
David Lee Roth takes on coffee and photography on The Roth Show
Search Van Halen at hennemusic