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Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, best known for her early 2002 hit singles "A Thousand Miles" and "No Ordinary Day," recently dealt with a court case bound to make dog owners growl. Back in May, Carlton, 29, accused a 9-month old pit bull named Bella of biting her while she was out on a run in Pennsylvania. But now, a court has found that she accused the wrong pooch.
It seems Carlton's claim (the singer appeared for six hours of the trial) didn't match the evidence. TMZ.com reports that Bella's owners "brought in several forensic experts -- including specialists in dog behavior and canine dentistry" to prove the dog was not behind the attack. Ultimately, Bella's teeth mold did not match up with that of Carlton's bite marks. If it had matched up, the dog would have been put down, but the judge ruled in favor of the pup (who has been returned to its owners). Carlton has not yet released a statement regarding the case.
This isn't the first time a celeb has been in a scuffle with canines and their owners. In August 2009, a New York man accused Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter) of striking his greyhound. Butler's manager stated that the actor was simply trying to protect his own pug, as the greyhound had allegedly attacked it first.
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