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Rose McGowan Defends Her Dog After Woman Sues for Alleged Brain Damage Following Altercation

by Alex Ungerman 2:05 PM PDT, March 18, 2016
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Rose McGowan is being sued for negligence stemming from an incident involving her dog last July.

According to court documents obtained by ET, Elna Ebner claims the former Charmed star's rescue dog, Mrs. Noodle, knocked her over in Los Angeles, and that she allegedly suffered permanent brain damage after her skull was cracked.

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The civil suit further alleges that the plaintiff is suffering "severe emotional distress and mental suffering," and seeks medical and incidental compensation for her injuries.

ET has reached out to McGowan for comment.

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The 42-year-old actress has acknowledged the incident occurred but says she was not responsible, according to TMZ.

"Elna walks through the neighborhood every day," McGowan said. "She's a trouper. I was working in NYC when my dog walker stopped to talk to two of my neighbors, an 85-year-old mother and her older daughter. My sweet-as-pie foster dog, Mrs. Noodle, a large but terribly gentle mixed breed, put her paws on the knees of a woman that stands 4'7. The woman was standing on the hill's 65 percent incline."

"This terribly sad accident was an unfortunate sequence of events," she added. "Do I wish this tiny elderly woman hadn't stopped to talk to my foster dog? Yes. Did it happen? Yes. Am I responsible? No."

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