Lou Rawls Jr. files lawsuit against Marvin Gaye III for alleged attack by “four large dogs’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The son of music legend Lou Rawls is suing the son of Motown legend Marvin Gaye, claiming he was attacked by “four large dogs” during a visit to Gaye’s Hollywood home in 2005.

The complaint by Lou Rawls Jr. against Marvin Gaye III was filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court. Rawls claims the dogs “bit, clawed and physically and mentally injured” him, causing him to suffer “loss of blood, tearing of flesh, multiple dog bite wounds, fear of disease” and other injuries, according to court documents. He is seeking unspecified damages.

A phone message left with Rawls’ attorney by The Associated Press on Tuesday wasn’t immediately returned. A phone number for Gaye couldn’t be obtained, and a court spokeswoman said no lawyer had yet been named for him.

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