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Rose McGowan sued over dog

Rose McGowan sued over dog

Rose McGowan is being sued after her dog left a woman brain-damaged.

The 42-year-old actress was not present when her pet pooch Mrs. Noodle, who was under the care of a dog walker, jumped up at Elna Ebner, 85, causing her to fall backward down a hill, cracking her skull on the cement.

The victim is now bedridden and requires 24-hour care, TMZ reports.

She has named Rose in the lawsuit because she owns the dog, but has made a multi-million dollar demand to the 'Charmed' star's insurance company.

The 'Grindhouse' actress described the incident as a "terribly sad accident" but insists she isn't at fault for what happened.

She said in a statement: "Elna walks through the neighbourhood every day. She's a trouper. I was working in NYC when my dog walker stopped to talk to two of my neighbours, 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. 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."