It seems that, despite being acquitted on child molestation charges, Michael Jackson's legal woes may not be completely behind him.
Donna Kyman has filed a lawsuit, alleging that a dog escaped from Jackson's Encino home and attacked her.
Kyman alleges that Flash, a husky belonging to Jackson's sister-in-law, attacked her whilst she was in her garage without provocation.
Flash was captured and tested negative for rabies. Kyman alleges that she still suffered "great mental, emotional and physical pain" that may "result in some permanent disability."
Kyman goes open the describe the hapless Flash in the most prosaic of terms:
"possessed of vicious and dangerous propensities and was inclined to attack people and other animals without provocation."
Kyman, in her suit, claims that Jackson and his sister-in-law Alejandra Jackson "knew of the viciousness and dangerousness of their dog and of its inclination, or reasonably should have known these facts", and that they "negligently, carelessly, and wrongfully permitted their husky dog to go, without a leash, onto public streets."
The suit is seeking compensation for medical, travel, incidental and legal expenses.
As ever, it comes down to money.
The question is, how on earth can Flash afford to pay damages if he is convicted?