Seagal, sheriff’s office sued over reality show
Actor Steven Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are being sued over a 2011 arrest that a Phoenix-area man said was staged for a reality TV show.
According to the Associated Press, Jesus Llovera said Mr. Seagal and deputies unlawfully raided his home because they thought Mr. Llovera was raising fighting roosters. Mr. Llovera said the birds on his property were for show and not for fighting.
The civil suit asks for a jury to determine unspecified monetary damages.
The Arizona Republic reports the sheriff’s office was participating in a reality show, “Steven Seagal: Lawman,” that followed Mr. Seagal’s exploits as a deputized officer.