Vin Diesel's pet dog caused an 8millionGBP lawsuit - by biting a Hollywood screenwriter in the crotch. The 15-stone mastiff, named Roman, snapped when screenwriter Michael Kerner tried to pat his head and sank his teeth into the man's private parts. Vin confessed: "This is the kind of dog you have to be introduced to, and he approached the dog and tried to submit it - he tried to push his head down.

The dog just snapped. it was probably painful." Kerner claimed he suffered "deep lacerations, nerve damage, loss of physical sensation, psychological harm and mental distress" after the dog's attack. He had to have three stitches in his penis and two in his scrotum, and launched an 8millionGBP lawsuit.However, although his dog was responsible, Vin - currently starring in sci-fi movie 'The Chronicles of Riddick' - won't have to pay a cent. The actor explained to Britain's Sunday Times Culture magazine: "He was suing the insurance company - it isn't punitive."

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