Ukrainian singer sues Mila Kunis over pet chicken
TORONTO — The woman whose pet chicken was allegedly stolen by actress Mila Kunis insisted Wednesday she is not clucking mad.
“I am not some crazy woman like they try to portray me right now in the media,” said singer Kristina Karo.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Monday, Karo claims Kunis stole her beloved pet chicken Doggie when they were children in Ukraine.
“You have to know Doggie to understand why I am doing this,” she said in an interview that aired on The Roz and Mocha Show on Toronto’s KiSS 92.5. “Doggie was such a special chicken pet.”
According to her website, Karo was raised on a chicken farm in the small village of Berezhnytsia in Ukraine.
Kunis was born more than 170 km southeast in Chernivtsi and left Ukraine when she was seven years old.
Karo insisted Doggie was her best friend. “I mean, Mila was my best friend, too,” she said. “But she took my only other best friend with her.”
Karo recalled the special times she spent with Doggie.
“I remember we used to go to the field every weekend and we would just play ball. I throw ball and he sort of run and jump and take ball and bring it back to me.”
Karo explained the $5,000 figure in her lawsuit is “the cost of a chicken combined with the cost of therapy over 25 years.”
She said a typical chicken costs about $50 and insisted she has receipts from her psychologist for the balance.
“I had to go back to therapy. Now I just want some answers,” she said. “I am hurt. I just want Doggie back.”
That’s not likely to happen since chickens tend to live fewer than eight years — assuming they’re lucky enough not to become food.
Tongue firmly in cheek, Kunis shared her reaction to learning about the lawsuit.
“I was devastated. I was weeping. I was dumbfounded,” she said. “I was, like, which chicken did I steal?”
But, Kunis is crying fowl about one detail. “I apologize to this woman who was maybe a month old.”
She also warned that feathers could fly. “I would like to launch a counter $5,000 lawsuit for making me sit there and watch your music video,” Kunis joked. “My body hurts. My eyes hurt. They’re burning. That requires money.”
Surely, Doggie would be flattered to know people are fighting over him. Does Karo have a message for her two-legged pet?
“I would say, ‘Doggie I love you. Nothing that happened to you is your fault. And I hope that you are in a good place or in good hands.
“Also, I hope that you are still alive and that nobody ate you yet.'”
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