Criss Angel threatened with lawsuit for abducting Jeff Beacher’s cat

May 16th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 16 (ANI): Celebrity illusionist Criss Angel has been threatened with a lawsuit, after producer Jeff Beacher alleged that he stole his cat.

Beacher has accused Angel of refusing to return his cat Hamlet after he offered to care for the animal in 2007.

In a letter to Angel, Beacher’s lawyer Robert Reynolds writes: “After both of Mr. Beacher’s parents passed away due to cancer, his family’s cat was bequeathed to him by will. At the time, Mr. Beacher was residing at the (Las Vegas) Hard Rock Hotel. Accordingly, he allowed his friend Jennifer Madden to temporarily care for the cat until he moved out of the hotel.”

The letter further read: “Soon thereafter, while still grieving over the recent loss of his father, my client received a phone call from you (Angel) stating, ‘I took your cat. He lives with me now’… This action was against the will of Ms. Madden and Mr. Beacher. I also understand that you made further bizarre allegations, including, ‘The cat no longer likes you’ and ‘The cat and I have become close friends.’ …You and Mr. Beacher have repeatedly argued about the theft of his cat and your continued unwillingness to return it. Perhaps you are not aware of the legal consequences.”

Beacher has taken the legal action after two years, as he claims that he was under depression after his parents’ death.

“I was a mess. I’m better now and want my cat back,” the Daily Star quoted Beacher as saying. (ANI)

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