Former Spin City star Alexander Chaplin has been hit with a lawsuit over his allegedly vicious dog.

Denise Shaw claims the actor, who played James Hobert in the hit U.S. Tv sitcom, allowed his poodle mix Freddy to "approach, menace and attack" the 61 year old in New York City's Central Park back in August, 2011, and she has filed legal papers at the Manhattan Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages for injuries sustained during the incident, according to the New York Post.

Responding to news of the litigation, Chaplin says, "We're dealing with this. This is from two years ago. We're calling a lawyer."