09/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gerard Butler Accused Of Smacking A Dog In The Head

Jennifer Aniston's new leading man, Gerard Butler, is locked in a nasty pug-of-war with an elderly Queens couple.

The hunky actor claims that he got into a verbal tussle with Fred and Maria Varecka after their "huge, menacing" greyhound, Mayfly, took two chomps out of the neck of his little pug, Lolita, near the set of his and Aniston's flick, "The Bounty," in Long Island City.

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