Ving Rhames Issues Statement On Dog Mauling

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Ving Rhames released a statement Monday offering condolences over the death of his caretaker, who was mauled by the actor's dogs at Rhames' home this month.

"I was out of the country when this shocking and terrible tragedy occurred on my property," Rhames said in a statement.

"Jacob Adams was not just a devoted employee â€" he was also a dear friend. I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to his family."

Although Rhames goes on to say that a "coroner's report confirmed that my dogs were not the cause" of Adams' death, the Los Angeles Department of Coroner says an autopsy is pending, and no initial findings have been released.

However, at the time of the body's discovery on August 3, Capt. Matt Blake of the LAPD said that while the man was "definitely mauled" by the Pulp Fiction star's three mastiffs and one bulldog, "there is no solid evidence that they were the cause of death."

The case is still under investigation
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It's unclear if Ving Rhames will face any liability in the case, or what the fate will be of his dogs, which are in custody at the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services.

Let's just hope they don't end up in the care of Michael Vick.

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