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Singer Sues Mila Kunis For Stealing Her Pet Chicken As A Child

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A Ukrainian pop singer has accused Mila Kunis of stealing her beloved pet chicken when they were children, causing her decades of pain and grief. Pop singer Kristina Karo is suing actress Mila Kunis for $5,000, claiming that when the two were just youngsters back in Ukraine (then the USSR), Kunis stole her beloved pet chicken, Doggie. Karo said that she lived on her grandmother's chicken farm, and Kunis would often visit her and Doggie until the day that Doggie vanished, TMZ reports. Karo said that Kunis later confessed that she had nabbed the chicken, but refused to return him, saying that Karo had a whole farm full of chickens to play with. Karo then spiraled into a deep depression, even seeking therapy to recover from her loss.

Years went by. Kunis' family moved to Los Angeles when Kunis was seven, she grew up, became a movie star and married Ashton Kutcher. Karo, too, moved to Los Angeles years later, but being in the same city as Kunis caused her to relapse. It was like reliving the theft of Doggie all over again, and Karo had to return to therapy. She wants Kunis to fork over $5,000 to cover her mental health expenses.

The whole thing seems fishy. For one, Karo's website states she was born in Berezhnytsia, which is over 100 miles from Chernivtsi, where Kunis' family is from. Karo also said that
in a March interview with Examiner that she had been childhood friends with Kunis until Kunis' family left for the U.S. and Kunis failed to say goodbye. She does not mention the chicken theft, though she does mention Doggie. This could possibly be just a publicity stunt for Karo's music career, so let's talk about that.

Karo has a number of videos online in which she wears clashing lip liner and little else, talk-singing about being a Hollywood star and how she needs a green card. The dance track "I Love America" features such inspired lyrics as "Girls want to be me/guys want to do me/one day Angelina will play me in a movie" and at 0:49 in the music video, there are some fries covering genitals.

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Her website states that she sold her shares of her grandmother's chicken farm (must have been a big farm) to get to Los Angeles, and she now performs in the "hottest gay clubs" with her "proud Ukranian accent."

Here's Karo performing at Mickey's in WeHo.