A former Washington State Superior Court judge has denied a motion for a dismissal of a lawsuit on a cat video that showed a man abusing a dog.
John Hensley of Seattle filed the motion Friday.
The lawsuit was filed in November by an animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States.
Hensley says the cat video, which was shown in court in December, shows an elderly man being beaten by the cat.
The man was found guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty in January.HENSLEY says he believes the video shows what he saw to be a “frequent occurrence” in the community.
The group claims it was taken by a man who had been hired to work in a nearby building.