Barbra Streisand’s Dog Samantha Bites Flight Attendant on Private Jet

Barbara Streisand
Barbara Streisand brought her dog, Samantha, on a private flight and the dog bit a flight attendant. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

That's a ruff one! No stranger to professing her love for her 12-year-old Coton de Tulear dog, Samantha, on Instagram, the Barbra Streisand recently brought the pup along for a flight from New York City to Washington, D.C. – but the skies were anything but friendly.

A source tells Us Weekly the legendary singer's beloved dog was behaving herself on the private jet owned by Ron Perelman, until a flight attendant attempted to pat the dog without offering it her hand first. (Such a gesture is a common way to get acquainted with unfamiliar animals.) When Samantha felt threatened, she bit the stewardess so severely that the woman required stitches. Streisand was said to be horrified and embarrassed.

"This never happened before and Barbra apologized profusely to the flight attendant," the singer's rep told Us after the April 30 incident.

Barbra Streisand and her dog Sammie
Barbra Streisand and her dog Sammie Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Following the flight attendant's injury, Streisand made good on her commitment to meet senior members of Congress to lobby for women's heart health awareness and medical care on behalf the Women's Heart Alliance, which she cofounded.

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