Sexy Vegan may have taken his love for animals a little too
A California man who legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan has
been charged with sexually assaulting his dog, according to
Vegan — born Hansel Marion DeBartolo III — was busted in West
Hollywood on Thursday over a video he posted on social media
showing “inappropriate behavior” with a pit bull, prosecutors
“Detectives found a video on social media of the suspect
performing an act of bestiality,” Shirley Miller of the Santa
Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office told KHTS.
Two dogs were removed from Vegan’s home by animal-control
officials, Miller said.
The 37-year-old man, who has his new name tattooed on his face,
was charged with one misdemeanor count each of sexual assault on
an animal and posting obscene matter, according to the Los
Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Vegan pleaded not guilty Friday. He faces up to one year in
county jail if convicted, the attorney’s office said, stressing
the case was case was still being investigated.
He is due back in court in Santa Clarita on Oct. 10.
Vegan previously made headlines with his name change, appearing
on the “Dr. Phil” TV show in the episode, “My Brother Changed
His Name to ‘Sexy Vegan,’ Wears Speedos in Public and is
Spending My Mom’s $11 Million Inheritance!”
Vegan seemed proud that he got kicked off the show for using
excessive profanity — with the host apologizing for his
“childish and immature behavior.”
“Don’t let the door hit you in the ass,” Dr. Phil said as he
booted out the moonwalking guest.
Vegan later insisted he was running for president, although
paperwork has never been filed, according to the KHTS report.