Hansel Marion DeBartolo III, who legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan.
Hansel Marion DeBartolo III, who legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan.

Sexy Vegan ‘sexually assaults dog’

Sexy Vegan may have taken his love for animals a little too literally.

A California man who legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan has been charged with sexually assaulting his dog, according to authorities.

Vegan - born Hansel Marion DeBartolo III - was busted in West Hollywood on Thursday over a video he posted on social media showing "inappropriate behaviour" with a pit bull, prosecutors said.

"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 misdemeanour count each of sexual assault on an animal and posting obscene matter, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Vegan was arrested for sexual assault of an animal. Picture: Facebook via KHTS
Vegan was arrested for sexual assault of an animal. Picture: Facebook via KHTS

 

Vegan pleaded not guilty on 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 October 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 apologising for his "childish and immature behaviour".

"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.

This article originally appeared on NY Post and was reproduced with permission

 

 



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