Sexy Vegan — Yes That's His Name — Arrested And Charged With Sexually Assaulting Dog

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Who Is Sexy Vegan? New Details On Man Who Legally Changed His Name Charged With Sexually Assaulting Dog

A 37-year-old man whose legal name is Sexy Vegan has been taken into police custody for sexually assaulting his dog, which he recorded and posted on social media. The former YouTuber pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges on Friday, which may mean more punitive ramifications down the line. 

Sexy Vegan is an enigma, a controversial, yet fascinating figure who's most definitely on the fringes. According to his IMDb profile, Vegan is known for his unconventional, very sexually explicit style. Apparently, he is an alleged 2020 Presidential Candidate (read: he's not really) "endorsed by NRP," an Instagram sensation, and a singer/songwriter with a "28 track acapella album titled Ending World Suffering The Fun Way and a 12 track Multi-Genre album titled Eat Ass, Not Animals." The biography also mentions that Chris Brown shared his song, "Skinny with a Big Butt" via Instagram in 2017: a key bragging right for Vegan. Some other fun facts to note are: he refuses to use dog poo bags, apparently cares about the well-being of insects and doesn't use soap "because it paralyzes insects and is toxic to skin." Needless to say, Vegan is bizarre by conventional standards and based on this most recent criminal offense, doesn't really care about the animals.

Oh, and he has a bunch of face tattoos — a sure sign that life is going well. (We're being sarcastic.)

The highly-covered case is grisly to say the least — still, many are still asking, who is Sexy Vegan? Luckily for you, we have the latest on what you need to know.

1. Authorities arrested Vegan on Thursday morning after they found a video he posted on social media that reveals him performing an act of bestiality.

Authorities have not provided specific details; nonetheless, they have confirmed the footage was salacious enough to warrant definitive legal action. The video has since been deleted from Vegan’s social media accounts, thank goodness!

2. He is now facing a count of sexual assault on an animal and a count of posting obscene matter.

Not surprisingly, Vegan’s freedom is in jeopardy and rightfully so. For his crime, he is facing a count of sexual assault on an animal and a count of posting obscene matter. Los Angeles County prosecutors say that if he’s convicted of both charges, then he will ultimately spend a year behind bars. Before being taken into police custody, Vegan was on probation for an unrelated charge outside of the Santa Clarita area, so the outcome is looking rather bleak. 

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3. Since then, his two dogs were removed by animal control officials.

According to Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the dogs have since been removed from Sexy Vegan's home by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. As the Handmaid’s Tale saying goes, praise be!

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4. The West Hollywood resident was born Hansel DeBartolo III.

Vegan, then Hansel Debartolo III, originally resided in a Chicago suburb, but later migrated to West Hollywood, California and subsequently changed his birth name. To honor his new name, Vegan tattooed ‘Sexy Vegan’ on his forehead and chest — a bold move for sure.

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5. He appeared on the Dr. Phil Show in 2017.

Not once, but twice! He first appeared on the show in an episode titled, “My Brother Changed His Name to ‘Sexy Vegan,’ Wears Speedos in Public and is Spending My Mom’s $11 Million Inheritance!” During that episode, Vegan was promptly escorted out by security guards after he launched into an expletive laden diatribe and attempted to moonwalk across the stage. On the contrary, his second appearance marked a moment in personal growth, with Vegan apologizing for his lewd behavior.

6. What’s next for Vegan?

Rather than paying the $35,000 bail, Vegan is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles,  and sources say it is unclear whether he has an attorney. More details on the case will unfold soon, but until then, Vegan will suffer as a criminal at the hands of justice.

Dominique is an unapologetic Scorpio (BIG co-star girl), reality TV loving heathen, and twenty-something, NYC-based writer with a moderately interesting life, knack for editing, and passion for content creation. Though no one asked, all opinions and words are her own and authentic— topics ranging from fashion and food to beauty, lifestyle, music and everything in between.