Licensed Black Ink Crew Star Ceaser Emanuel recently turned himself in to police in Fulton County, Georgia to face animal cruelty charges after leaked video showed him hitting a dog with a chair folding.
“Ceaser voluntarily surrendered and was released the same day, July 9, from the Fulton County Police Department,” a representative for Emanuel said. The shadow room July 21. “His legal team is cooperating fully with the Fulton County Police Department to bring them justice for this incident. As we said before, the dogs are in a large space, safe and healthy.
Emanuel was kicked out of the reality show about his tattoo shop last month after footage of him hitting the dog went viral.
“We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from New York Black Ink Crew“, VH1 wrote in a statement posted on social media. “As next season was about to complete production, this decision will not impact the upcoming season.
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At the time, the reality TV star’s lawyer, Walter Mosley, said: ‘There is no police involvement. The video is old. It was shot at his residence in Atlanta during COVID.
Emanuel did several interviews and confirmed that it was him in the video. But he said the footage was taken out of context because he was trying to break up a fight between his dogs. He added that the footage was recorded on a Ring camera at his home and said it was leaked by a resentful ex-girlfriend.
Still, animal rights organization PETA called on the reality TV star to “be held accountable.”
“Animal abusers are often repeat offenders,” PETA Senior Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange said in a statement. “And that dangerous person should be held accountable and banned from owning an animal.”