‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor Charged With Animal Cruelty After Skinning and Eating Ex’s Pet Rabbit
Actor Dimitri Diatchenko has been charged with felony counts of animal cruelty and making criminal threats after allegedly skinning and eating his ex-girlfriend’s pet bunny and threatening to do the same to her. Apparently it was a pretty bad breakup.
The actor is said to have taken graphic photos of the entire process and even threatened to skin and eat the woman upon her return to their shared apartment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office told CNN in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the District Attorney’s office, the two were living together after their relationship had ended, but the harmonious arrangement changed after the woman, who was not identified, informed him they “should no longer be roommates.”
Diatchenko reportedly decided to kill the rabbit, named Miss Ella, while she was away.
“While the victim was out of the house, Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it, and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did,” prosecutors told reporters.
Diatchenko has been charged with felony counts including animal cruelty and making criminal threats.
The actor claims he purchased rabbit meat at a local store, and the bunny in question, Miss Elsa, was set free.
“This is all a misunderstanding,” he said in a phone interview, via US Magazine. “We got into an argument, but I didn’t kill the bunny. This was a hoax.”
Well I certainly hope he’s correct in saying it was a hoax, but threatening to skin and eat a woman is enough to land him in hot water. As a Sons of Anarchy fan, I’m extremely disappointed in Dimitri, and pray he gets the mental help he so obviously needs.