Black Ink Crew New York, a VH1 present about tattoo artists working in Harlem, used to star a 43-year-old artist named Ceaser Emanuel. Now, the present has fully severed ties with Emanuel after witnessing a disturbing incident of animal abuse perpetrated by him.
Footage from a Ring digital camera went viral this yr, horrifying each followers of the present and canine lovers all over the place. The disturbing video reveals Emanuel hitting a canine with a folding chair, amongst different issues.
The Abuse Incident Caught On Digicam
This dialog actually got here to the forefront when the Ring digital camera footage was posted to Twitter in late June of 2022. The video has a watermark, however you possibly can nonetheless clearly inform that Emanuel is abusing a canine.
The canine runs in the direction of the nook of the driveway, and he follows it. Emanuel then picks up a close-by folding chair and repeatedly strikes the canine with it. Later within the video, he places a canine in a cage after which shoves the cage in order that it rolls over a number of occasions.
I’ll embody it beneath so you possibly can see (in case you can abdomen it) what occurred for your self.
— INSTA: @gossipofthecitytea (@GOTCITYTEA) June 22, 2022
Fallout And Penalties
Black Ink Crew reacted fairly shortly after this video went viral. VH1 fired Emanuel again in June. On June twenty third, the community shared this assertion:
“We’ve got made the choice to chop ties with Ceaser Emanuel from Black Ink Crew New York. Since subsequent season was near ending manufacturing, this determination is not going to affect the upcoming season.”
On July ninth, 2022, Emanuel turned himself in and was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and one depend of aggravated cruelty to animals. Nonetheless, he went house later that day.
A consultant for Emanuel advised The Shade Room:
“Ceaser prepared turned himself in and was launched the identical day on July ninth from the Fulton County Police Division. His authorized workforce is totally cooperating with the Fulton County Police Division to convey him justice for this incident. As we acknowledged beforehand the canines are in an incredible house, protected and wholesome.”
Animal abusers are sometimes repeat offenders, so if charged with animal cruelty, Emanuel shouldn’t be in a position to have canines anymore.
Although Emanuel has formally apologized, he nonetheless maintains that what occurred in that video was not animal abuse. Emanuel’s lawyer, Walter Mosley, advised PEOPLE that his shopper was making an attempt to cease an aggressive canine from attacking others within the video.
“Ceaser is an avid canine lover and has many canines and has had in his lifetime, many canines and different pets. This was an unlucky state of affairs as I perceive it, the place there have been plenty of different aggressive canines attacking smaller canines and possibly was a lapse of judgment as to how one can appropriately break it up, break up that interplay.”
Emanuel himself had beforehand responded to the video’s unfold with an identical sentiment:
“Not one time was I attempting to abuse this canine. I used to be attempting to get him again in his cage. I’m not gonna make any excuses for myself. I ought to’ve behaved higher, however that’s not me being merciless to animals.”
Mosley went on to confess that Emanuel’s strategies have been flawed, however that his intentions stay good. He additionally emphasised that this video captured occasions “in all probability nearly a yr or older” and that Emanuel had already been working via them.
“In some methods, what was not seen in that video, was him defending the smaller canines, he simply probably didn’t do that in one of the best ways, so he’s in search of help and assist to guarantee that as a canine proprietor, he’s correctly managing it, and understands how one can work together in additional wholesome methods with all varieties of canines and all of his canines, however that is actually a state of affairs that he had addressed a very long time in the past.”
Including to that, Emanuel has stated he thinks the sudden “disruption” brought on by the unfold of the Ring digital camera footage does unfair character injury.
“I really feel like I’m being arrange in a roundabout way as a result of the best way I’m being portrayed, that’s not my character.”
Emanuel’s former co-star, Donna Lombardi, disagrees. As she posted on Instagram:
“In case you can deal with a canine like this, it reveals how sick of an individual you actually are. I don’t even get into the lifetime of this man, however this video made me so upset. Anybody who is aware of me, is aware of I LOVE animals. Particularly canines.”
The injury has been executed both method, each to the canine and Emanuel’s relationship with Black Ink Crew.
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