WEST HOLLYWOOD─Hansel DeBartolo III, 37, of West Hollywood entered a no contest plea on Friday, January 17, in connection to a video he posted with a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
DeBartolo, also known as Sexy Vegan of West Hollywood entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace. On September 5, 2019, the defendant posted a video on social media depicting a pit bull licking his rear end.
Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman noted that DeBartlolo was immediately sentenced to two years of summary probation, 100 hours of community service and 52 weeks of a sexual offender program. He was also forced to surrender all his dogs, which will not be returned and he is prohibited from owning any new animals during his probationary period.
DeBartolo, who is originally from Chicago legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan in 2016. He previously went by the name Hans & Hanz. He has the word ‘Sexy Vegan’ tattooed across his forehead and chest. He appeared on the Dr. Phil Show in 2017 were he was escorted off the stage after going into an expletive ladled
The defendant faced up to 1 year in county jail. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.