Youtube star under investigation after shocking 'dog abuse' video
Police have launched an investigation after Youtube star Brooke Houts posted a video in which she appears to push, hit, and even spit at her pet Doberman!
Published on the 09/08/2019, 18:00
Houts, who has over 300,000 Youtube followers, regularly posts videos detailing her day-to-day life. She often includes her pet Doberman in the videos, although they never included any sign of 'potential' abuse.
Some very disturbing viewing
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the latest post. The unedited video, uploaded by accident, shows the Youtube star shoving the dog to the ground in a very aggressive manner. She then appears to strike Sphinx several times.
But it doesn't end there. In perhaps the most disturbing part of the footage, it looks like Brooke spits on her dog, although this is something she strenuously denies. In fact, the social media personality denies all the allegations and recently took to Twitter in an attempt to clear her name. She posted:
"I want to clarify that I am not a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way shape, or form."
"Anyone who has witnessed or heard animal abuse will be able to clearly see that."
She also wrote the following:
"My dog, in no way, shape or form was hurt by any action that I displayed in this video."
To everyone who has been commenting on my social media as of recently: pic.twitter.com/gnxUbfVHdf— b (@brookehouts) August 7, 2019
The video was taken down shortly after, although this hasn't stopped local authorities launching an investigation into the matter. Los Angeles Police Department is following up their lines of enquiry but refused to say anything else about the case. But other organisations have been much more forthcoming. The animal charity PETA openly criticised Houts, tweeting:
"Dogs deserve respect. If you can't treat dogs with kindness and instead hit them, don't get one."
Make up your own mind about the footage
It's important to remember that the star denies the claims and that everyone is afforded the right to a fair investigation. That being said, it doesn't look good for Houts. Check out the video for yourself: