Man Named ‘Sexy Vegan’ Accused Of Bestiality After Sharing Disturbing Video Of His Pit Bull

Published January 21, 2020
Updated January 30, 2020

Sexy Vegan first rose to infamy in 2017 after he appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil. He got kicked off the show for his use of profanity, which seems mild compared to his recent actions.

Sexy Vegan Headshot

YouTubeSexy Vegan became semi-famous after an appearance on Dr. Phil showcased his erratic behavior and intriguing look. He’s since been accused of bestiality.

A California man legally named Sexy Vegan who was accused of sexually assaulting his dog and uploading the footage of the attack online entered a no-contest plea in the case.

According to the New York Post, the video apparently showed Vegan, formerly named Hansel Marion DeBartolo III, getting his rear end licked by a pit bull.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said that the incident occurred on Sept. 5, 2019, and resulted in a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace. Vegan has since been sentenced to two years probation, 100 hours of community service, and 52 weeks in a sexual offender program.

Part of the no-contest plea saw Vegan agree to have his two dogs removed from his custody. The man, who has his legal name tattooed on both his face and his chest, is thus legally prohibited from owning any pets during the probationary period.

Though the bizarre legal dispute is likely to introduce a whole new audience to Vegan, he previously made the rounds on TV back in 2017. His controversial appearance on Dr. Phil and his more recent criminal activity have sent social media on a field day with the man.

Sexy Vegan’s Strange Rise To Infamy

Sexy Vegan’s confrontational debut appearance on Dr. Phil.

According to Sexy Vegan’s IMDB page, he’s originally from a Chicago suburb, but he moved to West Hollywood, California in 2016.

Shortly thereafter, he legally changed his name, got his name change tattooed on his skin in vegan tattoo ink, and embarked on a fast path full of debauchery.

Up until now, Vegan was most infamous for being escorted off an episode of Dr. Phil titled “My Brother Changed His Name to ‘Sexy Vegan,’ Wears Speedos in Public and is Spending My Mom’s $11 Million Inheritance!” The host gave him the boot for repeatedly using profanity and moonwalking uncontrollably across the stage.

The visibly aggravated Dr. Phil apologized to his audience for Vegan’s “childish and immature behavior.”

As Vegan was escorted out, the host even said, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.”

Being kicked off the Dr. Phil stage may have been one of Vegan’s lowest points in life — until prosecutors said he allegedly posted a video on social media “showing inappropriate behavior with a pit bull.”

According to the New York Daily News, authorities found it rather easy to determine whether or not the 37-year-old had committed a possible crime.

“Detectives found a video on social media of the suspect performing an act of bestiality,” said Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Shirley Miller.

Sexy Vegan In Los Angeles

Getty ImagesSexy Vegan spotted in Los Angeles, California. 2019.

Vegan initially pleaded not guilty and had his bail set at $35,000. He was already on probation for another charge in a different jurisdiction at the time, which might have affected his eventual no-contest plea in the matter.

According to Metro, Vegan could have faced up to on year in jail if he hadn’t struck a deal with the prosecution.

Sadly, anyone who saw Vegan’s episode on Dr. Phil knows that his disgruntled family members had apparently voiced their frustration with him countless times before.

As his relatives put it, Vegan regularly danced in public while wearing nothing but loose and revealing clothing. It also wasn’t unusual for him to carry around a full-length mirror with him in public.

Perhaps most worriedly, he’d already gotten into trouble with the law several times — although that was nothing compared to his recent crime.

Sexy Vegan’s Attempt At Redemption

At one point, Sexy Vegan returned to apologize to Dr. Phil on his show.

Vegan’s second appearance on Dr. Phil saw him apologize for his behavior on the first. “I do get judged a lot for being different,” he admitted at the time.

Vegan also praised Dr. Sophy — a psychiatrist and the medical director for the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services — who frequently appears on the show. The audience seemed to have hope that Vegan would be making some positive changes in the future.

Vegan once claimed to be preparing for a presidential run in 2020. He also once described himself as an “Instagram sensation” and singer-songwriter who released a 28-track a cappella album titled “Ending World Suffering The Fun Way.”

But ultimately, it seems that Vegan’s legacy has been solidified by the one decision detailed succinctly in the prosecutors’ following statement:

“Vegan posted a video on social media depicting a pit bull licking the defendant’s rear.”

Despite all of Vegan’s efforts to change his ways, it seems no talk show appearance or flamboyant marketing stunt he could pull out of his sleeve is likely to overshadow this one distressing life choice.

After learning about the man named Sexy Vegan accused of bestiality, read about the three men charged with over 1,400 counts of bestiality in Pennsylvania. Then, learn about the 15-year-old who bludgeoned his mother, tried to burn his brother alive, and then talked to Dr. Phil about it.

Marco Margaritoff
A former staff writer for All That’s Interesting, Marco Margaritoff holds dual Bachelor's degrees from Pace University and a Master's in journalism from New York University. He has published work at People, VICE, Complex, and serves as a staff reporter at HuffPost.
Jaclyn Anglis
Jaclyn is the senior managing editor at All That's Interesting. She holds a Master's degree in journalism from the City University of New York and a Bachelor's degree in English writing and history (double major) from DePauw University. She is interested in American history, true crime, modern history, pop culture, and science.
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Margaritoff, Marco. "Man Named ‘Sexy Vegan’ Accused Of Bestiality After Sharing Disturbing Video Of His Pit Bull.", January 21, 2020, Accessed April 24, 2024.