‘Sexy Vegan’ Pleads No Contest to Charge He Had His Pit Bull Lick His Rear End

Sexy Vegan (aka Hansel DeBartolo III) (Instagram)

Sexy Vegan, aka Hansel DeBartolo III, pleaded no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace stemming from a video he posted online last year that prosecutors said showed a pit bull “licking the defendant’s rear end.”

DeBartolo, who is said to bea resident of West Hollywood, was immediately sentenced to two years of summary probation, 100 hours of community service and 52 weeks of a sex offender program.

He will be barred from owning any animals during his time on probation, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said in a statement that DeBartolo “posted a video on a social media account depicting a pit bull licking the defendant’s rear end.” He originally had been charged with misdemeanor counts of sexual assault on an animal and posting obscene matter.

DeBartolo, 37, was arrested in September Newhall on Thursday, where the Santa Clarita News reported that he maintains a home that detectives searched. Two dogs were removed from the home by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

While DeBartolo has a home in Newhall, his IMDB profile says that he moved from a Chicago suburb to West Hollywood in 2016 and a City News Service story about his arrest identified him as a WeHo resident. He legally changed his name to Sexy Vegan after moving to West Hollywood and had the name tattooed on his forehead and chest.  On his IMDB profile, he claims that he is running as an independent candidate in the 2020 presidential election.

Sexy Vegan has built his social media following largely by promoting his buttocks. He has appeared on the Dr. Phil show, where he promoted himself as a friend of insects.

“He … always provides ventilation as to not trap insects & keeps the cap off drinks and other items as to not trap insects,” says his IMDB profile, which apparently was written by him. “He puts toothpaste on bottle caps and sticks them to drawers and freezer/fridge so that insects have a way to come and go without losing their freedom as well as colder water as well as always leaving zipper and other doors/compartments open a little as not to trap insects. He also doesn’t use soap cause it paralyzes insects and is toxic to skin.”

DeBartolo still maintains an Instagram account @sexyvegan6969.  Another earlier Instagram account — @skinnywithabigbutt  – is also live.


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Eric Jon schmidt
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Eric Jon schmidt

Lawmakers in Sacramento should make this kind of behavior and any other cruelty to animals, in any capacity or to any degree a felony. Animals should be protected as much as children are. Child abuse is abominable, but animals can’t tell people what happens to them.

Dot Beech
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Dot Beech

Dogs lick asses. That’s what they do. The dog was not harmed. His actions were offensive to society at large. That’s all.

Conversely, this obviously unstable man has now had his entire life ruined by a judge who has forced him onto the sex offender registry. For no sound reason, great harm has been done to this troubled person.

MFB
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MFB

I agree with Larry block. Why is this news? This guy should’ve been given a psych evaluation he’s obviously a nut job.

Larry Block
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Larry Block

Don’t like stories like these and wehoville has so many people and topics to report anything is better than this crap.

Ham Shipey
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Ham Shipey

No ones does. But there are plenty of strange people in WH……and they need to be dealt with. I saw this guy in Ralph’s one day and you just knew something was seriously wrong with him.

Earl
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I’ve seen him on my street many times and my only problem with him is sometimes his pits(I love the breed if trained)are wild and kind of running all over.