“Sons of Anarchy” actor Dimitri Diatchenko was arrested after he allegedly killed and ate his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit, Fox News reported Thursday. The incident allegedly occurred Sunday after his ex suggested they stopped being roommates. The couple had ended their romantic relationship some time ago, but the two were still living together.
The actor recorded the alleged incident and purportedly sent it to his former lover, whose identity has not been reported. He then apparently threatened he would do the same to her. He was charged with two felony counts in Los Angeles on Tuesday for making criminal threats and cruelty to an animal with the use of a knife, Reuters wrote. If convicted, he could spend four years and eight months in prison.
"Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did," according to a news release from the district attorney's office. "When she returned the defendant allegedly told her he would do the same to her."
Diatchenko, who has recently had minor roles on “Sons of Anarchy” and “2 Broke Girls,” denied the allegations on his unverified Twitter account Thursday. He simply wrote, “Not true.”
— Dimitri Diatchenko (@Dimitrid1) December 11, 2014
As the New York Daily News noted, Diatchenko, 46, posted pictures of a pet bunny named Miss Ella on his Facebook page. However, it’s not apparent if it’s the same pet he’s accused of killing and eating.
Diatchenko is best known for films like “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Chernobyl Diaries,” “Get Smart” and G.I. Jane,” according to the Internet Movie Database. He normally plays the role of an Eastern European.
People magazine noted the accusations are reminiscent from a scene in “Fatal Attraction” during which Michael Douglas’ character finds his daughter’s pet rabbit boiling in a pot of water after his scorned one-night stand (Glenn Close) killed the animal.
Diatchenko's manager has not responded to his client’s arrest. He is due in court on Dec. 30. He is being held on $90,000 bail, Reuters wrote.
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