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"Black Ink Crew NY" star Ceasar Emanuel found out he was let go by VH1 while reading the blogs on Friday.

The cable network terminated Emanuel's reality TV contract after a viral video allegedly showed him abusing dogs, TMZ reports.

"I found out they fired me on Friday through TMZ," he said during an interview on the OnThaRadar podcast.

"When I found out, everybody else found out. I was, like, huh? Bro, they fired me on my day off... No one called to talk to me," Emanuel said.

A spokesperson for VH1 tells TMZ:

"We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from Black Ink Crew New York. Since next season was close to finishing production, this decision will not impact the upcoming season."

Ceasar, 42, denied the allegations that he abused the dogs. He said he simply stepped in to separate the animals when they began fighting.

Emanuel also denied allegations that he beat his ex-fiancée Dutchess Lattimore. He suggested that the video came out because he broke up with the Pretty-N-Ink owner.

"The betrayal is crazy to me," he said. "All of these people who are acting like opps to me are people I put in position to eat."

Emanuel said he was unsure how his firing will affect the tattoo shops he owns across the country, including locations in Chicago and Compton.

"It's not just affecting me, this affects the whole franchise," he said.

The show is currently in production for its 10th season, and Ceaser's been a part of the series since its 2013 premiere.
 

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Former "Black Ink Crew" star Ceasar Emanuel says a viral video that shows him abusing a dog isn't what it seems.

Ceaser was spotted out & about in NYC Thursday night -- hours after TMZ broke the news that VH1 fired him.
 
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The video shows Ceasar violently hitting one of his dogs with a metal folding chair. He is also seen placing a dog in a metal cage and kicking the cage down a hill.

Now he claims the video doesn't tell the entire story.

He says he was simply breaking up a fight between his dogs — and he only hit one of the dogs when it lunged at him.

Ceasar says he felt like he had to back down his dogs any way he could, and he feared for his own life.

He says the video clip came from his home security camera -- and he thinks someone with access to his house set him up, since the video was leaked online.

Ceaser also claims both dogs are OK, but he had to give one dog away, and the other dog was placed in obedience training classes.

As TMZ reported, a VH1 spokesperson said, "We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from 'Black Ink Crew' New York."
 

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24 lawmakers signed a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci who approved grants to fund horrific experiments on adorable beagle puppies.

The White Coat Waste Project, a nonprofit organization, obtained documents and photos about the experiments on beagle puppies in Bethesda, Maryland in 2016 and Tunisia, Africa in 2018 and 2019.

In one photo released by the White Coat Waste Project, two drugged beagle puppies lay on a table with their heads trapped inside mesh cages.

The cages were filled with flesh-eating sand flies that ate the dogs alive.

The dogs' vocal cords were cut so the laboratory staff could work in peace.

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Purebred beagle puppies sell for $500 to $5,000 in the U.S.

The beagle puppies were used in research for anti-parasitic medications.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not require drugs such as anti-parasitic medications to be tested on dogs.

Dr. Fauci is a clinical associate with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

The NIAID, led by Fauci, reportedly spent $2 million on the beagle research project.

White Coat Waste told Changing America:

"Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive. They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies."

South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace wrote a letter to the NIH after learning of the investigation by the White Coat Waste Project.

Fifteen House Republicans and 9 House Democrats signed the letter asking Fauci to explain why beagle puppies were used in the heinous experiments.

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Jaheim was taken into custody after a number of dogs were found "starved" and suffering at his New Jersey home. One of the dogs was unresponsive and was later euthanized.

According to PEOPLE, "more than a dozen dogs were found living in deplorable conditions" at the R&B singer's property. Officials from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office's confirmed the 43-year-old, full name Jaheim Hoagland, was charged with animal neglect.

In a Facebook post, officials stated Jaheim was booked for "third-degree animal cruelty and failure to provide necessary care to an animal" on Monday.

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His arrest came after officials from the Hillsborough Township Police Department responded to a call about a "puppy in distress" and found a total of six dogs in separate animal crates in the driveway of a Chamberlain Drive residence.

The report also stated that a pitbull terrier mix was "initially unresponsive in a water filled crate and subsequently had to be euthanized".

Inside, additional dogs were found in separate crates "partially filled with several inches of water and dog feces". A total of 14 animals were released to Long Hill Kennel in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

A court hearing on the matter is pending.

Jaheim is best known for his 2001 debut album, Ghetto Love. The album went platinum and spawned the hits "Ghetto Love", "Just in Case" and "Anything" ft. Next.

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The FBI has joined the investigation into the fatal stabbing and dismemberment of a 40-year-old woman inside Atlanta's Piedmont Park early Wednesday.

Katherine Janness was walking her dog in the park Tuesday evening when she was brutally attacked.

Janness' lesbian partner pinged her phone and located her spouse's body inside the park.

Janness' body parts were found scattered about 100 yards inside the Charles Allen Drive entrance to the park near 10th Street in Midtown just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her dog Bowie was also stabbed to death.

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Bowie defended his owner during the vicious attack. FBI agents plan to use DNA from the dog's saliva to identify the killer.

Atlanta police have stepped up foot patrols inside the park since the "gruesome" murder.

Police are trying to determine if Janness' murder was random or targeted because the killer spent time with her body after she died.

Investigators aren't ruling out a serial killer. Janness is the second woman killed at an Atlanta area park in the past week.

Police are asking residents who live on 10th Street near the park to check their security videos.

Janness worked as a bartender for Campagnolo restaurant in Midtown Atlanta.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Atlanta Crime Stoppers for information on the case.
 

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The City of Atlanta stepped up foot patrols inside Piedmont Park after a woman and her dog were stabbed and dismembered overnight Wednesday.

Katherine Janness, 40, was found stabbed and dismembered near the Charles Allen entrance to Piedmont Park after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her pitbull Bowie was lying dead beside her.

Janness worked as a bartender for Campagnolo restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. She had just finished dinner at home and was walking her dog when she was brutally attacked.

Janness' lesbian partner pinged her phone and located her spouse's body inside the park.

Police are trying to determine if Janness' murder was random or targeted because the killer spent time with her body after she died.

Police are asking residents who live on 10th Street near the park to check their security videos.

Police aren't ruling out a serial killer after the remains of two bodies were found behind a shopping center in Henry County earlier this month.

Henry County police say the remains belong to two different people. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is trying to identify the remains that were found in a wooded area behind a shopping center in Stockbridge, Georgia on July 7.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Atlanta Crime Stoppers for information on the case.
 

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Four employees at a Pennsylvania PetSmart were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a customer's dog died while in their care.

NFL sideline reporter AJ Ross is still mourning the loss of her loyal companion, Kobe. The poodle was strangled to death during a grooming session after Ross dropped him off at a PetSmart in Pittsburgh.

Julie Miller, Shaphan Stonge, Elizabeth Doty and Heather Rowe each face charges in connection with the death of 11-year-old Kobe.

Ross told PEOPLE she dropped off her beloved pooch for a nail trim on Nov. 17.

"When I brought him in, I asked if I could stay, because he was just the type of dog that he liked to see where I was at all times," she told PEOPLE on Thursday. "They told me because of COVID I couldn't stay in the grooming area."

When she returned to pick up Kobe she found her dog laying motionless on the grooming table.

"He looked lifeless. He didn't even look like he was breathing," Ross said.

Ross shared her pain in an Instagram post titled "PetSmart Killed My Dog."

"My horrific experience at PetSmart has been excruciating to recap publicly. But I sincerely hope in sharing my story it will lead to better grooming training practices and increased transparency and oversight; so no one else has to endure a pain like this."

 

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The Cincinnati Zoo has completed renovations on a new fence around the Gorilla World exhibit after a beloved silverback gorilla was shot and killed when a boy fell into the moat.

The zoo erected a 42-inch tall fence around the exhibit to replace the old 3-foot fence that surrounded the exhibit for years.

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