‘Black Ink Crew’ Star Ceaser Emanuel Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

Ceaser Emanuel on Black Ink Crew (Credit: VH1)

Fired Black Ink Crew star Ceaser Emanuel recently surrendered to police in Fulton County, Georgia, to face animal cruelty charges after a leaked video showed him hitting a dog with a folding chair.

“Ceaser willingly turned himself in and was released the same day on July 9th from the Fulton County Police Department,” a representative for Emanuel told The Shade Room on July 21. “His legal team is fully cooperating with the Fulton County Police department to bring him justice for this incident. As we stated previously the dogs are in a great space, safe and healthy.”

Emanuel was dropped from the reality show about his tattoo shop last month after footage of him striking the dog went viral.

“We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from Black Ink Crew New York,” VH1 wrote in a statement posted on social media. “Since next season was close to finishing production, this decision will not impact the upcoming season.”

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At the time, the reality star’s attorney Walter Mosley said, “There is no police involvement. The video is old. It was shot at his residence in Atlanta during COVID.”

Emanuel did several interviews and confirmed it was him in the video. But he said the footage was taken out of context because he was trying to break up a fight between his dogs. He added that the footage was recorded on a Ring camera at his home and said it was leaked by an ex-girlfriend with a grudge.

Still, animal rights organization PETA called for the reality star to “be held accountable.”

“Animal abusers are often repeat offenders,” PETA Senior Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange said in a statement. “And this dangerous person must be held accountable and barred from owning any animal.”