No charges for US YouTuber who uploaded video of her beating, spitting on her puppy

Screenshots of the hastily deleted video showed Houts hitting her dog
Screenshots of the hastily deleted video showed Houts hitting her dog Photo credit: File

A YouTuber who accidentally uploaded a video of herself hitting and spitting on her dog will not face charges, according to Los Angeles Police.

A spokesperson for LAPD told Buzzfeed News on Wednesday the case against Brooke Housts has been closed.

Its Animal Cruelty Task Force determined there was "no crime" against her young Doberman. 

"Obviously [police] saw the video the public had seen," police told Buzzfeed News.

"They determined it didn't rise to the level of animal cruelty."

In August, Houts uploaded a video of herself "pranking" her dog. When the puppy jumps at her, Houts slaps it away before hitting it in the face and then holding it down to spit on it.

The video was quickly deleted and replaced. Houts published a statement on Twitter shortly after, explaining she was not an animal abuser.

"Things in my outside life have been less than exceptional. I am not going to play the 'victim card' or anything of that sort but I do want to point out that I am rarely as upset as what was shown in that footage," she wrote.

"It's obvious I'm playing up my mood in this video when I'm clearly actually frustrated."

"I am NOT a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way shape or form. Anyone who has witnessed or heard true animal abuse will be able to see that."



Contact Newshub with your story tips: