Brooke Houts has spoken out for the primary time since she was accused of abusing her canine in a YouTube video, revealing she’s now volunteering at an animal welfare organisation.
The YouTuber confronted main backlash in August when she unintentionally printed footage of herself showing to smack her canine Sphinx earlier than shouting ‘No!’ When he jumped up at her, she appeared to pin him on the ground and spit on him.
Later on within the video, when Sphinx tried to lick her face, she was seen to push the Doberman out of the best way with each arms.
Uploading a video titled ‘A Message For You,’ Brooke started: ‘I want to say thank you. I want to say thank you to anyone who has reached out about this topic or engaged in this discussion over the past month or so…because I think as a society it is so important we continue to talk about things we feel need to be talked about and discuss issues we feel need to be discussed.’
She added: ‘I additionally need to apologise to anybody who was offended. It has by no means been and can by no means be my intention to offend anybody ever.
‘I’m not going to sit down right here and justify my actions. I’m simply not going to try this. But what I’ll say is I’ve by no means deliberately, willfully, or maliciously harm an animal and I by no means will. What I’ve carried out, nonetheless, I’ve taken this time…to additional educate myself in animal coaching and in animals typically.’
The YouTuber defined: ‘I’m now a volunteer at an area animal welfare organisation so I’m actually pleased and excited.’
She went on to say she has invested in skilled canine coaching and that her ‘dog/owner relationship is stronger than ever.’
Following studies that the LAPD have been investigating the state of affairs, the 20-year-old clarified: ‘I have been in direct contact with the LAPD since the matter, for anyone wondering and, honestly, every day I’m simply making an attempt to proceed to higher myself as a canine proprietor.’
Brooke stated that, on the off-chance her video is monetised, she will likely be giving the proceeds to a Southern Californian animal welfare organisation.
Tearing up, she stated: ‘Thank you so much to everyone who has continued to support me. I love you so much. It’s simply meant the world to me over this time,’ earlier than promising she’ll be again ‘very soon’.
Viewers are livid after watching the video, with one writing: ‘This video is pointless. You don’t deserve a canine, interval. You don’t deserve any ANIMAL AS A PET. Ugh.’
‘You never once said you feel bad for YOUR dog. Only deflecting and trying to make yourself look good. Idiot,’ one other fumed.
‘I’ll by no means say this once more: cease volunteering,’ yet one more outraged viewer urged.
Afterwards, well-known faces commented on the state of affairs with Logan Paul describing the video as ‘remarkably grotesque’ and Jameela Jamil urging: ‘Put this cretin in jail.’
TMZ later reported that Brooke won’t be going through legal fees with an insider saying her ‘interaction with her dog doesn’t rise to the extent of legal abuse’ though acknowledged it was an uncomfortable video to observe.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Brooke for additional remark.
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