Actor skins, eats ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit – threatens to do the same to her

December 11th, 2014 by Staff

Actor Dimitri Diatchenko is facing one count of animal cruelty and one count of making criminal threats.


(KTLA) NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – A North Hollywood actor was facing prison after allegedly skinning and eating part of his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit and then threatening to do the same to her, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Dimitri Diatchenko, 46, was charged Tuesday with one felony count each of cruelty to an animal with use of a knife and making criminal threats, the DA’s office stated in a news release.

Diatchenko and his ex-girlfriend had continued living together for some time after breaking up, the prosecutor said.

On Dec. 7, Diatchenko allegedly killed the rabbit and made the threat after the woman said they should no longer be roommates, according to a news release from the DA’s office.

While the woman was out of the house, Diatchenko allegedly skinned the rabbit, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did, the prosecutor said.

Diatchenko then allegedly threatened to do the same to her when she returned home.

The actor has appeared on numerous TV shows such as; Bones, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, 2 broke Girls and Sons of Anarchy, where he often played Russian characters, according to IMDB.

Diatchenko was scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 30.

He faced up to 4 years and 8 months in prison if convicted as charged, the DA’s office stated.


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