Sons of Anarchy actor Dimitri Diatchenko purportedly killed and ate his former girlfriend’s pet rabbit, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
In an accusation worthy of Fatal Attraction, the 46-year-old Diatchenko apparently took out his frustration on the rabbit after his unnamed ex informed him she was moving out. Their relationship had ended a while ago; hence, her decision should not have come as a surprise to him.
Upset at her moving out, he vented on the rabbit on Sunday when its owner had gone out of their North Hollywood house.
"Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did," the district attorney's statement said. "When she returned, the defendant allegedly told her he would do the same to her."
He has been charged with animal cruelty and is also facing felony count for issuing criminal threats.
Diatchenko has had roles in several high profile TV series, including Sons of Anarchy, Bones and How I Met Your Mother. He has also been a regular voiceover artist on the video gaming circuit where his thick Russian accent is often used in major titles. In addition, he is an accomplished guitar player, and often performs as a soloist and ensemble player.
While it was a rabbit who fell prey to Diatchenko’s rage on this occasion, his ex could easily have been on the receiving end on another day. After all, show biz is rife with cases of domestic violence. Authorities need to take notice and nip these toxic actions in the bud.