When questioned by police, the influencer admitted to making "statements on her social media about harming or killing her dog to get more followers on social media", according to records.
Trigger Warning: This story contains details of animal abuse that may be disturbing to readers
Influencer Lovely Peaches is someone who has allegedly built an empire on falsehoods. The 20-year-old mother has now found herself in a rather sticky situation after she reportedly abused her pet dog to increase her follower count. According to The Sun, Brittany Johnson, who is known as Lovely Peaches online, sprayed perfume into the six-month-old Jack Russell's eyes, picked it up by its neck and claimed to have broken its legs. The incident occured on January 20, and people on social media shared videos Johnson had posted on Instagram. Two days later, on Jan 22, she was taken into custody after cops tracked her down at Motel 6 in DeKalb County in Georgia.
*SERIOUS* CW: Animal Abuse— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) January 21, 2021
Lovely Peaches returned to social media after being banned from Instagram and TikTok. Peaches’s new TikTok has over 600k followers. In a FB post, she said if her dog dies she will eat it.
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Johnson was arrested on animal abuse charges, and she will not be allowed to keep animals any more. When questioned by police, Johnson admitted to making "statements on her social media about harming or killing her dog to get more followers on social media", according to records. "Until her case is concluded, she is not allowed to own or care for any animals," a DeKalb County Police Department representative said. "Meanwhile, her Jack Russell Terrier was taken into custody by Animal Services, where it was examined by a veterinarian." Reports suggest that Johnson voluntarily signed over custody of Max to the shelter.
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I have blurred portions of the video but it’s still very upsetting to watch.
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Def Noodles, a YouTuber who frequently covers influencer drama, posted a blurred version of the video, describing it as "very upsetting to watch." Before being arrested, Johnson, who realized that things were going in the opposite direction of what she'd intended, tried to put out the fire by saying that her dog had died. The caption said "As I Posted On My Personal Max is no Longer With Us Rip Buddy." Johnson gained popularity back in 2016 and has had a few loyal followers through multiple accounts on various platforms after her pages were suspended or banned, according to Insider.
@FBI— Ashley ♔ 🌹💐 (@MJ_fans_unite) January 21, 2021
This is a federal crime and goes against the “The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT)”
When she gets blocked on social media platforms, she just makes another account with a slightly different name. This is not the first time she's been caught in such controversy. In 2020, she claimed that she'd hired a 30-year-old man to rape Charli D'Amelio, according to Distractify. She also claimed, rather proudly, that she's failed as a mother after she couldn't take care of her daughter -Cora Miracle- properly. As of Jan 27th, Johnson was still in jail and was granted bond and will be released dependent on whether or not she can pay. The Sheriff's Office also said that no trial date has been set yet.
We are aware and looking into this. Thank you!— PETA (@peta) January 21, 2021
In a similar incident, a YouTuber was arrested for yelling at her dog and hitting the poor thing, as we reported earlier. Brooke Houts, recorded a prank video about her dog, and it clearly shows her hitting, yelling and spitting on the dog was accidentally uploaded online. In the video, Houts can be seen telling her subscribers that she’s trying to prank her pooch — a Doberman named Sphinx. She planned to do the plastic wrap challenge with Shinx. When the dog excitedly jumps into the frame, Houts grows visibly angry and reprimands Sphinx by slapping him on the head. You can read more about the story here.
i’m sobbing right now..can barely see the screen. this dog..it’s gonna die if we don’t save it. it needs our help..i’m not american. i can’t do everything necessary to get her locked up. but everyone needs to report her to someone who has the power to stop her— 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 | 失った (@Brinly27197399) January 21, 2021