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Proprietor of in style LA restaurant accuses co-chef of killing her cats

The married co-chefs of the fashionable Hollywood restaurant Horses are in a cat battle — as in a single has accused the opposite of killing her cats.

Elizabeth Johnson, who ran the Jewish deli Freedman’s in Silver Lake earlier than opening Horses in 2021, claims in a divorce submitting that her husband and enterprise companion, Will Aghajanian, shook their new kitten to demise. (Aghajanian sarcastically opened up a restaurant known as Catbird earlier than Horses.)

“Will and I’ve had cats that mysteriously ended up dying, together with one in 2017 who I took to a shelter when she grew to become severely wounded in a single day. The shelter instructed me she had been severely abused, however Will denied it,” she stated, explaining that, in denial herself, they then bought a brand new kitten — which, you guessed it, didn’t go nicely.

From the LA Occasions:

[Johnson] claims that Aghajanian joked about feeding the kitten to coyotes and stated he did not just like the cat, based on the submitting. Ultimately, she alleges she witnessed him hurting their cat, she wrote within the submitting.

“I caught Will violently shaking the cat late at night time, and he died the following day,” she wrote. “Will put the lifeless cat within the trash and insisted on protecting the corpse in the home.” …

A choose within the case accredited the home violence restraining order in December and reissued it on Might 1, based on court docket paperwork.

In his personal submitting for a restraining order, Aghajanian requested custody again of the canines Pancho and Javi, saying that Johnson “misled the Courtroom into making orders towards me.” …

Aghajanian claimed that he was the sufferer within the marriage. He claimed that Johnson threatened to kill him repeatedly and burned him no less than twice with a steel spatula and a spoon she had first positioned right into a fryer, based on court docket filings.

Welp, I’ve by no means eaten at Horses and I do not reside removed from it, however after studying this unappetizing article, I believe I will move.

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