The Los Angeles CEO who was caught on video roughing up his 4-month-old puppy has apologized and given up the pooch, but still could be in hot water with the law.
Jeffrey Previte, the 46-year-old head of a California environmental-consulting firm, was caught Aug 22 in disturbing surveillance footage that shows him grabbing “Bici,” by the ear and neck and dragging the pitbull into a hallway off the parking garage at his Santa Monica condominium building. Then, he slaps the dog.
Previte apologized to TMZ, saying he lost his temper and “took unreasonable and unjustifiable action.” He said the abusive video doesn’t represent the time he spent with the dog. Nevertheless, he placed Bici with another family, and admitted he is “an imperfect person.”
Yet earlier, Previte appeared to blame the worker manning the condo building’s front desk, who initially reviewed the tape after hearing the dog crying, and reported the abuse to management. Previte claimed “he attempted to