The world of Black Ink Crew: New York will have to continue on without Ceasar Emanuel. It has been reported that VH1 will cut ties with the reality star following outrage after a video of him abusing a dog caught waves.
“We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from Black Ink Crew New York,” a spokesperson for the network said in an official statement, per Deadline. “Since next season was close to finishing production, this decision will not impact the upcoming season.”
Premiering on VH1 in 2013, 'Black Ink Crew' follows the employees of the Black Ink Tattoo Shop in the Harlem section of Manhattan.
The show is currently in production for its 10th season. Emanuel has been a part of the series since 2013.
In an interview with TMZ, Ceaser’s attorney, Walter Mosley, said the video was old. “There is no police involvement,” Mosley said. “It was shot at his residence in Atlanta during COVID.”
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Emanuel's co-star, Donna Lombardi, called out the former 'Black Ink Crew' star for his mistreatment of animals.
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"If you can treat a dog like this, it shows how sick of a person you truly are. I don’t even get into the life of this man, but this video made me so upset," Lombardi wrote in her Instagram caption. "Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE animals. Especially dogs."
Lombardi then called for VH1 to completely ax Emanuel from its roster and to “cancel” him.
She continued, “Even after he beat his daughter up, @vh1@viacom_intl & the new @blackinkcrew producers tried to protect Ceaser, even made up fake conflicting storylines about my relationship to do it! Now this, cannot be undone. I pray the people see you, @ceaserblackink, as the monster you are. Your karma has been adding up for years, but to do this to two innocent dogs!?! This is crazy. CHARGES NEED TO BE PRESSED, and CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE MADE! ”