The married co-chefs of the stylish 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 associate, Will Aghajanian, shook their new kitten to loss of life. (Aghajanian satirically 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 significantly wounded in a single day. The shelter informed me she had been significantly abused, however Will denied it,” she mentioned, explaining that, in denial herself, they then received a brand new kitten — which, you guessed it, didn’t go nicely.
From the LA Instances:
[Johnson] claims that Aghajanian joked about feeding the kitten to coyotes and mentioned 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 evening, and he died the following day,” she wrote. “Will put the lifeless cat within the trash and insisted on conserving the corpse in the home.” …
A decide within the case authorised the home violence restraining order in December and reissued it on Could 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 Court docket 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 at the very least 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 dwell removed from it, however after studying this unappetizing article, I feel I am going to move.