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Husband accused of abusing 14 animals ‘told staff to ignore allergies, butchered mutilated rabbits’ – but claims SHE is the pet torturer

New details have emerged in the bitter divorce battle between the chefs of a popular Los Angeles restaurant – as they continue to accuse each other of horrific acts including animal abuse.

Elizabeth Johnson, 32, and Will Aghajanian, 31, the chefs behind the celebrity hotspot Horses, caught national attention earlier this month after she claimed he tortured and killed their cat in a divorce filing.

In documents filed last November, Johnson stated she had been emotionally and physically abused by Aghajanian, and asked for a domestic violence restraining order, claiming she feared both of her safety and that of the couple’s dogs because she knew of ‘up to 14 animals’ he had abused.

Johnson claimed she did not realize Aghajanian was abusing and killing the animals because she had been psychologically abused and believed his explanations for the deaths.

Now, a fuller picture of their relationship has emerged, with New York magazine’s Grub Street reporting additional disturbing details of the pair’s history, which is filled with accusations of abuse and animal cruelty. Read the full story here ▶