YouTuber Brooke Houts Won't Face Charges for Video Showing Her Hitting Her Dog: Reports

The YouTube star was vilified on social media after her video went viral.

The YouTuber who sent social media into a frenzy after posting video of her slapping and spitting on her dog will not face animal cruelty charges, according to reports. 

Brooke Houts, who has more than 330,000 subscribers, was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's Animal Cruelty Task Force after partially edited footage went up last month showing her hitting and shoving her Doberman.

"Animal Task Force looked into the matter — obviously they saw the video the public had seen. They determined it didn't rise to the level of animal cruelty," BuzzFeed News reported, citing an unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officer. 

After she was roundly criticized, Houts apologized for the incident, which was quickly removed from her channel. 

The LAPD, in a statement to, said the department is aware of the report and is "in communication with our partners" at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. There was no further comment.