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Soccer star Kurt Zouma has pleaded guilty to charges he attacked at least one of his cats in an abhorrent act back in February — admitting in court on Tuesday that he did kick and slap at least one of the pets.
Zouma was seen on video back on Feb. 6 punting one of his two felines across his house’s floor, and then slapping one of them as well. Earlier this week, he was formally charged over the incident.
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The 27-year-old, who’s a member of France’s national team, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in London … and pleaded guilty to two charges — one accusing him of kicking a cat in the abdomen, and one accusing him of slapping a cat in the head.
Kurt’s younger brother, Yoan, also pleaded guilty to a charge that he aided and abetted Kurt during the incident after officials say he was the one who filmed it all and posted it to social media.
The two are due back in court on June 1 for sentencing — it’s unclear if either is facing significant jail time.
Kurt had previously apologized for his actions in the days after the video went viral, saying, “There are no excuses for my behaviour, which I sincerely regret.” He was later fined by his West Ham team, and lost sponsorships as well.
At the hearing Tuesday, Kurt agreed to give up the cats — which have been in the possession of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals since February. They’re now in the process of finding a new home.
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The RSPCA, meanwhile, shared photos and videos of the pets — revealing they are in good shape despite Kurt’s actions.
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