Dean McDermottIs Dean McDermott something much worse than a chronic cheater, liar, and douchebag extraordinaire? Sadly, it may be so. I'd have to put animal abuser in a category of higher douchebaggery than cheater -- animals can't leave you; wives can -- and reportedly Dean has this on his resume as well. RadarOnline dug up Dean's first wife's divorce petition and found that Dean was accused of something absolutely bone-chilling -- beating the crap out of his dog.

Dean was married to Mary Jo Eustace for 12 years, and they had a son together, when he met Tori Spelling on the set of a TV movie and began an affair -- something that Tori may regret, given the emotional lows she is hitting on her reality show about their marriage, True Tori.

Until now, we just thought Dean was a cheater, liar, and drug addict -- but appears he may also be a rageaholic who once took out his anger on his poor dog. Mary Jo reportedly states in the divorce petition about their first date:

I noted [his] awful temper. We had a lunch date, and afterwards went to his house in Toronto to feed his dog. The dog had gotten into the garbage. Dean McDermott repeatedly and violently beat the dog with his fists and with a rolled up magazine. Dean McDermott was furious and it was very intimidating incident for me to witness.

OMG, that was her first date and then she kept dating him?! Went on to marry him and have a child with him?!

I'm not sure who is dumber, Mary Jo or Tori. I simply cannot fathom continuing to date a man who abused his pet in front of me. Or behind my back. Or in any way whatsoever.

Hitting your animal is bad enough, but what did Mary Jo imagine might be in store for her? Or her child? Did she think this would make him an awesome Dad and husband?

And you have to wonder about a woman who stays with a man who does this -- it's not even like they had a relationship at this point. It would have been so easy to leave -- after, hopefully, reporting him to the Humane Society and calling 911.

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Oddly, I had been sort of rooting for Dean. He knows he messed up bad and I don't know too many men who would be willing to be publicly humiliated so badly for the sake of saving his marriage.

Ack. Could this be true? Tori and Dean have dogs! And Dean seems like a rotten husband, but so nice with his kids. Could he have done this so many years ago but never again? (Not that that's an excuse.)

This just puts things into a whole new perspective. What kind of man beats a dog?

Would you stay with a man who did this?

 

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