A new video shows what happened the night police officers confronted influencer Brittany Johnson, AKA Lovely Peaches, about threats she made about her dog on Instagram. Body camera footage obtained by Insider shows Johnson, 20, telling Dekalb County Police Officers that she threatened to kill the dog “for followers.”
Johnson was detained in Dekalb County, Georgia on an animal-cruelty charge on January 22. She has since been bonded out and has been posting again on social media, including Instagram, where she has 146,000 followers.
In the body camera footage, an officer can be heard asking Johnson why she made threats against her dog.
“‘Cause I knew it would get me attention on the internet,” Johnson said in response.
“That’s not the attention you want,” another officer then said to Johnson. “See police here? That ain’t the attention you want.”
Previously, a police report obtained by Insider said Johnson sprayed perfume in the dog’s eyes and picked it up by its neck while livestreaming on Instagram. Police responded to a call from a concerned onlooker and entered a motel room Johnson was staying in with the dog to remove the animal and question her.
On Instagram, Johnson claimed she threw the dog out of a window, causing its death. She also claimed to have broken the dog’s legs. When officers confronted her, Johnson said the window in her room’s bathroom didn’t open and that the statements she made online were “jokes.”
“As you can see he’s fine, food right there,” Johnson told the officer in the video.
The police officer speaking to Johnson in the video also asks if she wants to keep the dog. Johnson says she may give it to her dad, who she says she’s hoping to build a “good life” for, along with her daughter, who is not in Johnson’s custody.
“Is there a reason you do what you do?” the police officer asked Johnson. She responded, “So a label will sign me and I can live good. I mean it makes sense, I want a good life for me, my dad and my daughter.”
“There’s nothing wrong with that, but some of the antics you pulled on your Instagram, just, it’s not normal,” the officer said.
“I know, but that’s why I have so many followers,” Johnson said in response. She also told the officer that she’s been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and that she has over 1 million followers on social media. When asked if she made money from her accounts, Johnson said she makes about $1,000 a week from sponsorships.
Johnson has also been releasing original music and promoting it on different social media platforms. She’s released multiple music videos on YouTube and has over 24,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.