West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma will appear in court after being accused of three offenses under the Animal Welfare Act for allegedly harming his cat. Zouma’s brother Yoan, who plays for Dagenham and Redbridge, is also not left out as he is accused of two offenses following an RSPCA investigation. Joan, 23, filmed 27-year-old Kurt kicking and slapping one of his pets.
Zouma Brothers face three Count Charge
The Zouma brothers are set to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for a first hearing. After the video appeared in February, the RSPCA removed two cats from Kurt’s home and began liaising with Essex Police about the incident. The RSPCA continues to care for the two cats. The former Chelsea defender is accused of two counts of causing “unnecessary suffering” to the cat by kicking it in the abdomen and slapping it in the head.
He is also alleged to have failed to protect the cat from “pain suffering, injury or disease”. Joan is accused of two counts of “aiding, abetting, counseling or procuring” Kurt to commit the offense of causing unnecessary suffering to the cat. Kurt Zouma was fined a reported £250,000 and was dropped by several sponsors but continued to play for his club side West Ham United. Join his younger brother has not played for Dagenham and Redbridge since 29 January.