‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Diane Neal Threatened to Kill Her Ex-Boyfriend and His Dog
They say that sometimes, life imitates art. Unfortunately, it seems this might apply to Law & Order: SVU star Diane Neal and her relationship with celebrity magician JB Benn. The two have had ongoing legal trouble in their relationship.
In fact, Diane Neal recently made some shocking claims about JB Benn, including to but not stopping at accusations that Been is a con-artist, a sexually and physically abusive person, and that Benn has impersonated her via messages to others. Now, audio has been released in which Neal threatens Benn’s life, as well as the life of his pet dog.
Diane Neal’s claims of abuse
Law & Order: SVU star Diane Neal has made a number of shocking claims against her ex-boyfriend, celebrity magician JB Benn. These claims range from stalking, to assault, to violence against Neal’s pets.
The relationship started off quickly. Two months after meeting, JB Benn was spending a lot of time with Neal at her New Jersey apartment. However, this didn’t last. The two have been going at each other in court for almost two years, and Neal has described Benn as a “manipulative and maniacal fraudster.”
The Daily Beast reported that Diane Neal has accused JB Benn in court of slashing her toy poodle’s throat, blaming it on a cat, and that Benn, “bragged that he ‘bashed the cat’s brains in.’” Neal added that her own cat vanished mysteriously while nursing kittens.
Neal’s lawsuit states, “Benn—in order to deter Neal from leaving him or crossing him—slit the throat of Neal’s dog, Father Ted. Benn’s explanation was incredible: claiming Neal’s cat had attacked Father Ted.” Neal also claimed that Benn had broken the back of her other dog.
Neal’s lawsuit has also stated that she woke up to JB Benn sexually assaulting her in her sleep, all while seemingly recording the incident on his cell phone. Neal also claims that Benn once kicked her repeatedly while she was down on the floor.
It seems Neal is also upset that JB Benn refused to add her name to the title of a property she and Benn purchased together in upstate New York. She has also claimed that Benn has impersonated her via e-mail and text message to friends and colleagues.
Diane Neal makes threats against her ex-boyfriend
Now, leaked audio is painting Diane Neal in an unsavory light. In a leaked audio clip obtained by TMZ, the Law & Order: SVU star goes on to make threats against both JB Benn and his pet dog.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Benn claims that he often recorded his conversations with Diane Neal in case she ever blamed him for anything. In the recording provided, Neal is heard telling Benn, “You are the least fun person I have ever met. You don’t think it’s about connections because you refuse to be connected with anybody. Even me! Which is why I am going to punish you with death and kill your f**king dog.”
Neal can also be heard berating Benn for refusing to give her his cell phone code.
What does JB Benn say?
In an affidavit, JB Benn previously said that Diane Neal’s accusations are “completely false and outrageously interposed as a tactic to cloud the fact that, on the merits, [Neal] has no entitlement to the relief she seeks.”
Benn has also said that Neal “will say whatever she believes is necessary to gain sympathy and to support her ongoing vendetta against me.” Benn added, “The only thing that [Neal’s] papers prove is that she is so beholden to her anger over our failed relationship that she will swear to anything, without regard to the truth, to paint me in a false light and to try get [sic] from this court what she wants….”
Benn believes that the real issue at hand is the private property in upstate New York. Benn said, “I fear that as this lawsuit progresses, [Neal’s] accusations will grow increasingly outlandish, and will be even less tethered to the supposed matter at issue here—the ownership of the [upstate] property.”