"I came across this healthy food that's good for athletes, kids and more. Philanthropist," and an "imperfect human being working to better myself." This week, the Connecticut resident had updated his Twitter followers about a vacation in the Bahamas, where a photo Hague posted Thursday shows him swimming with pigs.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Hague said in a statement at the time to the Canadian TV network Global News.
"This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed." On Friday, Hague told CNBC that before he got into the elevator with Sade, the dog He also said, "I've replayed the incident time and time again." Hague said Sade's owner remains a friend of his.
"In my case, it was less than a minute in Vancouver two years ago," Hague said.
"I made a dreadful mistake one night, but I believe it has not defined me, and I think I have the potential to do good." Hague said he was excited to identify an opportunity to invest in Froozer.
Hague had been charged by authorities after the emergence of an July 2014 surveillance video from a Vancouver hotel that showed him tormenting a 5-month-old Doberman pinscher named Sade in an elevator.