Last September, "The past 12 months have been very difficult for me and my family....Due to the incident with Sade I have lost income, received hate mail and death threats to myself and my family.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.
He also pulled hard on her leash, to the extent that the pooch's paws left the floor of the elevator. Disclosure of the video sparked a massive backlash against Hague and Stamford-based Centerplate, which provides food and beverage services to major sporting venues, arenas, convention centers and other locations across North America.In addition to public outrage, Centerplate clients were concerned about the situation, including the San Francisco 49ers football team, which condemned Hague's conduct."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.Hague said that one positive side effect from the case is the fact that "it has allowed me to spend more time recently with family and friends." He also said he's learned a lot about himself "from my mistake," and gotten healthier physically, acknowledging that the stress of running Centerplate "got to me." Hague's Twitter feed shows him looking relaxed, and trimmer than his days at Centerplate. Froozer, in a statement emailed to CNBC, said, "We are delighted to have someone of Mr.
Hague's caliber lead our organization." "Our decision to engage Des was based on his experience, leadership qualities and prior business successes which speak for themselves," the company said.Fallen food executive Des Hague has been hired to run a frozen food company, two years after a viral video exposing him abusing a small dog led to his resignation as CEO of top food concessionaire Centerplate. newspaper in Stamford, Conn., In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Hague discussed his remorse over the incident with the dog, which he had kicked repeatedly and whose leash he had harshly yanked.The 48-year-old Hague, who pleaded guilty in connection to the incident, became an investor and chairman of the board several months ago of his new company Froozer. Colorado-based Froozer sells tubes of frozen fruit and vegetables, an official snack of the U. He also talked about his desire to do good on the heels of that, his charitable endeavors and his enthusiasm about working with Froozer."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.It's really simple and a great product," Hague said. Other recent images he posted show him feeding sharks and heading into the pricey sushi restaurant Nobu.Lyons said Hague has "done a great job" at raising money for the foundation. Hague's Twitter feed in recent months shows him enjoying a globe-trotting lifestyle.