Beth Chapman's daughters sue Rainy Robinson, claim she profited from memorial fund set up in mom's honor

Beth Chapman's daughters sue Rainy Robinson, claim she profited from memorial fund set up in mom's honor
Dog the Bounty Hunter clarified he administrated the fund Rainy Robinson set up in honor of his wife Beth Chapman (Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images, @janebond/ Instagram)

AURORA, COLORADO: The daughters of Beth Chapman, the late wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter, are suing the founder of the memorial fund set up in her honor. Bonnie Chapman and Cecily Barmore have filed a lawsuit against Rainy Robinson, Beth's closest friend and co-star in 'Dog's Most Wanted', alleging she has been profiting herself using their mother's name or likeness.

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Bonnie and Cecily claim in the lawsuit that Rainy has been soliciting donations for years, beginning immediately after Beth died from cancer in 2019. They also allege that she has been making fraudulent promises to give the girls ownership of the fund while never doing so. The lawsuit claims Rainy has acted deceitfully by beginning the process to quietly dissolve the charity rather than handing over the fund as promised, TMZ reported.

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In multiple social media posts, Rainy allegedly expressed her intention to hand over management of the fund to Bonnie and Cecily, but when their attorneys sought an explanation of her use of the funds, she reportedly changed tack and abandoned the transfer. The daughters want at least $50,000 in damages and are trying to prevent the use of their names and photographs for the charity.

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Rainy says she has been attempting to get the daughters to run the fund but alleges they disassociated themselves without giving a reason. She also claims that the fund has always had excellent intentions, including establishing a scholarship and a victim fund for families of murder victims. Additionally, she says she informed Bonnie and Cecily they could take over the fund but they would need to get in touch with her personally, which they allegedly failed to do. Rainy claims that she will immediately shut it down. Meanwhile, Dog told TMZ, "This is a bogus claim. The memorial fund was approved by Beth's estate, which I administrate. The lawsuit against the fund's founder is nothing more than harassment."

Chapman received her initial diagnosis of throat cancer in 2017 and went into remission; however, she subsequently discovered that the disease had returned and spread to her lungs. The reality star died on June 26, 2019.

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