Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Bonnie Chapman claims her BLM support upset dad
Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter has claimed that her passion for racial equality and support for Black Lives Matter caused the rift in their relationship. However, the reality TV star shot back by calling her brainwashed.
Speaking to TMZ, Bonnie Chapman, the daughter of Dog and his late wife Beth Chapman, said she believes her continued work with UnleashedTV was the real reason behind her and her step-sis, Cecily, not getting an invite to his wedding with new fiancee Francie Frane. This came after the network canned her father this year.
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According to the tabloid outlet, Francie allegedly sent Bonnie a text alluding to the latter's continued association with UnleashedTV. It read in part, "[L]et's not beat around the bush, You & Cecily both know You haven't been invited to the wedding because you're living under the same roof with people who stabbed (him), robbed, lied, manipulated, smeared his name and tried to ruin his career."
Bonnie told TMZ that Francie was referring to her father's canceled reality series 'Unleashed', which was cut short earlier this year for unknown reasons. According to Dog's daughter, his alleged usage of racial/homophobic epithets led to the company terminating its contract with him.
It's worth noting that Bonnie and Cecily are still under contract with the network for their own show, 'The System', which is centered around racial justice and support for Black Lives Matter. Bonnie told TMZ that her BLM backing "grinds Dog's gears" and that he has called BLM protesters "thugs" and other derogatory terms in the past.
According to Bonnie, her passion for equality and social justice comes from her mom Beth's outlook on life. She told TMZ that Beth always spoke up when she saw someone being wronged. On the other hand, Dog defended himself saying his daughter's allegations against him were "false" and only a "misguided attempt to derail his and Francie's wedding."
He added that Bonnie and Cecily were both being "groomed" by "unscrupulous former associates" of his who were "up to no good now." These former associates were allegedly guys he had tracked down after they jumped bail. "Please pray for Bonnie and Cecily to be released from whatever hold these people have on them," Dog told TMZ. "Despite the sadness, we feel at this rift in our family, Francie and I are looking forward to celebrating our wedding next week with the rest of our family and close friends."
Duane and Beth were married for 13 years before she died of throat and lung cancer in June 2019. The pair had four kids together. However, the 67-year-old found love with Frane, who also lost her spouse six months before Beth’s death. The two got to know each other when Duane called Frane's husband, Bob, who used to do yardwork for the TV personality. But since Bob was dead by the time, his widow picked up the phone. That was when they found out that both of them were devastated after losing their respective partners.