Who is Cecily Chapman? Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter slams his Brian Laundrie hunt
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s estranged daughter has ripped his search for Brian Laundrie and called it a “publicity stunt”. Cecily Chapman also stated that her father should let law enforcement do their job. She said, “It's just a publicity stunt. That's really what it is. He needs to back off and let the FBI handle it. A real (TV) network would be aware of the situation and I'm pretty sure everyone knows that this is a f**kng publicity stunt.”
The 28-year-old’s harsh words for her father, whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman, came out after it was revealed that he pitched a show on Brian’s search to A&E, and the cable channel “immediately passed” it, as claimed by an insider. Cecily also mocked her father’s finding of a Monster Energy can while looking for the 23-year-old boyfriend of Gabby Petito. She sarcastically asked, “What, you found a Monster Energy can? What does that do for anyone?”
Who is Cecily Chapman?
Cecily is the adopted daughter of Chapman. She is the daughter of Beth Smith -- Chapman’s first wife who died of lung cancer in June 2019 at the age of 51. Cecily’s Instagram bio describes her as “Reality Star, Entrepreneur, & вαιℓ αgєит.” The social media account boasts more than 200k followers.
It has been said she and her sister Bonnie have not been on good terms with Chapman after their mother’s death. They were also not invited to the September wedding of Chapman and Francie, a rancher from Colorado, whom he met in March 2020. Chapman had also addressed the issue and claimed that the sisters were “groomed” by his former associates. He told TMZ: “Please pray for Bonnie and Cecily to be released from whatever hold these people have on them. 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.”
And, now when Chapman jumped into the missing case of Brian, Cecily started bashing him. Last week, Chapman revealed that he found a Monster Energy drink can from the Fort De Soto Park in Florida, where Brian and his family went camping a week before he vanished. The same day, a spokesperson for the 68-year-old former bail bondsman claimed that he was “working on very strong leads” and that “it could very well be the last day of the hunt to apprehend Brian Laundrie”.
But his daughter called his whole effort “totally staged” and mentioned: “Realistically, how is he doing this, what the hell is he doing, and who is funding this nonsense!? He's trying to distract everybody from everything, that's what he does. He tries to hide his problems.” Cecily also added, “To be completely honest with you, the FBI is never going to let Dog the Bounty Hunter catch Brian anyway — the FBI is way too prideful for that.”
The reality television personality has been looking for Gabby’s boyfriend for days alongside the FBI after he went missing on September 14. He was reported missing by his family on September 17 -- two days before his 22-year-old girlfriend’s remains were found inside a national park in Wyoming. An arrest warrant has also been issued in his name after he apparently used a debit card, which was believed to be of Gabby. The arrest warrant notes that Brian used the card “on or about August 30, 2021, through and including on or about September 1, 2021” in Wyoming and elsewhere and “obtained things of value aggregating to $1,000 or more.”