Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Bonnie Chapman claims her support of Black Lives Matter was part of what lead to her falling out with her father.
Bonnie, biological daughter of Dog and the late Beth Chapman, explained why she thinks she wasn’t invited to her dad’s upcoming wedding, telling TMZ her activism along with her connection to dad Duane Chapman’s former network UnleashedTV sparked the rift.
According to Dog’s daughter, UTV fired the reality star for using racial and homophobic epithets. She also claims he called BLM protesters ‘thugs.’
Disagree: Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Bonnie Chapman claims her support of Black Lives Matter was part of what lead to her falling out with her father
Bonnie still works with UTV on their own show The System, which focuses on dismantling systemic racism.
And that connection seemed to make things tense between the family this weekend when Chapman’s fiancée Francie Frane texted Bonnie to accuse her and step-sister Cecily of betraying their father by working with the network.
‘Bonnie, First I’d like to say that playing dumb does not suit you AT ALL, You are WAY WAY SMARTER than that,’ Frane wrote in a text given to TMZ.
‘And Cecily’s statement is absolutely INCORRECT !!!! We Love How the two of You in different ways are like your mom.
‘So let’s not beat around the bush, You & Cecily both known you haven’t been invited to the wedding because your living under the same roof with the people who stabbed in the back, robbed, lied, manipulated, smeared his name and tried to ruin his career.
Rift: Bonnie, biological daughter of Dog and the late Beth Chapman, thinks she wasn’t invited to her dad’s upcoming wedding to Francie Frane because of her activism and her connection to dad Duane Chapman’s former network UnleashedTV
Better times: The Chapmans are seen together in 2019
‘You and Cecily have chosen to align yourselves with this and my job is to AT ALL COSTS protect you dad !!! I Love You Bonnie, And I truly hope with all my heart that You and Cecily find what your searching for and find happiness, true happiness in your life.’
Dog – who is a father of 13 – denied his daughters claims he was fired over using racist/homophobic language, calling the accusations a ‘false’ attempt to mess with the wedding.
He also told TMZ his daughters are being ‘groomed’ by his shady former associates, pleading: ‘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.’
The day earlier Bonnie and Cecily told TMZ a slightly different story, saying they think they have not been asked to attend the nuptials and they think it is because they resemble his late wife Beth and the star perhaps does not want to be reminded of her.
Dog and Francie responded that they ‘love Cecily and Bonnie very much’ but they ‘wish to keep any family issues private.’
Late wife: Beth died at a hospital in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer on June 26, 2019. She was 51. Seen in 2017 above
Other reasons: The day earlier Bonnie and Cecily told TMZ a slightly different story, saying they think they have not been asked to attend the nuptials and they think it is because they resemble his late wife Beth and the star perhaps does not want to be reminded of her
Beth died at a hospital in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer on June 26, 2019. She was 51.
She and Dog had been married since 2006 and she co-starred alongside her husband on Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog’s Most Wanted.
Chapman has been married five times and has 13 children.
His first child is Christopher Michael Hecht, whose mother is Debbie White.
He two children with his first ex-wife, La Fonda Sue Darnell: they are sons Duane Lee Chapman, II (born in 1973) and Leland Blane Chapman (born in 1976).
The family: Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman (C) and family arrive at Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center in 2013 in Los Angeles, California
With second ex-wife Ann Tegnell, Dog welcomed three children: Zebadiah Chapman (born in 1980, but is deceased) Wesley Chapman (also born in 1980), and James Robert Chapman (born in 1982).
With third ex-wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain, he had daughter Barbara Katie Chapman (born 1982; she is deceased), son Tucker Dee Chapman (born 1983) and Lyssa Rae Chapman (born 1987).
Dog had two children with Beth: Bonnie (born 1998) and Garry (born 2001).
He adopted Cecily Barmore-Chapman (born 1993) who Beth had with her ex-husband.
The 68-year-old reality television star – who has been married five times previously – will be marrying 52-year-old rancher Francie next week.
He said this summer: ‘I’m getting married. We went to the venue, picked it out yesterday, looked at it. Man, it costs a lot to get married.’
They began dating in March 2020 which was 10 months after his wife Beth died.
When he wed Beth: From left are Timothy Chapman, jr., Leland Chapman, Duane lee Chapman, Tim Cahpman, Boris Krutonog, Dog, Beth, Moon Angell, Maureen Krutonog, Carrie Chirstman, Lyssa Chapman, Cecily Chapman in 2006