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Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Accuses Him of Racism, Homophobia, Cheating on Their Late Mom Beth

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Accuses Him of Racism, Homophobia, Cheating on Their Late Mom Beth

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman‘s daughter Bonnie Chapman is getting real and making some serious allegations about her father.

If you don’t know, 68-year-old reality star got engaged to Francie Frane in May 2020, just 10 months after his wife of 13 years, Beth Chapman, died from throat cancer at the age of 51.

Duane‘s daughters, Bonnie, 22, and Cecily, 28, revealed they were not invited to his September 2021 wedding to Francie.

Now, Bonnie has released a lengthy statement making some serious allegations against her dad. Among them include racist language towards the Black Lives Matter protests that took place last year, homophobia, dangerous COVID-19 practices, and alleged repeated cheating with “friends and strangers” while married to Beth.

Click inside to read Bonnie’s allegations against her father…

Bonnie began in a post on her Facebook, “On the morning of August 22, TMZ released the following story about my sister and me not being invited to my dad’s wedding. Later in the morning, I received a text from Francie Frane, my dad’s fiancé. Francie’s text message confirmed that the reason I wasn’t invited to my dads wedding is my choice to participate in social justice and [Black Lives Matter] protests with “The System”, and not condemn the streaming platform when they fired my father for using epithets. I’m sorry, but I can’t defend my Dad’s racism.”

“Considering the text I received today, I have just a little bit more to say about this entire subject,” she continued.

“When it comes to ‘The System’ on UnleashedTV, my father was fired by the platform for using racial and homophobic epithets toward my fellow cast members on the show, which is about social justice advocacy and protesting violence and racial bias by police. I have expressed time and time again my ever-growing disappointment in my father’s progression into his old racist ways,” Bonnie added.

Bonnie continued, “I had forgiven my father after my mother’s death for countless actions that I shouldn’t have. He would cheat on my mom all the time, and I hated him every time he did it, but I forgave him for that because I wanted a relationship with my dad. I thought I had only one parent left. I was left with the racist and homophobic parents. I can’t begin to fathom how some of my mother’s fans may feel. I say my mother’s fans because everyone watched for Beth. My mother was a shining light in the void. I can no longer watch someone diminish her light with his hatred. I can no longer sit and be quiet about these things.”

“My mom was a true leader, and believe it or not; she kept my dad focused on his career. We all know of his missteps, but my mom always stood by him. She also kept him in line! My mom was loyal, and she was fiercely protective of her family. She loved my father and did her best to make him the best man he could be. All too often, that job consisted of dealing with his near-constant infidelity with her friends and strangers while trying to teach him to be a better man. I don’t think that work was in vain; I think mom did change my dad. But that change vanished when my mom died,” she wrote.

Bonnie added, “Since my mom died, my dad ran away from the person she inspired him to be. He began to do that when she was sick in the hospital, and he began to have an affair with a friend of my mom’s.”

She added, “As a child, I was always silenced by him, threatened with physical violence, and I will no longer back down. I stand for what I believe in firmly, and I think my mother deserves the honor. My father has dishonored my mother in countless ways since her passing. He’s associated himself with people like right-wing megachurch pastor Greg Locke, who mock crucified his own son for religious propaganda and spews hate toward LGBTQ people almost constantly in his social media.”

Bonnie added, “My life has been threatened on several occasions by QAnon wackos, and my father has sat and made excuses for why he won’t say anything. I’m sorry to speak about the real Duane Chapman for those who loved my mother and loved the man she loved. I know this may be a shock to some of the public, but you deserve the truth. I’m sorry for those who looked up to my father growing up. I’m sorry to those who truly thought he was a good man; I thought so too at some point. Growing up, we have to take the people we idolize off a pedestal. I believe my father, at some point, was making his best efforts to be a good man, which is why I’ve publicly ALWAYS defended him. I followed my mom’s lead. I followed the strongest woman I’ve ever known. I was scared my only parent would hate me. I was scared of not being invited to family gatherings. However, I know my mom would never stand for this, and it is in honor of her legacy that I speak out.”

“He has embraced old prejudices and doubled down on racist and homophobic stereotypes. For example, my dad hates BLM and called BLM protestors who I proudly stand with each and every day ‘thugs.’ He has used horrific epithets against LGBTQ people, and he has further aligned himself with right-wing extremists who believe in QAnon theories. In December 2020 Francie told me she had Covid-19, but that she slept with my father because God told her too. She also told me she flew to speaking events knowing she had covid. She didn’t seem to care about the thousands of people she could have infected,” Bonnie continued. “If my dad and his new wife want to travel to right-wing churches attacking gay people and advancing QAnon theories, he can certainly do that, but I’m going to stand by the memory and legacy of my mom, Beth Chapman. Her memory, and the values she stood for, are worth fighting to advance.”

She wrote, “That’s why I joined the cast of ‘The System’. We stand against police corruption every day, and every day I stand and fight against the kind of racism and bias that I saw come from my father growing up. I know I’m exactly where my mom would want me to be, fighting to protect the weak and standing up for the inherent worth of every single person.”

Bonnie concluded with, “I said before that I really didn’t know why I wasn’t invited to my dads wedding. While I knew he was mad about being fired, he has only himself to blame. I thought my dad would be man enough to put family first, but it appears that man died with my mother.”

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