Dog the Bounty Hunter insists that he has "never been a racist" and that "to say a racist name doesn't qualify to make you a racist." https://t.co/KxLJz9EJEQ— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 2, 2021
Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman is about to tie the knot once again, but not all of his family members will see him say "I do." Dog and his fiancée, Francie Frane did not invite Dog's daughter, Bonnie Chapman, to their nuptials.
Dog addresses Bonnie's allegations that he's racist, homophobic and cheated on his late wife and Bonnie's mother.
Bonnie says she did not get an invite to the wedding because she is a supporter of Black Lives Matter.
Francie says about not inviting Bonnie to the wedding.
"As hard as it is and as heartbreaking as it is, we had to make a decision that was very difficult for us. We've been through hell, him and I, in the past three years. ...And I am not going to allow our day to be ruined by this nonsense."
Dog about being accused of racism
"I have never been a racist. I'm 33.5 percent Apache. But because of over 15 years ago, I have an Achilles' heel because I used the wrong word. I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem. I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending time, 18 months in Texas and it was probably three-fourths from the Black tribe. So that was a word that we used back and forth, as maybe a compliment. My pass expired for using it but no one told me that. To say a racist name doesn't qualify to make you a racist."
(a phone call recorded by his son leaked in 2007 and led to the cancelation of his show by A&E. During the call, Dog goes on a racist tirade about his son's girlfriend, using the n-word over six times.)
Dog about the claims that he's used homophobic language in the past.
"I have three men on my staff that are gay. My daughter is gay, Baby Lyssa. I don't understand why anybody would ever say that. Would I die for a gay man or a Black man? I would lay down my life. Bonnie is being brainwashed,"
Dog about the allegations that he cheated on his late wife Beth.
"Beth was in the hospital three times. I was there every single second with her. I went home the night before she passed away with her mother and her sisters because they said, 'She won't pass away, Dog, with you standing there,' So I left. Three hours later, she passed away. So when did I have time? I am a good man. I would have never done that."