Bonnie Chapman’s feud with dad Duane ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Chapman is exploding.
As OK! previously spilled, Bonnie claimed that her famous dad often used racist and homophobic rhetoric, alleging that is what got him fired from streaming platform Unleashed TV.
She also claimed her support for the Black Lives Matter movement got her 86’ed from his upcoming wedding to Francie Frane.
As OK! reported, In a recent interview, the 68-year-old bounty hunter tried to set the record straight on the accusations lodged against him. “I have never been a racist,” Chapman explained. “I'm 33.5 percent Apache. But because of over 15 years ago, I have an Achilles' heel because I used the wrong word.”
The former A&E star came under fire in 2007 when a leaked phone call with his son surfaced where he used the N-word several times. When asked by ET host Kevin Frazier why he used the derogatory term, he said "I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem."
Chapman said that the “brothers” gave him a pass to use the word. “I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending 18 months in Texas, and it was probably three-fourths from the Black tribe,” he added. “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.”
As his cringeworthy interview was happening, his daughter Bonnie took to social media to slam her dad. “I’m deeply embarrassed and disappointed in the man Duane Chapman is today,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.
“My dad ran away from the person she inspired him to be,” she wrote in a statement posted via Instagram on Tuesday, August 24.
Bonnie also claimed her dad was emotionally and verbally abusive to her starting from a young age. “As a child, I was always silenced by him, threatened with physical violence,” she explained. “I will no longer back down. I stand for what I believe in firmly and I think my mother deserves the honor.”