Duane ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Chapman was hit with a $1.3 million lawsuit while he was out sniffing around for fugitive Brian Laundrie.
In a video obtained by The Sun, the TV personality is seen getting served court papers that accuse him of breach of contract in regards to his cancelled show Dog Unleashed.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star was fired from the spinoff after he allegedly made racist and homophobic comments, according to the outlet.
Chapman was let go from the show’s production back in April, after Unleashed Entertainment President and Ceo Michael Donovan claimed the 68-year-old’s offensive actions breached “contractual agreements.”
Donovan is now suing Chapman for defamation, according to the court documents filed on Tuesday, October 5.
“Defendant is a disgraced reality TV star who was fired by Plaintiff after his company discovered that the Defendant had used racial epithets to attack Black teenage Black Lives Matter Activists,” the papers read. “Plaintiff’s investigation into the allegations of racial epithets also uncovered illegal activity.”
The lawsuit also alleges that Chapman “illegally holstered and wore a taser device during filming in Virginia, which is illegal in the Commonwealth considering Chapman has been convicted of a violent crime.”
The reality star previously served time after being convicted of first-degree murder back in the 70s.
The docs continue: “[Chapman] engaged in a course of conduct to lash out at Plaintiff for terminating his contract and this conduct has led to Defendant committing the tort of defamation.”
The lawsuit comes in the midst of Chapman’s hunt for Laundrie, the missing 23-year-old who is a person of interest in the recent death of his fiancé Gabby Petitio.
Laundrie has been MIA since mid-September, and he was last seen just days before Petito’s body was recovered in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Law enforcement has been searching in the Carlton Reserve in Florida, where the fugitive’s parents believe he might be hiding out.
As OK! previously reported, Laundrie’s father Chris was asked by the FBI on Thursday, October 7 to assist with the search in the reserve, which is made up of nearly 25,000 acres.