When Dog announced that he was marrying his fiancee in September, his daughters' support was overwhelming. Now, an event supposed to bring the family together has divided the Chapman household into two.
Earlier in the week, TMZ reported that Cecily and Bonnie Chapman were banned from their father, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's wedding to his fiancee Francie Frane.
The girls were reported to think that their resemblance to their late mom was why Dog was afraid of inviting them as he walked down the aisle with Frane.
TV personality Duane 'Dog' Chapman (C) and family arrive Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.| Source: Getty Images
However, Bonnie has responded to the claims on her Twitter handle and spilled some truths that have shaken everyone to the core. According to Bonnie, Dog is not the nice man everyone perceives him to be.
She says Beth had worked so hard and changed Dog into a better person, yet so soon after Beth's death, Dog has dishonored her memory and returned to his old racist and homophobic ways.
She says she received a text from her dad's fiance, Frane, explaining why she and Cecily were not invited to their father's wedding.
It seems the two girls actively participating in social justice and not condemning the streaming platform when they fired Dog for using racial epithets is why they are not invited. She, however, continues:
"I'm sorry but I cannot defend my dad's racism."
She continues to say that she was always aware of how bad of a person her dad was, adding that he'd carried on affairs with random women while still married to Beth. She says she'd forgiven him for the sake of wanting a relationship with him.
She says her dad had changed with the persuasion and encouragement of Beth, who also kept him focused on his career, but since her passing on, he's run away from the man he'd become.
She went on to rant about her dad in the lengthy statement, saying that as a child, she was constantly threatened with physical violence, but as of now, she will not be quiet about it any longer.
Initially, Bonnie's support for her dad was immense, and she asked people to stop criticizing him for finding happiness.
Enters Lyssa Chapman. In a series of tweets responding to Bonnie's statement, Lyssa, with a great conviction, has come out to defend Dog from Bonnie's claims.
She says everything Bonnie says about their father is a lie and claims that her sisters have been brainwashed by bad people who are out to seek revenge on Dog.
She continues to urge the people who watched the show to ignore what Bonnie said and asked everyone to pray for her sisters. She goes on to say:
"Dad is not a racist and not homophobic. He loves all people."
Dog and Beth married in 2006, after their on and off romance since 1986. Just like any other marriage, theirs was not a perfect one, and their arguments were often recorded on their show.
In 2019, Beth succumbed to throat cancer, and soon after, he started dating rancher Francie Frane. Their love story began with the two being each other's comfort as they'd both suffered personal losses.
They, however, fell in love and are due to get married in a week, on September 2. Initially, Bonnie's support for her dad was immense, and she asked people to stop criticizing him for finding happiness.
Now, with her statement accusing her dad of doubling down on racism and homophobic stereotypes, Bonnie's ban from the wedding seems to have been cemented.
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