Fiancée Francie Frane told Dog's daughter Bonnie that the reason her dad decided not to invite her to the wedding is because of her reported participation in and support of the Black Lives Matter with a streaming platform that had fired him.
Duane Chapman, better known as Dog The Bounty Hunter, recently revealed that he had plans to wed fiancée Francie Frane on September 2, 2021. But, it seems like his daughters Bonnie, 22, and her half-sister Cecily, 28, will not be able to bear witness to the holy matrimony, because they're not invited, as per PEOPLE.
The sisters told TMZ about not being a part of the wedding, adding that they had no issues with Frane, so it must be because their father has an issue with them.
Later, Frane, 52, told Bonnie that the reason her dad decided not to invite her to the wedding is because of her reported participation in and support of the Black Lives Matter protests with The System, a show apparently available via a streaming platform called UnleashedTV. The bounty hunter was supposed to air his new show Dog Unleashed on the platform in 2021, but he was fired by them before the show was set to start.
According to Outsider, the reason they cut ties with him is because of Dog’s use of racist and homophobic slurs. As expected, there's bad blood between Chapman and his former employers, and probably the fact that his daughter still chose to work with UnleashedTV despite what they did to him, angered him.
This behavior prompted Bonnie to share a lengthy statement on social media accusing Dog, 68, of racism, homophobia, and infidelity. "I'm sorry, but I can't defend my Dad's racism," Bonnie wrote. "I have expressed time and time again my ever-growing disappointment in my father's progression into his old racist ways."
She then accused him of cheating on her late mom Beth Chapman, who died in June 2019, due to cancer.
"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 parent," she continued.
She continued, "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 loved my father and did her best to make him the best man he could be."
Bonnie then went on to accuse her father of embracing "old prejudices," claiming he has called BLM protestors "thugs" and used "horrific epithets" against LGBTQ people.
Dog and Frane's rep issued a statement as a reply to Bonnie, where they said, "Bonnie's allegations are false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding." The statement mentioned that Bonnie and Cecily —who is Beth's daughter with her first husband Keith Barmore— have been "groomed by disgruntled former associates" of Dog "who want revenge at any cost and are attempting to tarnish [his] reputation."
The statement continues: "Please pray for Bonnie and Cecily to be released from whatever hold these people have on them. We love them and pray for them every day. We are grateful to the rest of our family for helping us to set the record straight. Despite the sadness, we feel at this rift in our family, Francie and I are looking forward to celebrating our wedding next week with the rest of our family and close friends."
Meanwhile, Bonnie's half-sister Lyssa Chapman spoke out in support of her father, by defending him and his actions on Twitter. "My sister(s) are putting out lies about our father," Lyssa wrote. "Do not listen! For the record, Bonnie and Cecily are loved by our family and we are heartbroken that bad people are using them to get revenge on Dad. Dad is not a racist and not homophobic. He loves all people."
My sister(s) are putting out lies about our father. Do not listen! For the record, Bonnie and Cecily are loved by our family and we are heartbroken that bad people are using them to get revenge on Dad.— Lyssa Chapman (@BabyLyssaC) August 23, 2021
Dad is not a racist and not homophobic. He loves all people.
What is a wedding without some family drama, right? And who knows drama better than the Chapmans!
Cover Image Source: Instagram | (L) Duane 'Dog' Chapman, (R) Bonnie Chapman