Dog the Bounty hunter served $1.3 million lawsuit over “racist behaviour”

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Dog the Bounty Hunter was reportedly hit with a $1.3 million lawsuit accusing him of making “racist and homophobic comments.”


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The suit alleges that Duane Chapman was fired from his TV show for racist outbursts and carrying an illegal Taser while filming in Virginia, which he allegedly used to force his way into someone’s home, reported the U.K. Sun.

The lawsuit also accuses Chapman of using homophobic language.

He has denied the allegations, according to the paper, which obtained footage of the bounty hunter being served.

His show, Dog Unleashed, was cancelled mere weeks before it was set to premiere on April 1 due to “actions taken by Mr. Chapman during the show’s production that breach contractual agreements,” according to a statement from Unleashed Entertainment President and CEO Michael Donovan.

Donovan is the plaintiff of this latest lawsuit, reported the Sun.


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“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,” according to the reported court documents.

“Plaintiff’s investigation into the allegations of racial epithets also uncovered illegal activity,” the suit reportedly states, adding that Chapman “resorts to tired homophobic tropes, calling one of the openly gay Plaintiff ‘daddy’ in a mocking manner and making a vile and disgusting implication using the words ‘little boys’ and ‘daddy’ together.”

The report alleges 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.”


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Donovan also claims 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,” due to his conviction for first-degree murder in 1976, when he was sentenced to five years in a Texas prison.

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At the time, Chapman had been waiting in a getaway car when he fatally shot a 69-year-old man in a fight over marijuana.

Donovan is seeking $1.3 million in the lawsuit.

Chapman has yet to file a response but his rep told the Sun, “Dog’s brief association with Mike Donovan was ill advised from the start. Now, Mike, a felon with multiple active fraud investigations into his company Libre by Nexus from several state attorneys general, is attempting to tarnish Dog’s image in the public eye.”

The rep added: “Everything about this lawsuit is false, the claims are legally untenable, and it will be vigorously defended.”


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