‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughter, Cecily, Claiming Self-Defense in Domestic Violence Arrest: ‘I’d Do it Again’

by Samantha Whidden

Following the news that Cecily Barmore Chapman was arrested for domestic violence in Hawaii last month, Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman’s daughter is now speaking about the situation. 

As previously reported, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter was arrested after Honolulu police responded to a call at her residence just before midnight on July 31st. Cecily’s boyfriend, Matty Smith, alleged that she verbally and physically assaulted him. The couple was notably drinking before the alleged assault happened. 

At the time of the arrest, Smith told police Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter has a history of verbal and physical abuse toward him. The police then arrested her with a misdemeanor abuse of a household member charge. Cecily alleged that the fight broke out after Smith said vile things about her dead mother, Beth Chapman. 

According to a statement to PageSix, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter claims she was actually defending herself against Smith during the dispute. “It’s truly sad that a woman who was attacked by a man and defended herself would be shamed for doing so,” she declared. 

The reality star’s daughter also states she finds the shaming completely gross. She says if she would have defended herself if she was in the same situation again. “Let me be a voice of clarity for little girls everywhere. Fight back when you become a victim.”

To sum it up, Cecily says she wasn’t the attacker. “I was attacked. I defended myself. I’d do it again. End of story.”

The Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has also decided not to press charges against Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter.

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughter Cecily Recently Cancels Her Wedding to Matty Smith 

Earlier this month, Cecily announced she had canceled her dream wedding to Matt Smith. Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter shared at the time while the wedding is put on hold indefinitely, her relationship with Smith is actually not over.

“It could be a year. It could be six months, it could be two years, or it could be a long time,” Cecily stated. She also goes on to say that she and Smith are not really sure when the event will happen. She’s definitely not ready to get married after all.  

Based on the timeline, it appears the wedding was canceled after the couple’s altercation. When she revealed the wedding was a no-go, Cecily said she didn’t want to talk more about the situation. She just wants to respect Matty’s privacy. The couple has been together for five years.

Dog the Bounty Hunter himself has yet to make a statement about his daughter’s situation. The two have reportedly been estranged for a while. She claims to not be invited to the realty star’s upcoming wedding to Francie Frane. The event is set to take place on September 2nd.