Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman is set to be married to Francie Frane on September 2, and two of his daughters don’t seem very happy about it. Reportedly not invited to the wedding, Cecily and Bonnie Chapman’s wedding snub instigated another of Chapman’s daughters, Lyssa, to call them out.
Lyssa claims her two sisters are “putting out lies” about her father and further says his “ex-business partners” are using Bonnie and trying to turn her against him. She also adamantly mentioned Chapman not being racist or homophobic.
“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. Dad is not a racist and not homophobic. He loves all people.”
Lyssa then expands on the first tweet by saying “everything Bonnie is alleging has been put in her head by ex-business partners of my father who are angry they couldn’t ride his coattails any longer. Dad quit working with them when he realized they were con men.”
Lyssa is likely referencing the racism and homophobia allegations by “Dog Unleashed’s” producers.
Cecily Responds To Why She Wasn’t Invited To Duane Chapman’s Wedding
However, Cecily has a different story. Claiming she and Bonnie were not invited, Cecily told TMZ her own theory for being ignored by her father.
“What I’m seeing personally is that my dad is having a hard time dealing with the fact that maybe he’s not gonna be able to replace my mom and that maybe me and Bonnie bring out a lot from my mom and that he sees our mom in us.”
She explains that this resemblance scares Dog, and his two daughters remind him too much of their departed mother.
“I feel like that scares him. Yes, he can move on, yes he can get married again — that’s not the problem. I think he’s just scared that we remind him too much of our mother.”
The Chapman drama shows no sign of stopping, but hopefully, the family will make up soon.
Cecily Cancels Her Own Wedding Shortly Before Her Father’s
Though Duane Chapman’s wedding is fast approaching, Cecily recently canceled her own. On August 20, Cecily Chapman canceled her “dream wedding” to Matty Smith.
During an interview with The Sun, Cecily clarified they are not breaking up, but are taking a break.
“It could be a year. It could be six months, it could be two years, or it could be a long time. So we’re just not sure. I’m definitely not in a rush to get married.”
When probed about the reason, Cecily wouldn’t specify, claiming she wanted to respect Smith’s privacy.