‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ wows packed Bradenton church with message of redemption


BRADENTON — He replaced his trademark arm bands, feathers and leather vest with a conservative suit coat, but he still wore sunglasses, metal-tipped cowboy boots and a half-pound of gold chains and medallions around his neck.

Duane Chapman, who’s known around the world as “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was definitely in the house.

Chapman delivered a very personal message of redemption Sunday — during three services — at The Source Church in Bradenton, while his bounty-hunting wife Beth watched from the front row.



‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ business sued by Hawaii for $35G



“Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman’s bail bonds business owes Hawaii $35,500, the state attorney general said Wednesday.

“Bail bond companies promise to pay us when their clients skip court,” state Attorney General Doug Chin said in a statement announcing that his office is suing Da Kine Bail Bonds for forfeitures from 21 criminal cases. “Simply put, if they don’t pay we have to hunt down that money.”

Chapman and his wife Beth disputed Chin’s allegations, saying they already caught most of the fugitives who jumped bail on their reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” That makes the forfeitures “null and void,” the statement said.

The state’s lawsuit also names Safety National Casualty Corporation as a defendant. According to the state, the company is the surety obligated to pay if Da Kine defaults. The company, headquartered in St. Louis, didn’t immediately return an after-hours phone message seeking comment.

A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was canceled in 2012. Chapman and his wife later started “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” which aired on Country Music Television.

More at http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/07/14/dog-bounty-hunter-business-sued-by-hawaii-for-35k.html


Tearful Beth Chapman lashes out at Celebrity Big Brother after she’s forced to pull out

Beth Chapman has lashed out at Celebrity Big Brother.

Mirror Online reported earlier today that the US reality had been forced to pull out of the Channel 5 reality series after allegedly being denied a visa.

Although she opted not to comment at the time, the American beauty has now hinted that she is not on good terms with the CBB team.

With just hours to go until the new series launches, Beth took to Twitter to address the speculation surrounding her dramatic exit from the show.

According to a report in The Sun, the US star was denied a visa because she has a criminal record after she was allegedly caught shoplifting in the late Eighties.

Commenting on the speculation, she pointed out: “I have no convictions!”

Read the rest at http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/tearful-beth-chapman-lashes-out-8514737

ENTRY DENIED Beth Chapman ruled out of Celebrity Big Brother after being DENIED a visa due to a historical criminal record

Her husband Duane was also denied a visa to appear on CBB in 2012 due to a criminal conviction.

CELEBRITY Big Brother hasn’t even started yet but the drama has already begun as Beth Chapman has been pulled from the line-up.

The wife of Dog The Bounty Hunter was denied a visa to the UK due to her historical criminal record and so won’t be entering the CBB house.


More at https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1512478/entry-denied-beth-chapman-ruled-out-of-celebrity-big-brother-after-being-denied-a-visa-due-to-a-historical-criminal-record/


Press Release In Regards to Leaving Dog And Beth Leaving CMT While Beth Runs For PBUS Presidency

HONOLULU, HAWAII – In an unprecedented move, Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman announced today that they have chosen to end their partnership and leave CMT network with their hit show, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” after just three seasons.  The move came about as a family decision to allow Beth time and energy to pursue the presidency of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS).  PBUS is a national association which represents over 15,000 bail agents across the United States.

“Our show has focused on trying to make the industry better and I feel that it is time for us to put our money where our mouth is in regards to protecting our industry,” said Beth Chapman.  “As we have traveled throughout the country, we have learned that our industry is under attack and our bail agents need strong and experienced leadership to protect the good work they do all across the United States.”

The decision comes at a time when bail reform across the country is taking the form of totally removing cash bail systems.  A recent lawsuit in California seeks to get rid of the cash bail system by deeming it unconstitutional, and legal actions like this have traditionally gone unchallenged by the industry.  That is something Beth Chapman will change as president of PBUS.

“I worked with the California Bail Agents Association to get them on as interveners in the case so that the industry can mount a significant challenge to this incredibly disastrous lawsuit,” said Beth Chapman.  “The bail industry provides a service to the government and helps ensure the public’s safety.  Removing the bail system would have a deleterious effect on the criminal justice system.  It is imperative that our association, under strong leadership, fight every attempt by these social justice lackeys to remove cash bail when their only goal is to make it easier for the bad guys to get out of jail.”

Duane “Dog” Chapman echoed his wife’s sentiments when considering whether or not to continue their show.  The Chapmans were in contract negotiations with CMT when the couple, along with their son Leland, decided to suspend the show temporarily to make Beth’s candidacy their priority.

“For over twelve years we have shown on TV the importance of the bail industry in assisting the criminal justice system, and I have preached about how important it is that bail agents and bounty hunters conduct themselves properly,” said Duane Chapman.  “We made this incredibly tough decision because we feel that without intervention from all of our associations, we will no longer have an industry in which to work.  This is not an end to “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” but if these lawyers have their way, it will be the end of the bail system in the United States and we cannot sit by and let that happen.”

The election for president of PBUS will take place in Las Vegas at the end of February, at the organization’s annual conference.  The Chapmans have reserved all rights to their show and will resume filming when they feel that the industry is in a position of proactively protecting its interests.  Until then, Beth has committed to continuing to work with various state legislatures to make good public policy in regards to the bail systems throughout the United States.  She will also monitor and intervene, when necessary, in legal challenges which seek to weaken or destroy the various bail systems.

“For far too long our industry has sat on the sidelines as reforms have made it easier for someone charged with a crime to get out of jail without supervision or accountability,” said Beth Chapman.  “These drastic and damaging reforms require a drastic response and it is time for the sleeping giant, which is the bail industry, to wake up and fight for what has been a constitutional right since our nation was formed.”