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

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The lawsuit alleges that Duane Chapman was fired from his television show for racist outbursts and for carrying an illegal taser while filming in Virginia, which he allegedly used to break into someone’s home, the UK reported. Sun.

The lawsuit also accuses Chapman of using homophobic language.

He has denied the allegations, according to the newspaper, that he obtained images of the bounty hunter being treated.

His show Unleashed dog, was canceled a few weeks before its April 1 premiere due to “actions taken by Mr. Chapman during the production of the show that violate contractual agreements,” according to a statement from Unleashed Entertainment president and CEO Michael Donovan.

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

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“The defendant is a disgraced reality television star who was fired by the plaintiff after his company discovered that the defendant had used racial epithets to attack teenage black activists Black Lives Matter,” according to reported court documents.

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“The plaintiff’s investigation into the racial epithet allegations also uncovered illegal activity,” the lawsuit reportedly states, adding that Chapman “resorts to tired homophobic tropes, calling one of the openly gay plaintiffs ‘dad’ from in a mocking way and making a vile and disgusting implication using the words ‘little kids’ and ‘dad’ together. “

The report alleges that Chapman “engaged in a course of conduct to lash out at the plaintiff for terminating his contract and this conduct has led the defendant to commit the offense of defamation.”

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Donovan also claims that Chapman “illegally holstered and used a taser device during filming in Virginia, which is illegal in the Commonwealth considering that Chapman has been convicted of a violent crime” due to his 1976 first degree murder conviction, when he was sentenced. to five years in a Texas prison.

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

Donovan is seeking $ 1.3 million in the lawsuit.

Chapman has yet to provide a response, but his representative told the Sun: “Dog’s brief association with Mike Donovan was ill-advised from the start. Now, Mike, a criminal with multiple active fraud investigations at his Libre by Nexus company by various state attorneys general, is attempting to tarnish Dog’s image in the public eye. “

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

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