One of Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughters has dismissed his high-profile pursuit of Brian Laundrie as a “publicity stunt.”
“He needs to back off and let the FBI handle it,” Cecily Chapman, 28, told The Sun of her estranged 68-year-old dad, Duane Chapman.
“It’s just a publicity stunt. That’s really what it is,” she said of Dog, who adopted her after marrying her mom, Beth, who died in 2019.
She questioned how Dog was financing his hunt for Gabby Petito’s fugitive boyfriend — while noting that he has reportedly been shopping a potential new reality TV show.
“A real network would be aware of the situation and I’m pretty sure everyone knows that this is a f—ing publicity stunt,” she insisted of the one-time reality star whose last planned show was scrapped.
Cecily insisted that footage of Dog wading in swamp water “looks totally staged,” and laughed off his claims of making breakthroughs in the case.
Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the search for Brian Laundrie on September 25, 2021.William Farrington Fort De Soto Park Camping area where Dog the Bounty Hunter claims that Brian Laundrie was last seen here with his parents.momandpaparazzi.com / SplashNews Brian Laundrie is the subject of a massive FBI-led manhunt after disappearing in September 14, 2021.Instagram
“What, you found a Monster Energy can? What does that do for anyone?” she asked of the empty drink that Dog showed off as proof of a possible campsite in Florida’s Fort De Soto Park, where Laundrie went with his parents after returning from his cross-country trip without Petito.
Cecily questioned how Chapman was funding his hunt, and also dismissed the chances of him finding the fugitive before law enforcement.
“To be completely honest with you, the FBI is never going to let Dog the Bounty Hunter catch Brian anyway — the FBI is way too prideful for that,” she insisted.
Cecily and her 22-year-old sister, Bonnie, are estranged from newlywed Dog after becoming his most outspoken critics.
Bonnie has accused the reality hunter of racism and homophobia as well as cheating on her late mom.
Dog previously told Page Six, “Sadly, Bonnie and Cecily have been employed by disgruntled former associates with multiple felonies who want revenge at any cost and are attempting to tarnish my