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Dog The 'Brian Laundrie' Hunter Sued For $1.3 Million For Racist & Homophobic Behavior In Unreleased Show

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Dog The Bounty Hunter

Dog the Bounty Hunter's racist past is coming to the surface once again after he was reportedly served a new lawsuit.

Dog is reportedly facing a $1.3 million lawsuit over an alleged contract breach on his unaired show "Dog Unleashed."

The show was canceled before it ever aired and the lawsuit alleges that Dog fired from the show after racist outbursts and using an illegal Taser to intimidate his way into someone’s home during a shoot in Virginia.

The lawsuit also accuses Dog of using homophobic language — all of which he denies — but this isn't the first time the reality star has faced similar claims. 

These accusations join a long list of similar allegation that seem to have been pushed aside amid his high profile search for Brian Laundrie

A full list of Dog the Bounty Hunter's racism allegations. 

These accusations join a long list of similar allegation that seem to have been pushed aside amid his high profile search for Brian Laundrie

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Dog The Bounty Hunter used the n-word six times in a 2007 phonecall. 

Many years ago, in 2007, Dog was caught saying the N-word over six times during a phone call with his son that was being recorded and made public in the "National Enquirer."

In the call, Dog can be heard expressing concern about his son's relationship with a Black woman. He expresses fears that the woman — who he refers to using the n-word — would ruin their careers if she heard them use the n-word. 

"I'll help you get another job but you can not work here unless you break up with her and she's out of your life. I can't handle that sh-t," he tells his son.

He had an apology back in 2007 as well, saying, “My sincerest, heartfelt apologies go out to every person I have offended for my regrettable use of very inappropriate language.”

Dog's daughter, Bonnie Chapman accused him of being against BLM. 

Recently Dog’s daughter, Bonnie Chapman, 22, revealed that she and her half-sister Cecily, 28, had not been invited to their father’s wedding with Francie Frane.

Frane, 52, had told her that she had not been invited because of her involvement in Black Lives Matter protests with the show, The System, which is available for streaming on UnleashedTV.

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Bonnie revealed that her father had been fired by the platform for using racist and homophobic epithets towards her fellow cast members.

“He has embraced old prejudices and doubled down on racist and homophobic stereotypes,” she wrote. “For example, my dad hates BLM and called BLM protestors who I proudly stand with each and every day ‘thugs.’”

She continued by mentioning how her father had begun aligning himself with right-wing extremists and “QAnon wackos,” apologizing for having to reveal the truth to so many people who might have looked up to the Dog they knew and loved.

“I know this may be a shock to some of the public, but you deserve the truth,” she wrote. “Growing up, we have to take the people we idolize off a pedestal.”

Dog The Bounty Hunter recently addressed the racism and homophobia accusations. 

He has spoken out about the recent remarks made against him by Bonnie in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier.

"I have never been a racist. I'm 33 1/2 percent Apache," he said to Frazier, who is a Black man.

Frazier asked him about the phone call with his son, wondering why he thought it was OK for him to say the word.

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“I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem," said Dog. “I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending 18 months in Texas, and it was probably three-quarters from the Black tribe.”

Dog claimed he once had an 'n-word pass.'

To further defend himself, he claimed that his pass had ‘expired’ and no one told him, adding that saying racial slurs doesn’t make you a racist.

"If you use that word, and you use it in your regular everyday life, it makes you a racist," replied Frazier. To which, Dog said, “I have more Black friends than Eminem.”

Frazier mentions that this is the proximity argument, and tries to explain why it’s invalid. Just because you are around a lot of black people and have a lot of Black friends does not mean you are allowed to say the N-word.

This was the argument he also used to defend himself from homophobic comments.

"I have three people on my staff that are gay men,” Dog said. “My daughter [Lyssa] is gay. I don't understand why anybody would ever say that. 

“Would I die for a gay man or a Black man? I'd lay down my life," an emotional Dog asserted.

If we’re to believe that Dog is searching for Laundrie out of the kindness of his heart and not for the publicity, we still shouldn’t forget the hurtful things he’s said in the past.

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Isaac Serna-Diez is a writer who focuses on entertainment and news, social justice, and politics. Follow him on Twitter here.