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Taking out a bounty on Dog

cartman-dog.jpgSurely y’all have heard of the trouble that Duane “Dog” Chapman got into recently, when his son sold a tape of a phone conversation where Dog dropped the n-bomb a couple of times. Well now the son’s girlfriend, Monique Shinnery, says she’s planning to sue the Dog for slander. On the tape, Dog says that he doesn’t want his son dating Shinnery because he likes to use the n-word and is afraid she’d tape him using it and sell it to the National Enquirer. Since then, Dog’s been making the requisite public apology tour, and the subject of Shinnery has necessarily come up.

Dog says he’s not happy about his son dating her, not because she’s black but because he thinks she could cause the kid trouble, especially given the fact that he’s currently on probation. Well Shinnery says this is slander and she isn’t having it:

I’m going to sue Dog Chapman. … I want justice. He has slandered me, stated that I have bad character and repeatedly lied about me on national television. If I’m ever going to hold my head up in public again, I need to stand up for what is right…. Dog Chapman knows nothing about my character. He doesn’t know me, and he has never met me. I have had threats from his fans. I have been hiding, afraid to go out. After Dog’s slander against me, my boss told me they might require that I take a drug test. I have never done drugs.

Well I’m not sure that being forced to take a drug test meets the damages threshold, but threats from fans might, just a little. In any event, Shinnery says that her lawsuit won’t be about racism, and not about the money, it’s “about defending my good name.” But, of course, it’s totally about the racism and the money — the race element is what will get a quick settlement or help her case at trial, and money is what she really wants at the end of the day.

Speaking of race and money, how come Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have been so quiet on this one?

(Bonus story link: The LA City Council has passed a resolution which bans the use of the n-word. City Councilman Bernard Parks says the use of the word implies that the speak is lazy and stupid. That is, that they’re like Dog the Bounty Hunter.)

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Too bad! I've always been entertained by Dog and his group of bounty hunters. I was wondering why A&E didn't air the show this week. Hopefully he'll be able to return to television. All this over the "n" word *sigh*.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Troy likes "Dog"! Sheesh, everytime I click on it, I feel like I need to boil myself in clorox! And oh, by the way... Norway Rocks!

I'm surprised Dog's downfall came by using the "N" word. I was so sure it would have been because of Meth.

"All this over the "n" word.."
No. All this cause he's a racist who got caught on tape and a network, which has a legitimate right to not want to be associated with him.

Yay for Los Angeles! Banning words is fun! Maybe books will be next!