Cecily Barmore Chapman's partner of 5 years, Matty Smith, claimed she punched him in the face and back.
Trigger Warning: This article contains details of abuse that may be distressing to readers.
Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Champan's stepdaughter, Cecily Barmore Chapman, was arrested in Hawaii for domestic violence. Cecily is Dog's stepdaughter from his marriage to his late wife Beth Chapman, who died in 2019 after a battle with throat cancer. On July 31, Cecily and her partner of 5 years, Matty Smith, were drinking, after which she became verbally and physically abusive. Matty claimed she punched him in the face and back, leaving bruises. This isn't the first incident of its kind, he said. FOX News reports that—according to documentation obtained by TMZ—police got a phone call around midnight on July 31, and Cecily was later placed under arrest for "misdemeanor abuse of a household member."
Matty Smith reportedly told police that the pair had been ‘drinking’ before Cecily Chapman ‘became verbally and physically abusive’. https://t.co/GzGX8diTQH— Metro (@MetroUK) August 30, 2021
The Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney's Office told TMZ they will not be filing charges yet, but have two years to change their mind if there is new evidence regarding the incident. Cecily confirmed the altercation to the outlet, saying that it was one "where a man struck me and said vile things about the memory of my dead mother. I used proportional response, disabled the aggressor, and stood up for the memory of my mom. She would have handled it quite the same way, I can assure you," she said. "If you put your hands on Cecily Chapman you will get your ass kicked."
Dog's daughter Cecily arrested for 'punching her ex and biting his back' https://t.co/1aQCvMgMEZ— The US Sun (@TheSunUS) August 30, 2021
As for her relationship with her stepfather, things are a bit strained as Cecily claims Dog didn't invite her to his upcoming wedding to fiancée Francie Frane. "My only guess or idea would be that he’s just not really on the same path as me and my sister," Cicily told TMZ. "What I’m seeing personally is just my dad is having a hard time dealing with the fact that maybe he’s not going to be able to replace my mom and that me and Bonnie bring a lot out from my mom and he sees our mom in us. I feel like that scares him," she continued. "Yes, he can move on. Yes, he can get married again – that’s not the problem. I just think he’s too scared that we remind him too much of my mother."
Sixty-eight-year-old Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman’s wedding is scheduled for September 2, 2021. Cecily has never met Francie Frane before and if Dog did invite her for the wedding, it would be the first time the two would ever meet. “If he asked me to go, sure I would, he is still my dad,” she shared. Cecily told The Sun earlier this month that she herself was planning on tying the knot with Matty but canceled her dream wedding amid family drama. The couple is now "spending time apart for a little bit." The 28-year-old shared, “I am not getting married. It could be a year, it could be six months, it could be two years, it can be a long time. So, we're just not sure,” she said before adding, “I'm definitely not in a rush to get married.”