When Dog the Bounty Hunter‘s late spouse, Beth Chapman, died … a memorial fund was arrange in her title, however now her daughters are dragging its founder to court docket.
Bonnie Chapman and Cecily Barmore simply filed swimsuit in opposition to Rainy Robinson — who was Beth’s greatest good friend and costar on “Dog’s Most Wanted” — as a result of they declare she’s been operating a charity fund baring their mom’s title/likeness … however has been enriching herself as an alternative.
In the swimsuit, obtained by TMZ, Bonnie and Cecily allege Rainy has been soliciting donations for years — beginning shortly after Beth died of most cancers in 2019 — and that, these days, she’s been falsely promising to switch possession of the fund to the women, however by no means really did it.
That’s an enormous downside for Beth’s daughters … within the swimsuit, they allege Rainy’s been performing in unhealthy religion — by no means intending handy over the fund, and as an alternative, beginning the method to quietly dissolve the charity.
According to the swimsuit, Rainy made a number of social media posts about turning over operations of the fund to Bonnie and Cecily, however wen their attorneys demanded an accounting of how she’s been utilizing the cash … she reversed course and by no means adopted by on the switch.
The daughters are suing to dam using their names and pictures for the charity and wish a minimum of $50K in damages.
Rainy tells TMZ she’s been making an attempt to have the women head the fund since their mother died … however claims they distanced themselves with out rationalization. Rainy additionally says the fund has had good intentions all alongside, together with making a scholarship and a sufferer fund for households whose family members had been murdered.
She additionally claims she informed Bonnie and Cecily they may have the fund, however that they’d have to contact her instantly … which they did not do. Rainy says she now plans to close it down.
Dog tells TMZ … “This is a bogus declare. The memorial fund was accepted by Beth’s property, which I administrate. The lawsuit in opposition to the fund’s founder is nothing greater than harassment.”