Chapman's Taped Conversation Sold to Tabloids by Son

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's private phone conversation, in which he used the n-word repeatedly, was taped and sold to The National Enquirer by his son.

That's according to Chapman's lawyer -- Brook Hart.  He says Chapman's son, Tucker, sent the recording to the tabloid for what the attorney called "a lot of money."

Tucker Chapman could not immediately be reached for comment.  "Dog" Chapman has apologized for his remarks.

A&E has suspended production of his TV series, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," saying the network takes the matter very seriously.