Murderous Dog dropped from Celebrity Big Brother


The Huffington Post has reported that Duane "Dog" Chapman was all set to head to London for Celebrity Big Brother, but a pesky murder conviction from the late '70s is going to keep him from entering the United Kingdom.  

Dog was denied a visa due the conviction. According to reports, Dog was 23 when, in Texas in 1976, he was in a car outside of a building when a friend of his went inside to buy marijuana. The friend apparently got into an argument with the dealer and shot him.

"It's something that follows you the rest of your life, no matter who you become or who you are," said Dog. "I'm not proud of it. In Texas in the `70s, if you were present, you were just as guilty."

According to Dog, everyone in the group was found guilty of murder. Dog was sentenced to five years in prison but paroled after only 18 months.

"I shouldn't have went and I shouldn't have been the person I was back then," he said. "It feels terrible. I'm dumbfounded. I can't believe it, after all these years, especially when we've been on television for the past nine years."

Former police officer Charles Love, who was the responding officer to the murder, submitted a statement that read that "Chapman's role in the crime was minor," and that he was a model inmate prior to release.

The UK Border Agency refused to comment, but has said that the visa was denied because of the conviction and additionally because not enough information was given about his visit. 

Chapman is appealing the denial and hoping for a last-minute change of decision, even though the show was to start to this week.

- Celebrity Big Brother

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 15th, 2012, 4:01 am



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Message Posted On Aug 20th, 2012, 1:23 am

WardogZ, I'm aware of US law. And I would think it was just as stupid if he was trying to go from the UK to the US and was denied. I wasn't trying to single out the UK.



Message Posted On Aug 19th, 2012, 11:59 pm
Whooaa! before people like msd85 start saying it's stupid, you just try getting into the states from the uk with almost any kind of conviction.

Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2012, 4:14 am
Well why didn't Chapman apply for a pardon? Did he think that he might never travel ever again? Even if he didn't pull the trigger. He was convicted. The law is the law. Its about time that even actors be held to the same standard as normal folks. I could care less if the pope said he was a nice guy. I would not let him in. Kudos to the brits.


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Message Posted On Aug 15th, 2012, 4:15 am

I'm no fan of Dog, but this seems stupid. I'm not trying to downplay the person that died here, but it pretty much sounds like Chapman was convicted by proxy, just for having driven the guy there. If even the arresting officer is defending him, I'd say it's time to let it go.

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