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Lyssa Chapman

I Was Drugged on the Night

I Got Arrested!

1/29/2012 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Baby Lyssa Chapman mug shot
Baby Lyssa Chapman says she has a good reason for highly-publicized arrest last year -- and she plans on revealing that and more in a new memoir about the family ... TMZ has learned.

Baby Lyssa's arrest was a big deal when it happened last March -- and a big part of a recent episode of "Dog the Bounty Hunter." Sources close to Lyssa tell TMZ in her planned memoir, she'll reveal she was drugged on the night in question.

According to our sources ... Lyssa, who has had substance abuse issues in the past but has clean and sober for years, even visited a doctor in the months after her arrest who deemed she did not have a substance abuse order.

We're told the book -- which is being repped by Martin Literary Management -- will also detail problems with Leland and Duane Lee. According to our sources, they've left the bail bond business and severed ties with the rest of the family ... putting next season of the show in jeopardy.

Our sources say the production company behind the show have even sent the two a letter demanding their return to production or face being kicked off the show for good.

Calls to A&E have not been returned.


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I wonder if she's going to come clean about Dog molesting her.

977 days ago

Silverado Mom    

My husband and I just started watching this show. From what I can tell, the two younger guys are used as the "runners". Without them, they wouldn't catch much. Both myself and hubby felt it was sad that their pregnant daughter participated in capturing criminals. She jumped a fence, she went to a door of a criminal, and so on. I would imagine that some resentment has built up that the two main breadwinners are not very participatory in comparison to the runners. That Mom needs to get smaller breasts, learn to job, and that Dad needs to get rid of his hair extensions. I found lawsuits pending against the Dad. I do think the parents are helpful in keeping their daughter clean. And that's great.

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977 days ago


What moron was in charge of writing this article? Usually I just think, "Eh, it's TMZ" but this article is especially horrendous.

977 days ago


It amazes me how so many people are calling them white trash... To me, they are doing very well for being "trash." I want to be trash and have a home in Hawaii and a ranch in Colorado. They are not some Jersey Shore, Housewives, Kardashians who have a TV show for nothing... ate least they do something, or pretend to do...

977 days ago


you all do know it's a tv show right?

977 days ago


From how they edited that episode, it never occured to Lyssa that she may have been drugged. Beth told her the next morning she needs to be more careful, you could get GHB'd! You could see the wheels turning on Lyssa's face. So if she really did go to the hospital to get her blood tested in time then she must have proof of this claim...if not, she's full of crap.

977 days ago


Baby Buck Tooth is hot, but her family disgusts me. I hope they fall to pieces. What kind of looser makes his money tracking down people so they can spend time behind bars? Way to turn your life around Dawg!! No remorse for this family.

977 days ago


Who in the hell is this fugly girl

977 days ago


I've always hated this group of redneck hypocrites. Now even more reason to dislike Big Boobs Beth and her Dumbass Husband and the rest of the redneck family.
The only reason I tune in at times is to cheer on the guys they are after.

977 days ago


This show is sort of like the Truman Show with the button "How is it going to end?". I've been entertained by this show since it came out but this season is like watching a train wreck. Beth is acting WAY too big for her britches, ss shown in the last episode with the way she treated the young girl addicted to oxy, Beth has no compassion. It's all about fame for Beth and it's going to be interesting to see how she handles how fast her fame is dropping. They need to bring back Garry-boy so there's at least someone else I can throw things at on the TV other than Beth. So, who will be the next in the Champman extended family to do something? Another sexual arrest for Tim? A Lyssa DUI? Domestic abuse between Dog and Beth? Garry-boy going into gay porn? Cecily being arrested for ice posession? If A&E had compassion, they'd just cancel the show right now and get this family out of the spotlight and let them get the professional help they need before someone elses life is destroyed.

977 days ago


It makes me laugh how many have said "who is this b****"

977 days ago


Fyi- the reason they call her baby lyssa is because it was her mothers name too. Nothing to do with her age, kinda like Junior with a male.

977 days ago


I am a loyal watcher.... I feel for Lyssa..... it is hard to stay clean.... and as far as calling her and her family trash.... I am sure some of you on here are trash yourselves.... as far as the people leaving the show is probably going to end due to the brothers leaving.... too bad

977 days ago


I saw that episode today and cried. I know what it's like to have an addiction to drugs and alcohol and how it can totally screw up your life. I'm eight years clean and pray for those that can't seem to get through it. I'm happy that she's doing much better and I hope that she's staying clean. That's a tough road to walk down. ONce you make up your mind to do it, you feel like a whole new person. That family has been through hell and back, I wish them all well.

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