Duane Chapman, aka Dog The Bounty Hunter, has a daughter named Lyssa. Lyssa Chapman has filed for divorce from her husband, Bo Galanti. Chapman alleged her husband was violent towards her in several domestic abuse situations. Lyssa filed for divorce on Feb 1, 2011.
Lyssa Chapman’s background:
Lyssa Rae Chapman’s nickname is Baby Lyssa, because she is the ninth child. Her mother, Lyssa Rae Brittain, is the third wife of Duane Chapman. Lyssa gave birth to her firstborn, a baby girl, when she was 15 years old. That meant she was 14 when she first conceived her daughter. The father of the baby was 24 years old and he was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to prison, for sexual abuse on the underaged Lyssa. At that time, she was living in Alaska, with her mother. After 6 years, when she was 17 years old, Lyssa returned to Hawaii.
Lyssa works for her father’s company, Da Kine Bail Bonds, in Hawaii.
Lyssa Chapman & Bo Galanti:
Lyssa married Brahman Galanti, aka Bo Galanti. Lyssa gave birth to her second child, another daughter, on August 7, 2009. This second natural child was named Madalynn Grace Chapman-Galanti.
In Oct 2010, the domestic situation grew so bad that Lyssa threw her estranged husband out of their home. Bo Galanti returned and the couple went for marriage counseling.
Lyssa had asked her parents for help but although everyone went after Galanti, he didn’t change.
Since Galanti and Chapman failed to heal their relationship, she decided to file for divorce, after 2 years of marriage.
Updated March 16 2011 –
Lyssa Chapman was arrested on Tuesday night, March 15, 2011. Lyssa has since been detained in a jail, in Hawaii. Lyssa is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter and ninth child. She is also known by her nickname, Baby Lyssa.
On March 15, Lyssa was arrested on charges of criminal property damage and harassment, in Honolulu.
What happened that led to Lyssa’s arrest?
Lyssa Chapman had banged on the doors of some houses. She was accused of harassing the people. She became angry after talking to a resident in one of the houses, and damaged a window. When police arrived, Chapman knocked away an officer’s cell phone. Chapman was arrested for third degree property damage and harassment. Chapman was detained in jail because her father and step mother were not ready to pay her bail. Beth Chapman tweeted a message to explain they knew more than what was released in the press.
Later, it was revealed that the property that was damaged belonged to Bo Galanti.
Lyssa Chapman filed for divorce from her husband, in Feb 2011. Before her filing, Lyssa claimed she had been abused by her husband. It started on Dec 31 2009, and there were allegedly a total of 4 occasions when Bo was physically violent with Lyssa. Bo refused to leave the house but after several attempts to evict him, he has finally left Lyssa’s house.
Why do marriages fail? A marriage creates a boundary around the couple and around each partner in the union. A married person knows the new boundaries that need to be respected. A violation of boundary invites potential for more serious problematic developments. It takes two to clap hands and two people committing boundary crossings spell infidelity and affair. What makes a married spouse desire to seduce or fall into temptation? The perception of dissatisfaction with the present spouse is the fault. When the perception is that desires are met even in a marriage that is far from perfect, the marriage may survive. If a person is happy with an unsatisfactory partner, the marriage remains solid as a rock.
Updated August 2014 – Lyssa’s break
Lyssa doesn’t want to be known as the baby any longer. She wrote her autobiography, entitles “Walking on Eggshells: Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos”. She was 25 years old in 2013, when she decided to tell the story of her life so far. Lyssa shared her difficulties growing up in what she called dysfunctional circumstances. In the season of 2013, The A & E reality TV show had a smaller cast. Four old cast members were missing for various reasons. Beth said Duan Lee, Baby Lyssa, Tim and Bobby had left for 2013.
Lyssa Chapman has opened her new business with a partner. Her tanning salon is in Oahu. She has started on her new project, a reality TV show to help young women. The show will feature recovery from substance abuse, parenting as a single mother, and family relationships. Lyssa said her fans contacted her to ask advice. She reached out and practically helped them out of routine hardships like child caring, and many other problems. That gave her the idea for filming a reality show on mentoring girls and young women. She didn’t want to depend on her dad’s bounty hunter show to ride on his coat tails. Lyssa wanted her own business ventures. She decided it was time to break away and be independent. Lyssa has a good relationship with her ex-husband. Their daughters spend time with their dad on short
September 13 2014 – Lyssa Chapman car accident
Lyssa Chapman, 27, and her two kids were in a car crash in Honolulu, Hawaii. The condition of the driver and children, Abbie and Madalynn, 12 and 5 years old, are unknown. Lyssa’s mother is Lyssa Rae Brittain. Her father’s present wife, Beth, could only tell the news source that Lyssa was involved in a car accident.
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