According to The Associated Press it was DUANE "DOG" CHAPMAN's son who recorded a private phone conversation in which his father makes repeated use of the "N" word and then sold it to a tabloid.

"I guess because of whatever level of anger he had of his father, he felt the need to express it in that manner," Duane "Dog" Chapman's attorney, BROOK HART, told the AP.

TUCKER CHAPMAN could not be reached for comment.