While many people are disappointed with Lori Loughlin and Jussie Smollett after their respective scandals, one person has their back: Duane “Dog” Chapman.

The 66-year-old appeared on The Domenick Nati Show and spoke about the Empire star, 36 — who was accused of filing a false police report after he claimed that two men attacked and screamed “racial and homophobic slurs” at him. “[It was] a crime that didn’t really have a victim and got blown way out of proportion. The criminal justice system … They love to pick on celebrities,” Dog said. “[Smollett] walked away with a slap on the hands and I’m sure if they had enough solid concrete evidence that they’d have prosecuted him. But they didn’t.”

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The Dog the Bounty Hunter alum insisted that since Smollett is in the spotlight, he is going to get picked on more. “Anybody else they’d have said, ‘False police report? $25 fine,’ but they blew this up across the country. Murderers get out for less. Sexual assault of a child gets out for less. What a crock of crap that was. Any kind of celebrity, they’re going to pay double or triple than a normal non-celebrity.”

Meanwhile, Loughlin, 54, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters [20-year-old Isabella and 19-year-old daughter Olivia] designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

So, what does the Colorado native think about the mom-of-two’s actions? “Who would have ever known that’s illegal?” he said. “That if you pay extra for your kid, because you may have extra … Whoever went after [celebrities], I’d like to see where their kids are at [in college.] A judge’s kid, a prosecutor’s child … I guarantee there were some kind of favors, whether it was cash or ‘We will drop charges.’ It is so outrageous.”

He added, “Bonds on celebrities are outrageous. You get a regular person who’s not a celebrity, they walk away. These ladies allegedly paid a little extra for their kids? What the hell — no one was hurt, there were no victims. Judges want to get in the news.”

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Recently, all charges were dropped against Smollett, while Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested and released on $1 million bonds. Loughlin and her husband are due in court on April 3.

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