A&E star Duane "Dog" Chapman is embroiled in an ugly racial scandal.
On Wednesday, an audio recording of the Bounty Hunter star surfaced. In that recording, obtained by The National Enquirer, Chapman can be heard saying the N-word over and over and telling his son not to date a girl that is of color.
As a result of these revelations, A&E has announced that they are halting production on Dog's show.
"We take this matter very seriously. Pending an investigation, we have suspended production on the series. When the inquiry is concluded we will take appropriate action," said the network.
Dog has already apologized and has reached out to the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Listen to the audio recording that started the firestorm, .