(FOX NEWS) - Lori Loughlin and Jussie Smollett may have been scorned by much of Hollywood after their respective criminal allegations, but they have at least one star's sympathy: Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman.
"[It was] a crime that didn't really have a victim and got blown way out proportion," Chapman told "The Domenick Nati Show" this week of Smollett, who was accused of filing a false police report about a hate crime attack.
"The criminal justice system...They love to pick on celebrities," Chapman said. "[Smollett] walked away with a slap on the hands and I'm sure if they had enough solid concrete evidence they'd have prosecuted him. But they didn't."
"Anybody else they'd have said, 'False police report? $25 fine,' but they blew this up across the country," he added, saying the media picks on stars to end their careers and improve their own ratings and click rates.