Cherokee Nation Attorney General questions Troy Dunn's role in Veronica custody dispute


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Updated: 8/15/2013 5:02 pm Published: 8/15/2013 4:57 pm


The Cherokee Nation expressed concern about Troy Dunn's relationship to the Capobiancos and the baby Veronica custody case. 

In a press conference on Wednesday, Dunn addressed the media and said he was an adoption facilitator working with the Capobiancos because of his experience with the Indian Child Welfare Act.  

On Thursday, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree issued the following statement about Dunn:

"I was concerned with the Capobianco’s judgment in putting forth Troy Dunn as the central spokesperson in their press conference yesterday. Mr. Dunn’s Internet presence reveals that he is a reality TV producer, a stand-up comedian and a "motivational speaker.” He is neither a counselor nor mental health expert although he perpetuates that illusion on TV.


Furthermore, in his more than year long involvement with the Capobiancos, he has proven himself not to be a neutral party in this matter, he has made inflammatory statements to the media and has publicly posted degrading comments about Veronica’s real father, Dusten Brown.


Troy Dunn is injecting himself into a complex and emotional legal issue for which he sorely lacks any relevant skill set.


My concerns of yesterday were well founded in that today, Troy Dunn and his hired TV cameras were asked to leave Cherokee Nation school premises by Cherokee Nation Marshals. His antics are inappropriate and dangerous. The safety and well-being of our children is our first priority.

His shenanigans and grandstanding is purely for the cameras and self-promotion. Our concern has been and always will be what is in the best interest of Veronica, a beautiful and innocent Cherokee child. The Cherokee Nation is not interested in his personal entertainment endeavors and his media circus.

We are steadfast in our commitment to creating a safe environment for Cherokee citizens. We all want to see an amicable resolution to the Veronica Brown impasse. Sadly, Troy Dunn's theatrics are a distraction to this very difficult issue.


Dusten Brown, an American war veteran, deserves his due process and Veronica deserves her privacy."


On Thursday, Dunn requested a private meeting with Brown to try and discuss possible solutions to the custody dispute.

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GabeHaney - 8/16/2013 7:10 AM
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Dunn is a scam artist, through and through. His presence completely invalidates anything that the couple is trying to accomplish and shows them to be publicity-hounding reality show trash who don't care about the welfare of the child at all, just their own selfish purposes.....

PaulaB - 8/16/2013 2:58 AM
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This couple are showing that possession of a child to mentally abuse is more important. Having Troy is the topping on this case. They have proved that they are totally unfit to have any child. to want to mentally abuse her is such a cruel thing to do.

lorieve - 8/15/2013 5:35 PM
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Troy Dunn is a predator to the nth degree. He makes big money off of milking adoptees who want help searching for their family of origin. He fights against open records and adult adoptee access to our original birth certificates. He is no friend of Veronica Brown nor any adoptee.
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