WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Linda Chapman filed a lawsuit in September against cult ‘master’ Dylan Hafertepen and his ‘pups’ over the death of her son Tank Hafertepen in October 2018.
- Chapman claims ‘Master’ Dylan and his son’s boyfriends manipulated him to cut off contact with his family and to start the silicone injections into his scrotum in 2014.
- Chapman accuses Dylan of not telling them that Tank had passed away.
Tank Hafertepen was 28 when he died last year due to pulmonary embolism.
His mother Linda Chapman claims that his son’s ‘master’ Dylan Hafertepen together with his four ‘pups’—Daniel Balderas Hafertepen, Charles Osborn, Matthew Scott, and Philip forced Tank into pumping himself with silicone.
He started injecting silicone to his scrotum in 2014 after migrating from Australia to Seattle and joining a ‘cult’ group.
According to Mrs. Chapman, Dylan’s cult requires its followers to have extreme body modifications such as large scrotums shown on many pictures in their social media accounts.
‘Master will decide when enough is enough,’—was Tank’s answer when asked online how big he would like his scrotum to become.
Joe Murphy, Mrs. Chapman’s lawyer, said: ‘They robbed her of the right to be his mother. We filed this suit to bring some closure and resolution. One of the most important parts to her will be discovery. She wants to know what happened. Why was she never called?’
Jack Chapman whose was later on known as Tank, was one of Dylan’s pups in their polyamorous relationship with Dylan as the master, says the court papers.
At first, they would inject silicone into their penises and testicles and then do illegal silicone implants later on.
As per Mrs. Chapman, Dylan pretended on social media that Tank was still alive and still posted photos the give the impression. He did not even tell her that tank had fallen seriously ill.
When Dylan flew to the US to return Tank’s ashes to his family, the scene was recorded for The Project.
Linda asked Dylan: ‘What sort of person injects into their balls… what sort of person does that?’
Which Dylan answered: ‘Someone who feels so badly about themselves, someone who was vulnerable, who just wanted your love at any cost … and the cost of his life.
A copy of the contract was posted on Tank’s blog saying:
But Dylan said that the contract was a work of erotic fiction. Also, he allegedly was accused by Tank of imprisoning him.
Tank said in the International Pup Play interview in May 2017, many people were concerned about him, while there are others who are happy that he is happy.
The Chapmans hope to reclaim Tank’s money of $200,000 which he had written in his will giving it to his master and other pups.
As for Dylan, ‘Tank had wanted the money to go towards our home together, but without Tank it’s a reminder of what I’ve lost.’