D-list celebrities Dog the Bounty Hunter and John Walsh are under attack by the Brian Laundrie family and their attorney, who is accusing both men of inserting themselves in the Gabby Petito in an effort to reignite their long-dead stardom.
As you may already know, Dog joined the manhunt for Brian last month, at least providing some comic relief to the tragedy by trekking through the remote everglades of Florida and even sustained an injury to his ankle in the process.
Steven Bertolino represents the Laundries and tells TMZ ... "Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity-hungry egos some food."
The search has gotten him a lot of attention, and Dog's seen TV offers start rolling in, with multiple networks showing interest in resurrecting a show with him.
We also asked Bertolino if he feels Dog is impeding the official investigation, by showing up unannounced at Brian's sister's house ... and he said, "That's for law enforcement to determine."
As for the host of "America's Most Wanted," he has a new TV special about the Petito case and the search for Brian. The Laundrie family doesn't appear to be fans of either celeb.