TLC’s “Sister Wives” under investigation
TLC recently premiered its new reality show “Sister Wives“, which was advertised as a real live version of the HBO hit series “Big Love.” The series features Kody Brown, a salesman, and his four wives and 13 children and stepchildren.
Though Brown is only legally married to one of the women, all three women are considered his wives- and are, in turn, sister wives. Well, apparently the local police aren’t too thrilled about this unconventional family and now the stars are the subject of an investigation in Lehi, Utah.
According to PEOPLE, the police told them on Monday that they were looking into the family prior to the show’s premiere on Sunday, but did confirm that the show’s publicity is what prompted the investigation.
The Browns are keeping calm, issuing the following statement to PopEater:
We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks. But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking.”
Lt. Darren Paul commented on the situation, saying, “At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney’s Office for review and possible prosecution.”
It seems bigamy is classified as a third-degree felony in Utah, though it isn’t usually something that is investigated. Yikes!