Sister Wives TLC Cast Investigated For Bigamy: Family Statement
Kody Brown's Family, Star of the New Show Sister Wives on TLC, Have Released a Statement
This statement comes after the family learned they have become the target of a felony bigamy investigation in Utah where they live.
Kody Brown and his family of now four wives and 16 children (three stepchildren) premiered their show Sister Wives on TLC last Sunday to high ratings, and as a result police in Utah have opened an investigation for a possible charge of felony bigamy.
"At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney's Office for review and possible prosecution," says Lt. Darren Paul.
Kody Brown and his family have just released a statement on the investigation, saying:
"We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks."
The family continues, "But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking."
Multiple marriages is illegal in Utah, but many known polygamous sects live in Utah and Arizona. Long before the show began, the Utah Office of the Attorney General issued this statement about polygamy in Utah, saying they have chosen to focus on crimes within polygamous communities that involve child abuse, domestic violence and fraud, and not the illegal practice of bigamy itself.
It appears they have changed their mind.