Now, husband Kody Brown is speaking out. In a statement obtained by TMZ, the Brown’s say “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.”
The show features a 42-year-old Brown, and his four wives.
Yesterday I talked with you guys about TLC’s new show, Sister Wives (which I loved). Today, we find out that Kody Brown, and his four wives, are being investigated by police in Lehi, UT for felony bigamy. I wondered how they were getting away with this, since polygamy is illegal. I figured he’s just legally married to the first wife, and spiritually married to the other three. Is that illegal?
The new TLC show follows Kody Brown, his four wives, and their 13 children as they live a polygamist lifestyle in Utah.
Police told PEOPLE yesterday that they were looking into the family before the show premiered on Sunday. “We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks,” the Browns said in a statement Tuesday. “But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking.”
“At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney’s Office for review and possible prosecution,” said Lt. Darren Paul.
In Utah, bigamy is considered a third-degree felony, but isn’t often investigated. Nothing like a reality show to rub officials the wrong way!
TLC brings viewers inside the rarely seen world of plural families with the premiere of SISTER WIVES, an engrossing seven-part series following Kody Brown, his three — soon to be four — wives and their combined 13 children. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each half hour episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the unexpectedly tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody’s wives. Series Premiere on SUN, SEPT 26 at 10/9c on TLC.
E! Online is reporting that Cake Boss baker Remy Gonzalez is behind bars in New Jersey following an August 18th arrest on an assortment of sex-crime charges.
He faces counts of aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. No other details of the crimes were available.
He’s been sitting behind bars since his arrest, because he’s been unable to post his $300,000 bond. He’s set to appear before a judge on September 7th.
Gonzalez is married to head boss Buddy Valastro Jr.’s sister Lisa.
Statement E! Online received from TLC: “We support Buddy and the Valastro family during this very difficult and challenging time. The network respects the family’s wish for as much privacy as possible, and as this doesn’t involve us, we will not be commenting any further.”
Posted Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 4:16pm
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