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Polygamous Family: TV Show is Worth the Risk

9/28/2010 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The polygamous family featured on the TLC reality show "Sister Wives" is speaking out after learning they've become the target of a felony bigamy investigation in Utah ... claiming the show is a "risk worth taking."

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TMZ just received a statement from the Brown family -- 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."

Yesterday, the Lehi Police Department in Utah announced that the family is being investigated for felony bigamy ... and plans to turn over all evidence to the Utah County Attorney's Office for review and possible prosecution.

The show features a 42-year-old man named Kody Brown -- who has 3 wives, a prospective 4th wife and 13 children.


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Dee    

If anyone watched the premiere...he is marrying young women. The WOMEN actually encouraged the relationships with the other women to begin with. This is a choice made by ADULTS!

1395 days ago
47.

Bill F. Murray    

This guy is a moron. 4 wives riding his @ss instead of just one, you know they're all synched up on 'the cycle' and probably spend one week of the month plotting his painful death. And forget about being able to watch football in peace! LOL

1395 days ago
48.

Luluie     

Weirdos. More Reality TV garbage. If they continue the show, for a couple of years, he probably will end up divorcing all his wives anyway. Just like other reality show couples. He probably is all about himself and selfish. These kind of people believe their own kind of crap about poligmy(sp?)

1395 days ago
49.

Dee    

before crucifying me, I meant to say "isn't" in my previous post. I hate TMZ for no edit button!

1395 days ago
50.

amber    

I think the issue is whether Utah recognizes common law marriage. If they are presenting themselves as married-which they are, then it's bigamy. What's next TLC? Fantatics talking in tongues or doing whatever they do with snakes? That network is a joke, I knew it the one time I watched that ugly bitch Kate with her litter of kids.... Can't even think about those freaks with the 19 kids. Animals have litters. Why should the state support all those kids when they're just flaunting the law and what's right and decent. And for you morons that compare this crap to gays getting married, marriage is between two people, whatever their sexual preference. I don't know why people are so threatened by gays wanting to get married-if they aren't trying to marry you it shouldn't be your problem.

1395 days ago
51.

Sharon     

What does he do to feed these kids or is he on welfare, food stamps, medicare?????

1395 days ago
52.

TiredofthisCrap    

Dude is driving a nice car I doubt if they are on welfare, but they may be going after them for Medicaid. The one wife that doesn't work, may not have health insurance and that is what they are investigating.

For some reason this family doesn't bother me, the women are smart, outspoken and seem to be happy with the marriage. The children has a stay at home mother and atttention from a lot of adults. If they are happy, why knock it.

1395 days ago
53.

C    

great- a bunch of wackjobs in one household feeding off eachother's insecurities-makes me puke

1395 days ago
54.

sugarbee    

I agree with tiffany "Just what we need to make our society even more screwed up than it already is!"
Posted at 9:10 AM on Sep 28, 2010 by tiffany

I WILL NOT WATCH ANYTHING ON TLC AGAIN!

1395 days ago
55.

Kate     

I am actually pretty conservative in my politics and social views but I watched the show and all I kept thinking was how I wasn't really that bothered by it. They aren't hurting anyone. Don't waste tax dollars on prosecuting him. He is only legally married to wife #1. If she doesn't mind living with 3 of his mistresses then why should I care.

1395 days ago
56.

TorontoWoman    

How come it's always the man that can take on multiple spouses? I'll support this kind of horse-sh*t only when it goes BOTH ways!

1395 days ago
57.

anonymous    

Why do women have to be so desperate for a man. Desperate women are disgusting.

1395 days ago
58.

MP    

When I first heard about this show I said, why would anyone watch this? I guess I'm one of the few who has no interest in seeing it. I can't believe the stuff that gets on TV these days.

1395 days ago
59.

sugruf    

What does TLC mean, The Learning Channel? or The Looney Channel!

1395 days ago
60.

k    

you would think out of 4 wives general odds would be that at least 1 of them be good looking. Nope, instead its a utah beach boy and his 4 heffers....

1395 days ago
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