Bigamy Case Dropped Against TLC's SISTER WIVES Family

According to ETonline, prosecutors for the state of Utah have dropped criminal polygamy charges against Kody Brown and his four wives, the husband and wives who are featured on TLC's reality show SISTER WIVES.  

Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman announced that they will no longer pursue the bigamy investigation against Brown and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn. The family and their 16 children moved to Las Vegas in January 2011.

In response to the criminal investigation, the Browns had filed a counter lawsuit against Utah County and the state's governor and attorney general, which claimed the state's bigamy statute "violates their constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, free exercise of religion, free speech and freedom of association."

Responding to the news that the case against them had been dropped, Brown family attorney Jonathan Turley commented, "I want to express our great relief for the Brown family that this long-standing threat has been finally lifted. The family has spent years being publicly denounced as felons by prosecutors and had to move to Nevada to protect their family and children."

Photo credit:Kyle Christy/TLC

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