Four wives, one inquiry
The new reality TV show “Sister Wives,” featuring a real-life advertising salesman and four women he calls his spouses, has sparked a criminal bigamy investigation by police in Utah, officials said Tuesday.
The show, following the lives of Kody Brown, 41, the four women and their 16 children, premiered on the TLC cable channel Sunday, catching the attention of authorities in the Utah town of Lehi, where the family lives together in a large house.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation findings will be turned over to the local district attorney’s office for review, Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul said.
The Brown family released a statement Tuesday saying they were “disappointed” but were aware of the risks of doing the reality show. Brown is legally married to just one of the women, but counts three others as “sister wives,” a term in polygamist sects that refers to a husband’s multiple marital partners.