October 27, 2016
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Sister Wives appeal to federal judge to drop bigamy charges

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: The many wives of polygamist Kody Brown (first wife Meri, second wife Janelle, third wife Christine, and fourth wife Robyn) have asked a Utah federal judge to drop charges against them. Their complaint? Their family has been “hurt” by the looming threat of prosecution under state bigamy law.
Court papers alluded to lost jobs, a move to Nevada, and severe harm to their reputations in the wake of police investigations made more public by their voluntary rise to celebrity through TLC’s reality show, “Sister Wives.” Fourth wife Robyn is reported to have sustained an unhealthy weight loss as a result of the probe.
Though none of the family has been convicted of the third-degree felony in question (in fact, almost no one has recently been convicted on these charges), patriarch Kody Brown continues to push the issue, saying “our continued labeling as presumptive felons has proven a barrier.” Yet, their primary defense argument is far more basic than the current plea. The July countersuit they filed against the state alleges that bigamy laws are simply unconstitutional.
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TLC to air “Sister Wives Honeymoon Special”

HollywoodNews.com: TLC’s hit series that introduced America to polygamist Kody Brown, his four wives and their many children, picks-up where season one left off with a “Sister Wives Honeymoon Special” premiering Sunday, November 21 at 10 PM (ET/PT).
The all-new one-hour follows Kody and his fourth wife Robyn as they enjoy their first moments alone as husband and wife, soaking up the surf, sun and sand for eleven days in San Diego. Meanwhile, the other three wives – Meri, Janelle and Christine – take the kids on a picnic in the mountains and are reminded of the chaos that ensues when traveling with such a large brood.
As the newlyweds enjoy their marital bliss, Kody’s absence sends the sister wives on an emotional roller-coaster ride as they struggle to integrate Robyn and her kids into the mix. When Kody and Robyn return home, the entire Brown family continues to work toward strengthening their new bond with Kody even offering to watch the kids while his four spouses go out to spend time together, as sister wives.

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