'Sister Wives' Star Kody Brown Is Being Shunned By His Home Community In Utah!

Fri, October 8, 2010 10:18am EDT by 8 Comments

We’ve been telling you local Mormons in the Brown’s town of Lehi, Utah are completely divided, but new reports suggest Kody is taking big heat from community leaders.

Kody Brown might be regretting his decision to air his multi-wife lifestyle on a reality TV show. The star of TLC’s Sister Wives is at the center of a polygamy investigation in Lehi, Utah, where he currently resides with his four wives and sixteen children. It turns out Kody approached his Utah church “community leader” before starting to film the seven part documentary series, but TMZ reports Kody did not get his blessing.

We recently told you that HollywoodLife.com spoke with friends close to the Browns, who revealed that they were worried when Kody told them he wanted to do a reality TV show.

“His best friend was worried about him, we were worried about him being prosecuted,” says our source and former teacher of the Brown’s children.

We also spoke with a former polygamist in Utah, John Llewellyn, who echoed the same feelings.

“I think it’s a bad idea for Kody to subject his family to all of this pressure and notoriety,” says John. “Most polygamist you talk to frown on what he’s doing … the thoughts of people in Utah are mixed.”

New reports are also stating what we’ve been telling you all along. There’s a very small chance Kody will be prosecuted for violating polygamy laws. There have only been two cases in the last ten years that have been prosecuted, and they both involved child endangerment.

“In my experience … there has never been a traditional polygamist family charged with the sole crime of bigamy,” Jeff Buhman of the Utah County Attorney’s office tells TMZ.

“I don’t think they are going to be prosecuted,” says our source. “It will open a huge can of worms, it’s more like an unlawful cohabitation …. it will cost Utah millions of dollars.”

— Chloe Melas