‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Ami Brown Makes Big Legal Move Amid Lawsuit

by Taylor Cunningham

There has been a reported update in the recent case against Alaskan Bush People star Billy Brown’s estate.

According to a report by The Sun, the estate of the late Billy Brown and his Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions company was sued by a Tennessee doctor over a breach of contract earlier this year. The plaintiff, Robert Moughan, claims that Brown owes him $500,000.

Moughan says that he invested $20,000 into Brown’s production company. And a contract he signed on January 9th, 2009, entitles him to 10% of any income brought in by book sales. Moughan also alleges that he signed a second contract on January 25th of the same year after he invested another $10,000 in Alaskan Wilderness Family in exchange for a 10% cut of the company’s overall profits for the rest of his life.

The Alaskan Bush people patriarch died on February 7th, 2021, after suffering a seizure. Billy brown did not leave a will. Because of that, Brown’s wife Ami became the sole representative of his estate. Ami has since hired a law firm to have the case dismissed on the grounds that the federal court lacks jurisdiction. Instead, the Brown family lawyer claims that the case belongs in state probate court. But Moughan is set to see his case go to trial at the federal level. 

While there have been no reports on the judge’s decision, Ami has reportedly hired new representation. Robert M. Schiesser has been brought on as her legal counsel. Schiesser works for the same law firm as Ami’s previous attorney, Dale L. Crandall. Judging by Schiesser’s website, it appears he has more experience with this type of case. His specialties include, “Administrative/Regulatory/Municipal Law, Land Use, Water Rights and Regulation, Real Estate, Civil Litigation in Business, Real Estate, Personal Injury and Employment, Family and Juvenile Law, Estate Planning, and Probate.”

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Will Continue Without the Late Billy Brown

Many fans have wondered about the future of Alaskan Bush People after Billy Brown passed away unexpectedly in February. But the Browns have decided to continue filming the Discovery Channel reality series without him.

Alaskan Bush People is coming back for season 14 on Sunday, September 19, at 8 p.m. And Billy’s wife and children have dedicated the season to him.

Alaskan Bush People’s official Instagram recently posted a trailer for the upcoming premiere. And in an emotional tribute, the family explains why they chose to move forward without him.

The video begins with footage of EMS at the family home after Billy suffered his life-ending seizure. “Looking back, dad knew his time in this world was coming to an end. And we can see now, he was laying out a plan for us,” says the voice of his daughter.

“We’ll never give up our fight for total freedom, but can we do it without dad?”

The new season will focus on Billy’s family as they try to honor his life’s mission. And it will follow the Browns as they mourn the loss of their leader while trying to navigate a world without him.