Matt uploaded the video to his channel recently with the caption “the truth.” He opens the video, where it appears that he is camping, by saying he was done keeping other people’s secrets.
“I’m cold, and I don’t have any money. And I hardly have anything to eat,” he said.
Matt Brown, who left the show, says he’s broke because his father controlled all the money the family made on the show. Billy Brown, the patriarch of the Alaskan Bush People family, died in February of suffering a seizure. Matt claims in his video that Billy Bush kept the $360,000 Matt earned through the show.
He said the producers of Alaskan Bush People of playing up and faking a lot of the show, as well. He claims the family has had modern conveniences for decades, but the show wanted them to pretend as if they didn’t.
“I loved filming the show, but I didn’t like lying about the way I live and the way things are in life,” he claims in the video. He said the lying was part of the reason he turned to alcohol and drugs to cope.
But Matt doesn’t just cast aspersions on his family and the show. He also admits to falling in love with a married woman shortly after leaving the Betty Ford Clinic. He was suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction, as was she. Though he fully admits that what they did was wrong, he says they were in love. But the three-year relationship turned toxic after she relapsed, he claims, and he fled to Washington to escape the situation.
Bear Brown Denies Allegations
Matt is estranged from the rest of his mother and six siblings and they want nothing to do with him. For example, Matt claimed he reached out to his mother Ami Brown for $100 for food, but she denied him.
Bear Brown, one of the most outspoken of his brothers, has come out and said Matt is lying. He said he hopes his brother can find “the peace and serenity” that he needs to move on.
“I would like to set the record straight about the things my older brother has posted, none of it is true! It’s heartbreaking that he would say such horrible lies about Dad just a few months after he passed away! I pray he can find the peace and serenity in his life that he needs. God bless everyone,” he posted on Instagram.