Earlier this year, a Tennessee doctor named Robert Maughon sued the estate of late “Alaskan Bush People” star Billy Brown. He claims to have invested $30,000 in Brown’s Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions in 2009 with a contractual return of 10% of book profits and 10% of overall earnings in perpetuity. Ami Brown is trying to dismiss the case at the federal level, but Maughon is moving forward with the suit anyway.
According to The Sun, Robert Maughon and his legal team are more than prepared to take the case to trial. They are aware that the “Alaskan Bush People” matriarch Ami Brown is attempting to dismiss the case on the grounds of jurisdiction. Ami’s team believes the case belongs in state court.
Robert Maughon claims that he hasn’t received any of the stipulated 10% from “the gross income of Alaska Wilderness Family Productions from the creative works of Billy Bryan Brown, specifically including books, movies, television and documentaries.”
Per The Sun, Maughon is seeking roughly $500,000 from the “Alaskan Bush People” patriarch’s estate. Though, that number is subject to change depending on what the true profit numbers reveal. Maughon and his legal team would prefer to pursue this case on the federal level and have proven that by fighting back against the dismissal.
“I respectfully request that the Court not dismiss the case on the basis of lack of prosecution insofar as the Plaintiff is apt to continue his pursuit of this case,” Maughon’s legal team responded to the dismissal filing.
Absent a will, Ami Brown was approved as the sole representative of her late husband’s estate. According to Ami, the estate is only worth a little over $400,000. That figure doesn’t exactly jive with Maughon’s estimation of Brown making $500,000 per episode of “Alaskan Bush People.”
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bird Brown Says Billy Was ‘Laying Out’ Plan Before His Death
During the season premiere of “Alaskan Bush People,” Bird Brown talked about Billy’s vision for the family. She believes her dad was working on a plan for the rest of the family to execute after his death.
“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, preparing us to achieve the vision. If only we understood his plan sooner. Life now is unlike anything we’ve faced before. We’ll never give up our fight for total freedom, but can we do it without Dad?” said Bird.
The “Alaskan Bush People” family has had a bumpy few years. From a wildfire tearing through their Washington homestead to Billy’s death and now a lawsuit, things haven’t been easy. We’ll see what becomes of the Brown family this season on “Alaskan Bush People.”