ALASKAN Bush People’s alum Matt Brown claimed the reality show was all “a LIE.”
In the shocking rant, he also slammed his late dad Billy for allegedly taking all the money earned on the series.
Alaskan Bush People’s alum Matt Brown claims the show was all ‘a LIE’Credit: Instagram
In the shocking rant, he also slammed his late dad Billy for allegedly taking all the money earned on the showCredit: Discovery
Matt said in a dark-lit Instagram video taken at night in what appeared to be the woods: “Everybody’s told me that other people’s secrets aren’t mine to tell, but they’re destroying me, and they’ve been destroying me for a long time. I’m cold, and I don’t have any money. And I hardly have anything to eat.”
He went on producers initially pitched Alaskan Bush People based on the late family patriarch Billy’s book, which described how they lived by candlelight.
When production began on the show, producers wanted the family to act as though that was how they lived, but Matt admitted they actually had modern amenities like a generator, a television and a box of movies.
Matt said of his finances: ‘We made a lot of money off the show, and because my dad controlled everything, all the money went to him…’Credit: Discovery
Matt said: ‘I loved filming the show, but I didn’t like lying about the way I live and the way things are in life’Credit: Instagram
In the video which he titled, The Truth, Matt also detailed how he got into alcoholism and had an affair with a married woman, which he described as wrong.
When he went to Betty Ford rehab to try and get sober he said he learned the root of his problem was lying about his life on the show.
Matt said: “I loved filming the show, but I didn’t like lying about the way I live and the way things are in life.”
He also said of his finances: “We made a lot of money off the show, and because my dad controlled everything, all the money went to him… I didn’t have any money or anything. My dad kept that all.”
When Matt went to Betty Ford rehab to try and get sober he said he learned the root of his problem was lying about his life on the showCredit: Discovery
Yesterday Matt admitted some people ‘still won’t accept’ him after his addiction battle
Yesterday, Matt shared a video captioned: “100 % of my 50 %.”
In the clip, he said: “I’ve looked in the mirror so many times before, and I was scraggly and dirty and I looked crazy and everything. And nowadays, I stay clean and shave, because when I look in the mirror I don’t want to see that guy.
“The hardest thing for me is that no matter how I look, or what I’m doing or how long I’ve had my stuff together, there are people in this world that just won’t accept that.
“And the hardest thing is having to live around them and see them and see the way they react and the things that they say which so just don’t mirror reality in like any form. That’s a lot for me sometimes to have to try and understand and be okay with.”
Last month Matt captioned another Instagram video: “Face your fears it will be ok. I love you.”
He said in the clip: “Yesterday, I hit a milestone- one year completely sober. For the past three years, I’ve been in sobriety, but I’ve slipped three times. And the last time I slipped was on the 20th of March last year.
“So I wanted to tell everybody if life is rough for you or if these hard circumstances that we’re all in right now have caused you to slip or relapse or even just to get into a mindset that you don’t like, it’s human. That happens to all of us, and it’s going to be okay.
A rep for Alaskan Bush People did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment.