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Ami Brown Sued for $500,000 by “Alaskan Bush People Family” investor.

Ami Brown, known for her role in “Alaskan Bush People,” finds herself embroiled in a legal battle following a breach of contract lawsuit filed against her late husband, Billy Brown. The lawsuit, filed by investor Robert Maughon in April 2021, alleges that Billy, prior to his passing, failed to fulfill contractual obligations by withholding profits from the popular show.

The lawsuit targets Billy’s estate and his business, Alaskan Wilderness Family Productions. Filed just two months after Billy’s death, the legal action underscores the complexities that can arise in the aftermath of a public figure’s passing.

The $500,000 lawsuit shines a spotlight on the financial and contractual aspects of reality television production, revealing the intricacies involved in such ventures.

More than two years later, The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal that Amora “Ami” Brown, the widow of Billy Brown and the executor of his estate, has been added as a defendant in the ongoing case.

According to court documents, the plaintiff’s claim seeks relief against Billy Bryan Brown, encompassing his role as a married individual and relating to his marital property.

Therefore, it is deemed appropriate to include Amora Brown as a named defendant, as the liabilities and defenses of the marital community in which she holds a stake are pertinent to the proceedings.

The court papers assert that Amora Brown has not been prejudiced by this inclusion, as she has actively defended the estate of Billy Bryan Brown since its initiation. Through her legal representation, she has been a key adversary to the plaintiff throughout the proceedings.

The motion requests that the plaintiff be granted permission to file the amended complaint, thereby formally identifying and joining Amora Brown as a named defendant in the case.


As previously reported by The U.S. Sun, Robert asserted that he entered into a contract with Billy on January 6, 2009, in which he invested $20,000.

According to Robert, Billy, who is also an author, agreed to compensate him with 10 percent of the income generated from the publication and sales of Alaska Wilderness Family Productions’ books authored by Billy. These payments were purportedly intended to continue for a duration of 10 years from the date of the contract.

In court documents, Robert alleged: “Billy Bryan Brown failed to pay to Plaintiff Robert Micky Maughon the monies called for in the Ten Year contract.”

Furthermore, Robert claimed that a second contract was established on January 25, 2009, wherein he invested $10,000 for a “lifetime” arrangement.

Allegedly, Billy agreed to provide Robert with 10 percent of the gross income generated by Alaska Wilderness Family Productions from Billy’s creative works, including books, movies, television, and documentaries.

However, Robert stated: “Billy Bryan Brown and [the business] have failed to pay to Plaintiff the monies called for in the Lifetime contract.”

While the exact amount owed remains uncertain without proper accounting, Robert speculated that Billy earned $500,000 per episode of “Alaskan Bush People.” Consequently, he is seeking $500,000 in damages and has requested a trial.

In support of his claims, Robert submitted the two alleged contracts as evidence in the lawsuit, both appearing to be notarized and bearing Billy’s signature.

Additionally, Robert filed a creditor’s claim in Billy’s estate case, further complicating the legal proceedings surrounding the matter.


The estate of Billy Brown sought to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds of “lack of subject matter jurisdiction,” arguing that the federal court where the case was filed lacked the authority to preside over probate matters. However, a Washington judge rejected this request and decided to proceed with the case.

In response to the lawsuit, Ami addressed the timing of the plaintiff’s demands for breach or damages, noting that no such demands were made until 2014. She highlighted that while demands were made concerning the alleged contract dated January 25, 2009, there was no mention of the purported contract from January 6, 2009. Moreover, Ami emphasized the significant delay in communication or action with Billy Brown, culminating in the filing of legal action in 2021 following Billy’s passing, when he could no longer provide testimony in his defense.

The estate is now seeking a jury trial and requesting that the plaintiff cover the attorney costs incurred. This legal maneuvering underscores the complexities and contentious nature of the case, as both parties seek to defend their respective positions and interests in court.


As previously reported by The U.S. Sun, Ami, the wife of Billy Brown, aged 60, applied to serve as the personal representative of his estate, a request that was granted.

During this process, it was disclosed that no valid will had been discovered. Ami provided an inventory of Billy’s assets, which amounted to $439,000. This included $415,000 in real property spread across four parcels of land, along with $2,000 held in a Wells Fargo bank account. Additionally, his furniture and household goods were valued at $10,000, and he possessed livestock valued at $12,000.

However, it was noted that at the time of his passing, Billy still owed $27,000 in medical bills, resulting in an adjusted estate value of $412,000. This detailed breakdown of assets sheds light on the financial circumstances surrounding Billy’s estate following his death.

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