The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world. Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite disappointing on the borderline scandalous. The network has reality shows literally riddled with convicted criminals.
Not only does Discovery Communications own this channel, but they also own Animal Planet and TLC. It seems the Discovery Channel has sunk to an all-time low with reality shows that are misleading and quite honestly disgusting. Take a look at some of the worst scandals in Discovery’s history and how people on these shows were able to make money off their really nasty habits.
Let’s talk numbers
The ‘young kid’ is 24 and a close look at his net worth reveals that he is worth over $2 million! So even if you’re a Gold Rush die hard fan, you still can’t look aside. The amount is crazy considering his age.
So if we try and sum up what we’ve learned about the ‘young kid’, it seems that while we get the poor kid story on camera, he is quietly making a substantial investment in his future career and income. We’re all for it, but we do ask for some honesty to go with his success.
The “Alaskan” Bush People
The show Alaskan Bush People has been swirling in controversy as more and more people couldn’t figure out what was real and what was a lie. It seems that the family claiming to be Alaskan Bush People are Not Alaskan Bush People, as a matter of fact, they originally lived just 10 miles outside of the town!
The family members Billy, Bear, Bam Bam, Noah, Matthew, and Gabriel were given citations due to false claims they made on their hunting and fishing licenses regarding their residency. They claimed they were born and raised in the wild but actually were living in Texas and Colorado. In 2012, it seems they bought their licenses right after moving to Alaska.
Pleaded Guilty To Fraud
The cast from Alaskan Bush People wrapped themselves in so many lies about living in Alaska, they couldn’t dig out. In 2015, the Brown family finally confessed they did not live in Alaska but only said so to collect government checks. Billy and Joshua Brown pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Unsworn Falsification. This is when someone makes a written statement that is false and he or she knows it was not true at the time.
Allegedly, the family claimed they lived in southeastern Alaska. The state has an Alaskan Permanent Fund Division that offers full-time residents thousands of dollars to remain in the state. Billy Brown confessed that he collected $7,956 from the state and Joshua “Bam Bam” Brown said he collected $1,174. They were both found guilty and sentenced to 30 days in jail.