- Christine and Kody Brown’s son said some Brown children were “never safe” around Meri Brown.
- He refused to give John Yates details because he said the truth would “damage the show.”
- He said Robyn Brown “opened several eyes” to Meri’s behavior.
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TLC’s “Sister Wives” star Paedon Brown appeared on a three-hour live stream with reality TV blogger John Yates and other commentators to discuss his family’s hit reality TV show and his life.
At several points in the live chat, Paedon’s biological son, Christine Brown and Kody Brown, mentioned his father’s first wife, Meri Brown, and implied that she severely disciplined him and some of his siblings.
“We were never safe around her,” Paedon said after about an hour and 24 minutes of the call. He said he felt comfortable disclosing the information because his half-sister Madison Brown wrote tweets with similar implications “years ago,” though she has since deleted her Twitter and not told the “full story,” according to Paedon.
“Abrasive isn’t a word to describe what Meri was specifically to some of us kids,” he said. Though he didn’t go into detail, he did say that Meri’s actions “went so far beyond the verbal.”
Meri and Christine Brown at the Brown family estate in Arizona. TLC
When asked by a cohost if Kody was aware of Meri’s behavior, Paedon said he wasn’t “for several years.”
The 24-year-old went on to say he will “never hate” his father’s fourth wife, Robyn Brown, although he openly criticized some of her behavior while speaking with Yates and his colleagues.
He said Robyn “opened several eyes” in the family to the way Meri was acting because she “was in an abusive relationship with her ex” and “knew how to find other abusive relationships.”
“Robyn probably saved several of our lives,” Paedon said. “Not definitely, but very possibly.”
Robyn Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown and Christine Brown. Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic
Paedon refused to give details of the incidents he was referring to because Sister Wives is still a “financial option” for all of his parents and some of his siblings. He said he actually wanted to reveal certain information, but it would “really, really hurt the show”.
During the conversation, Paedon also said that he didn’t want to go into details out of “respect” for his mother.
Meri Brown, Paedon Brown, Christine Brown, Kody Brown and TLC did not respond to Insider’s request for further comment.