FORMER Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown has opened up on the “really rough” feud with his family.
The reality TV personality, who has previously battled alcoholism and spent a stint in rehab, took to his Instagram for a “check in” on his “tough day.”
He has previously claimed how late father Billy kept all of the cash raised from the Discovery reality-documentary, and it appears some of his siblings are reluctant to let have the Alaskan Bush People profit.
Taking off his cowboy hat to begin the video monologue, Matt said: “I had a really rough day yesterday, see for the past almost month, I had been talking to one of my brothers who told me he was talking to the rest of my family about getting me paid for working on their show.
“I was being really cool. I deducted everything I had spent, my previous rehabs stuff like that, I was being really understanding.
“Trying not only just to get what’s mine but to reunite with the family – letting them know I’m not the guy that’s off the rails any more, and how hard I’ve worked on myself and getting over the issues from my childhood and from the time filming the show.
“I found out yesterday – it’s like he was trying to set me off again.”
Matt told how his brother, although it is unclear which one, spoke to him in a “triggering way” and suggested he “deserves to be stolen from because I am an alcoholic.”
Talking of his previous conduct, he added: “I had learned to respond as my dad did around me when he was an alcoholic.”
After his sibling suggested he “deserved to not have money from the show,” Matt confessed, “I was very triggered – I didn’t scream at him, I did at a couple of times get frustrated and raise my voice.
“Finally I had to get back on my bicycle and ride away.
“They always say stuff that isn’t true about me and my addiction and I realize they are never going to do the right thing and I was never treated right.”
In a sad conclusion before wishing his followers well, he added: “They took what I had worked so hard for.”
Meanwhile, it has been a tough few months for Matt, who previously broke down after the death of a baby bird, which came after his dad’s passing.
Additionally, the ex TV star and eldest Brown sibling completed six months of combined inpatient and outpatient rehab in January 2019, and has spoken openly of his new-found sobriety on Instagram.
Fans have not seen Matt on Alaskan Bush People since season eight, as the Discovery star was dealing with his substance abuse issues while the show filmed its ninth and tenth seasons.
However, he has started his own You Tube Channel, which only features a handful of videos so far.
His Instagram suggests a tranquil lifestyle, featuring posts rich in nature, images of churches and the bible.
Back in April, Matt shared a video taken in the woods at night, revealing secrets about the hit TV show – and his exclusion from it.
He said: “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 that 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.
In the video 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.”