After being indicted this week by a federal grand jury, Todd Chrisley had the right to remain silent.
But the embattled reality star has clearly chosen to wave this right.
In the wake of the bombshell allegation that Todd and Julie Chrisley lied to the government about their income and evading paying taxes for numerous years, the USA Network star has gone on the offensive.
Todd, who has anchored Chrisley Knows Best for seven seasons, faces 30 years in prison if convicted on all 12 charges against him…
… and he’s also facing backlash for the way he’s reacted to estranged daughter Lindsie Chrisley.
Todd and Lindsie haven’t been close for some time, which is why some folks were under the impression that Lindsie may have helped turn her dad in for his alleged financial crimes a few days ago.
In response to this rumor, Lindie’s attorney issued a statement that reads as follows:
The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in, is quite unfortunate. It was reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father’s arrest. That is untrue, she was not the source of this information.
Lindsie has been a constant target of lies, harassment and threats from her family and as a result, has been distancing herself from the Chrisley family since 2017.
In a follow-up to this message, multiple outlets have confirmed that Lindsie filed a rather incredible police report in June.
It alleged that Todd and Lindsie’s brother, Chase, were in possession of a sex tape Lindsie made — and were threatening to release it unless Lindsie helped her parents cover up their misdeed.
Todd, however, has claimed this isn’t true.
In doing so, though, he’s gone public with the allegation that his own daughter slept with two married men.
“It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public,” Todd said, prior to airing allegations of his own on Thursday and stating:
We have tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital relationships with [Bachelor Nation stars] Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016.
Sadly, for reasons we can only guess at, she ran to the sheriff’s office to accuse her brother of buying a sex tape of her and Robby, which was a complete lie, and now she’s telling more lies about me.
Yes, Todd Chrisley just outed his daughter for her supposedly unethical sex life.
And now it seems like Todd is up to no good once again.
In a new Instagram post, he has suddenly found religion… while seemingly called out Lindsie as someone looking to make a name for herself off this scandal.
“Trust and believe that we are holding the right hand of God on this walk we are on, if he brings us to it he will bring us through it,” Chrisley wrote in the message, adding:
“Please don’t fall victim to false prophets, don’t give attention to the attention seekers, stay steady on your course, grieve the loss of ones you love that didn’t love you, pray for them even though they have wronged you, forgive them for yourself and ask God to move them on.”
Seems pretty obvious he’s referring to Lindsie here as an “attention seeker,” right?
Chrisley closed his new statement by citing the status of his reality show:
We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn’t been cancelled.
God delivered much clarity yesterday as to those who set a net for us , so the Lord says May the net your enemies cast for you be the same net they become snared in ..
To each and everyone that has supported us on this journey we call life , we love you with all of our hearts , the kindness we have been shown yesterday and through this process has been overwhelming.
God is good , we drop our hands and surrender to God and will let God do the rest , you can’t claim FAITH and still express FEAR.
Man, we really hope Todd Chrisley goes away for a long time.