Extra drama within the Chrisley household is coming to mild.
Todd Chrisley and his spouse Julie have been indicted for tax evasion earlier this week, and now, the patriarch is being accused of tried extortion by his eldest daughter, Lindsie Chrisley — whom her older brother has accused of turning their dad and mom into authorities within the first place.
In response to a Georgia police report obtained by TMZ, Lindsie, who’s estranged from Todd, alleged that her father and brother, Chase, harassed and threatened her over an alleged intercourse tape. Within the report filed July 16 and likewise obtained by E! Information, Lindsie asserted that Todd and Chase “wanted her to lie about an incident and if she refused to do so, they were going to release the sex tape involving her.”
She mentioned within the report that she realized her brother claimed to have bought such a intercourse tape, and likewise said that “there is an ongoing issue with her family threatening and harassing her.”
In an announcement to PEOPLE on Thursday, Chase denied Lindsie’s allegations and mentioned, “I love my sister and I don’t understand why she’s doing this to our family. Not only am I heartbroken over these false allegations by my sister — and they are totally false — but so are my parents and the rest of our family.”
On Thursday, Todd additionally denied Lindsie’s extortion claims — and went on to allege that she has been intimately concerned with two former Bachelorette contestants: Robby Hayes and Josh Murray.
“It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public. We have tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital relationships with Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016,” he mentioned in an announcement obtained by PEOPLE.
“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,” Todd continued. “Although our hearts are broken, Lindsie is our daughter and we will always love her.”
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In response to Todd’s claims that Lindsie engaged in two extramarital affairs and appeared in a intercourse tape, her legal professional, Musa Ghanayem, mentioned in an announcement obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday: “Lindsie would like nothing more than to be left alone and go about her own business.”
“Unfortunately, certain members of her family will not let her live in peace. We are flabbergasted at the audacity of Todd and Chase Chrisley, who are more focused on attacking my client rather than defending themselves against the allegations of criminal conduct,” the assertion continued. “While it is not necessary to detail their repugnant actions, it is important to note that the allegations are of serious crimes against Lindsie. Lindsie has made a complaint of their acts to law enforcement, and she will provide them whatever they need in the course of their investigation into her family’s actions. Lindsie prays for a just outcome so that she can go forward with her life safe from those who are looking to do her harm.”
(In August 2016, Lindsie completely introduced in an announcement to PEOPLE that she and her husband, Will Campbell, have been divorcing after 4 years of marriage. However two years later, in January 2018, Radar reported that the couple had reconciled.)
Murray additionally responded to the allegations in an announcement to Entry, telling the outlet that “Lindsie and I have been friends for years.”
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“I know Todd and his family are going through some tough times right now and I pray everything works out in their favor,” continued Murray, who gained Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette in 2014. “They should probably focus on how not to be imprisoned for 30 years rather than spreading gossip to try and hurt their daughter. I truly believe they are good people and I wish them the best in however they choose to go about their actions.”
On Tuesday, Todd and Julie have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tax evasion and different monetary crimes, in line with courtroom papers obtained by PEOPLE. Peter Tarantino, the couple’s former accountant, can also be going through the identical expenses.
In an announcement obtained by PEOPLE on Tuesday, Todd’s attorneys, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg, denied the costs introduced towards the couple. “The allegations contained in the indictment are based on complete falsehoods. The Chrisleys are innocent of all charges,” they mentioned.
Following their indictment, Todd’s beforehand estranged son, Kyle Chrisley, mentioned he’d lied about his father’s taxes prior to now due to a drug dependancy.
“I’ve seen all the stories about my dad’s indictment all over the internet,” Kyle, 27, mentioned in a Fb put up on Wednesday. “I know the interview I did bashing my dad OVER A YEAR AGO is being shared on social media. Honestly, I’m tired of it. You guys don’t have the facts and I need to set the record straight once and for all.”
“Everything I said in my interview was a lie,” Kyle mentioned, referencing a 2017 interview with Good Morning America through which he mentioned Todd bragged about not having to pay taxes. “These allegations against my dad are all LIES!”
Kyle mentioned he’s now sober and has been capable of mend his broken relationship along with his household. (Todd and Julie have custody of his 6-year-old daughter, Chloe.)
“My mom and dad raised me,” he continued. “I haven’t been the best dad to Chloe, I’ve had a problem with drugs, I’ve acted completely ridiculous and through all that they have stood by my side. 9 months ago I went to my dad with an apology. His words were ‘I love you always, and you are forgiven’ and just like that I was welcomed back into his life with open arms. I will be forever grateful for his love graciousness.”
Kyle mentioned in his put up that the guilt he feels for talking sick of Todd is “indescribable.”
“I can’t take it back so I’m telling you now, with a clear mind, my mom and dad have done nothing wrong! Today, I am sober. I am working, and I am at a good place in my life. I just want to fix what I’ve done wrong so that I am able to forgive myself.”
“I will continue to stand as a united front alongside my mom, my dad, and the rest of my family,” he concluded. “My hope is that my sister Lindsie will seek the same forgiveness from my daddy as I have, that he is able to forgive her, and that my family will one day be whole again.”
Kyle claims it was Lindsie and his organic mother Teresa Terry who spoke to authorities about his father and stepmom Julie.
“About a year and a half ago my biological mom and my sister, Lindsie were responsible for turning my dad in to the Georgia Department of Revenue for Tax evasion,” Kyle continued in his Fb put up, explaining that his “rocky” relationship with Todd on the time was “used to their advantage.”
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“I was battling drug addiction and I felt like he trying to control me so when they said if he’s locked up he can’t put you back in treatment I said okay,” Kyle went on. “I should have said NO!”
Lindsie, through her lawyer, has denied she turned in her father.
“Lindsie would like to thank all of her fans and supporters. The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in, is quite unfortunate,” the previous actuality star mentioned in an announcement through her lawyer obtained by PEOPLE on Wednesday. “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,” the assertion continued. “Lindsie is currently processing the events that have unfolded. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and pray for a just resolution.”