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Lindsie Chrisley has broken her silence to reveal her sadness after her estranged parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, were found guilty of 12 counts of tax evasion and bank fraud following a years-long federal investigation .
“I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcasts this week as I made time to be with my family last week,” she wrote. on an Instagram story posted Wednesday morning. “The verdict is not what I had hoped or prayed for, and I am deeply saddened for myself, my son and my family as a whole.”
She added: “Please pray for us during this difficult time and know that I will be back when the time is right. Thank you for your continued love and support.”
Lindsie shares son Jackson with ex-husband Will Campbell and co-hosts a podcast with MTV “Teen Mom” star Kail Lowry. She also hosts her own online talk show, “The Southern Tea.”
On Tuesday, Todd was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax evasion. She was also charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
The ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars could each faces up to 30 years in prisonand a sentencing hearing will be held on another date.
“The Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict; however, they will actively pursue an appeal,” Julie’s attorney, Steve Friedberg, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “They are grateful for all the love and support they have received from family, friends and fans.
“They remain strong in their faith and are deeply concerned for the well-being of their children, as well as Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley. They are determined to continue the ‘fight’ until justice comes to it. take away and be exonerated.”
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The couple have three children together: Grayson, 16; Savane, 24; and Chase, 26. Todd has two children from his first marriage to Teresa Terry – son Kyle, 30, and daughter Lindsie, whom Julie legally adopted years ago at a young age.
Additionally, Todd and Julie have custody of Kyle’s daughter, Chloe, who appears on the reality show.
Lindsie’s turbulent family history began when she ran away with ex-husband Will Campbell in 2012 without Todd’s approval. She endured an on-and-off relationship with Campbell over the years, and the couple had a son named Jackson in 2013 before finally going their separate ways in August 2021 and finalize their divorce two months later.
Lindsie had a recurring role on “Chrisley Knows Best” for five seasons and left the show for good in 2017.
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Shortly after her parents were charged with tax evasion, Lindsie claimed in a police report that her father and brother Chase were “going to free [a] sex tape involving her” and former “The Bachelorette” stars Robby Hayes and Josh Murray and that “there is an ongoing issue with her family threatening and harassing her.”
According to the report obtained by E ! NewTodd and Chase “wanted her to lie about an incident and if she refused to do so, they were going to release the sex tape about her”.
Todd responded to the extortion allegations and told Fox News: “It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public. We’ve tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital affair with Robby Hayes and Josh private. Murray for her since August 2016. Unfortunately, for reasons we can only guess, 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.
He added, “Although our hearts are broken, Lindsie is our daughter and we will always love her.”
Murray, who won ‘The Bachelorette’ in 2010, responded to the accusations, “Lindsie and I have been friends for years. I know Todd and his family are going through a tough time right now and I’m praying it all goes well. their favor. They should probably focus on how to get out of jail 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 the way which they choose to carry out their actions.
She also hit back in a statement made through her lawyers: “It has been reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father’s arrest. This 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 distanced herself from the Chrisley family since 2017. Lindsie is currently dealing with the events that took place. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and pray for a just resolution.”
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Todd reiterated his belief that his daughter was the ‘catalyst’ of the federal investigation and told PEOPLE’s reality check in August, that Lindsie texted “a few weeks ago asking if we could sit down with our attorneys present,” to which he replied, “And that doesn’t interest me.”
He added: “You have to be careful, because anger is a delicate thing. And if you hold on to anger, it becomes almost like the fuel that fuels you to allow it to grow bigger and bigger. And I don’t I just don’t have any anger anymore.”
“The pain is still there, and I think the pain will always be there. But I’m not trying to interfere in Lindsie’s life. We lead full lives, and I don’t want anything but the most great joys and blessings for Lindsie and for Jackson.”
“Chrisley Knows Best” has followed the family for nearly a decade and originally premiered in March 2014 on the USA Network.
Todd and Julie first lived in Georgia before moving their clan to Nashville, Tennessee in season four. The series has been renewed for a 10th season which will air later this year, and new episodes will start again on June 23. Reruns of previous seasons can be seen on Bravo, E! and video on demand.
E ! recently announced that he was moving forward with a new dating series hosted by Todd, called “Love Limo.”
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