TODD and Julie Chrisley’s estranged daughter, Lindsie, has broken her silence on her family’s trial in which they were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.
The former reality star also announced that she would be canceling her podcast for the time being.
Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of tax fraudCredit: Getty
Lindsie Chrisley spoke out about her parents’ guilty verdictCredit: Getty
Lindsie is the estranged daughter of Todd Chrisley and the step-daughter of Julie Chrisley.
She took to Instagram on Wednesday, one day after her parents were found guilty, to talk about the verdict.
“I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcast this week as I took time to be with my family last week,” she posted on Instagram, alongside a photo of her and her son, Jackson, and their dog.
“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.”
Lindsie continued, “Please pray for us during this difficult time and I know that I will be back when the time is right.”
“Thank you for your continued love and support, Lindsie,” The former Chrisley Knows Best star ended the post.
Lindsie Chrisley’s Instagram post about the trialCredit: Instagram/lindsiechrisley
Lindsie Chrisley with podcast co-host and best friend, Teen Mom star Kailyn LowryCredit: Instagram/Kailyn Lowry
Lindsie has been taking time off from both to be with her family.
She and Todd have had a strained relationship for years after the podcast host secretly married her on-again, off-again husband, Will Campbell in 2012.
None of the other family members have spoken out publicly about the verdict.
CHRISLEY DOESN’T KNOW BEST
Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of tax fraud and sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 7, after a grueling trial.
According to Insider, 53-year-old Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and tax fraud, among other charges.
While Julie was also convicted of the same charges including wire fraud.
The stars now face up to 30 years behind bars, according to the report.
Their sentencing date is currently unknown.
The chaos for the Chrisley Knows Best stars began when they reportedly turned themselves into an FBI office in Atlanta hours after they were indicted for federal tax evasion charges in August 2019.
Todd and Julie walked into the courtroom in handcuffs but walked out “vowing to fight,” WBS in Atlanta reported at the time.
“We stand in our faith, and we stand in what we know is right. We are fortunate to have the counsel that we have, and our family will stick together, and we’ll walk this road because we know that the good Lord will hold our hand and take us through,” Todd said.
The two pleaded not guilty to all charges and maintained their innocence.
The guilty verdict was not the only thing to come out of the three-week trial.
Todd was accused of carrying on an affair in the early 2000s with partner Mark Braddock- the man who helped him commit fraud and eventually tipped off cops.
The two allegedly teamed up to commit fraud by submitting false bank reports and evading $2 million in taxes.
According to Business Insider, Todd and Mark had a personal falling out in 2012, long after the end of their affair, when the TV personality locked Mark out of the office and threatened to have him arrested.
After the incident, Mark confessed he became vengeful, and sent incriminating information about the Chrisleys to the government and news organizations, tipping them off.
Todd’s lawyer said in court that the affair was a “fantasy” and blackmail by Mark, as reported by Cinemablend.
Despite their guilty verdict, fans are wondering if their USA Network show will be back on the air.
Chrisley Knows Best will return with the second half of their ninth season as planned.
It is set to air on June 23, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The beloved show has topped the charts as the network’s most-watched original series.
A week before the trial took place, parent company NBC Universal announced they would be continuing business with the disgraced family.
Sources also revealed that episodes set to air this summer were filmed ahead of the verdict.
Todd married Julie in 1996 and they share three children together- Chase, Savannah, and Grayson.
He shares Lindsie and his oldest son, Kyle, with his ex-wife, Teresa Terry.
Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, and Lindsie Chrisley attend the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press DayCredit: Getty
Lindsie Chrisley with her son, Jackson, and husband at the time, WillCredit: Instagram/Lindsie Chrisley
Lindsie has had a strained relationship with her family for years after secretly marrying her on-again, off-again husband, Will CampbellCredit: Getty