Todd Chrisley’s daughter spoke out during her bank fraud trial and the jurors got so angry they apparently had a blast while she was on the stand
Reality TV couple Todd and Julie Chrisley were charged with bank fraud and tax evasion in 2019. Their trial finally began this month and the charges have been launched. In the latest development, Todd’s daughter apparently came out swinging when she took the stand and apparently pissed off the jury so much that they had outbursts in court.
By Initiated, Lindsie Chrisley, 32, defended her father’s name to the letter when she spoke out. She told how he supported her recovery from an eating disorder in the days leading up to her popular show Chrisley knows best even existed on the USA network. Lindsie also claimed that he also supported his brother Kyle through a period of addiction. As she tells it, Todd Chrisley’s priorities are in the order of “his children and his wife”.
However, that’s not what caused the jury to break protocol in the courtroom. The prosecution filed emails into evidence that supposedly show Lindsie Chrisley pleading with the FBI to help with a restraining order against Todd Chrisley in the months after he was charged. In these messages, she had called her father a “monster” and claimed that he was trying to exploit her by threatening to publish a sex tape. (She went famous on the Dr Phil To display to talk about this accusation.)
Questioned at the bar about this tumultuous past, the mother of one became combative and sarcastic. So much so that her behavior prompted not only the members of the jury to speak out in court, but also the judge herself. In fact, Judge Eleanor Ross reportedly warned Todd Chrisley’s child against a prior relationship, saying:
Lindsie Chrisley had only appeared sporadically on Chrisley knows best (which currently airs with Peacock Premium), so the status of her relationship with her father is not as widely known as that of her more visible siblings. But she was finally able to tell the jury after the hype that she currently does not believe Todd Chrisley was involved in a sex tape extortion against her. Nonetheless, she shed light on the co-conspirator in the case, Mark Braddock.
Specifically, she alleged that Braddock was someone who extorted her in the past. The two had worked side by side at her father’s firm, Chrisley Asset Management, more than a decade ago. At that point, Braddock reportedly showed up at her house where she was secretly bringing her then-boyfriend/now husband against her father’s wishes, took pictures of them in bed, and said they were for ” the guard”.
Braddock, who previously worked for the Chrisleys as an assistant, has previously admitted in court to committing bank fraud on their behalf. He claimed he had to continually apply for loans using exaggerated amounts of income, so the two heads of households could bring in the huge 6-figure sums needed each month to break even from their lavish lifestyles. He also indicated that he had an extramarital affair with Todd Chrisley.
The Chrisleys themselves deny any wrongdoing on their part. Season 10 of Chrisley knows best was enlightened by the American network just before the trial. As of this writing, it’s unclear if filming will still begin as it did for Teresa Giudice on her reality show in 2014. We’ll keep you posted on the latest news and the outcome of the situation. legal drama as it unfolds. For some upcoming viewing options, check out our 2022 TV schedule.