Lindsie Chrisley is speaking out regarding the arrest of her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, and is defending herself against her brother Kyle‘s claims that she had a part in getting the Chrisley Knows Best stars indicted on 12 tax evasion and bank fraud charges.
Lindsie—- who is estranged from her family and hasn’t appeared regularly on ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ since 2017— issued a statement via her attorney to The Ashley on Wednesday.
“Lindsie would like to thank all her fans and supporters,” the statement reads. “The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in is quite unfortunate. It was reported that Lindsie was the source of information that led to her father’s arrest. That is untrue; she was not the source of this information.”
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After Todd and Julie turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, Kyle, who is Todd’s oldest son, took to Instagram to point the finger at Lindsie, as well as his biological mother, for what is happening to Todd and Julie. Kyle famously feuded with his dad last year while he struggled with substance abuse issues, but now claims all the negative things he said about his dad back then was a lie.
“These allegations against my dad are all LIES!” Kyle wrote. “About a year and a half ago, my biological mother and my sister Lindsie were responsible for turning my dad in to the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax evasion. My relationship with my dad was rocky at the time and that was used to their advantage.”
Later in the post, Kyle stated that he asked his dad for forgiveness for what he said about him during that time, and Todd instantly forgave him. Kyle wrote that he feels partly responsible for his dad and Julie’s current predicament.
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“The guilt that I carry knowing that I could have played a role in this is indescribable,” he wrote. “I can’t take it back, so I’m telling you now with a clear mind, my dad did nothing wrong!”
“I will continue to stand as a united front alongside my my mom, my dad and the rest of the family,” Kyle wrote. “My hope is that my sister Lindsie will seek the same forgiveness from my daddy, as I have, and he will be able to forgive her, and that my family will one day be whole again.”
Lindsie, using the Coffee Convos Instagram account, responded to Kyle’s post in the comment section.
“Lmao! Buddy, you’re on record. As well on recording for trying to get me to lie about a federal official. Your scams & lies are sad,” she wrote.
In the statement, Lindsie’s attorney explained why Lindsie is no longer close with her family.
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Just me and my girls … how I love these two with all my heart .
“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. Lindsie is currently processing the events that have unfolded. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and pray for a just resolution. We will have more to say when the opportunity presents itself.”
Lindsie has never really spoken at length about her feud with her family. However, recently, her brother Chase Chrisley indicated that he does not consider Lindsie to be his sister anymore.
After he posted an old family photo posted to Instagram, a fan noticed that Lindsie had been sliced out.
“Where’s your other sis?” the fan asked in the comment section of the post.
“I only have one sister and that’s Savannah,” Chase replied.
Chase has since turned off commenting on the post. However, on Wednesday he pinned a post to the top of his Twitter with a message that was apparently written to Lindsie.
“Blood is deadly. Don’t be jealous because you don’t have s**t going on and never will,” Chase wrote. “You have to stoop so low to sell fake stories about your family, you joke of a human being. I pity you and your pathetic excuse for a life. You are one of the most treacherous human beings God has ever blew breath through. You were given the world and you s**t on it because you hate yourself deep down inside. But karma is a bitch…revenge is a complete monster and I’m coming.”
As a wise man once said “the one with the gold rules” well you have nothing and have started a war that is un winnable for you pic.twitter.com/6RUBqXG2rB
— Chase Chrisley (@ChrisleyChase) April 10, 2019
As The Ashley previously reported, USA Network is considering cancelling ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ as well as its new spin-off, ‘Growing Up Chrisley’ in wake of the allegations against the Chrisleys. USA Network has yet to issue any official statement regarding the future of the shows, though.
Todd and Julie were released on bond on Wednesday. As he was leaving the courtroom, Todd told reporters, “You know we stand in our faith and we stand for what we know is right. You know our family will stick together, walk this rope because we know God will take our hand and take us through.”
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I would really hate to see the series cancelled. It’s the only show I watch on USA network. These days we need a good family show. And I believe they will be found innocent. They are too smart to not pay taxes.
I have met people from Nashville and said what you see on tv with Todd is, is his true self. Very kind hearted are the words I also heard. Lindsie you prided yourself on being natural and holistic. Yet recently you look like you have had more botox and plastic surgery then Todd. At least he admits it. You are our for money and extorting your family. Stay out of the spotlight if that’s what you want. You can’t keep coming in and out when it is obvious you are the one out for money.
How was this family able to get a reality show/be famous in the first place? I have never been able to figure out where the hell they came from
I don’t know if they are Christians or not, but some of the things Todd says are disgusting. I’ve never seen the show, but the commercials are enough to see that the family is terrible. I don’t blame Lindsie at all.
Well I do have to agree in some aspect that Lindsie is more hurtful I guess than she plays she is….we see this in her coffee convos. She professes her Christianity and then in the next breath she slams her husband for something silly. It’s little things like that…but that said, come on…shes not bright enough to kill her entire family with tax evasion…not to mention if it was as simple as someone fraudently doing it, the feds wouldn’t have arrested them. It would have been clear as day. I believe the Christlies are probably not innocent…
you know kyle chrisley needs stop making stuff up
I can see exactly why Lindsey left the family. The addict brother I wouldn’t believe. Also, no one has to necessarily turn in anyone else for tax evasion, it’s possible the IRS noticed something strange.
And Todd is claiming that a disgruntled former employee (whom he insinuates is male, so not his baby momma) turned them in. Way to keep the story straight.
No one would know who she is without the show. And their podcast only keeps her relevant.
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God bless them i love this Family
Daaaaaamn…. that escalated quickly… 😲
“I only have one sister” “how dare you betray your family” it’s either one or the other squirt, it’s either she is your sister or shes not. If not then she owes you zero allegiance, if she is then maybe try talking to each other without attacking like bratty 5 year olds. Oh but that’s right, they see that money disappearing and the cushy life going bye bye. Do any of them have legit jobs? Really curious.
How is it her fault that her parents are criminals? LoL her siblings are ridiculous.
I thought the same thing. Rant they Christian? That was a horrible post from a brother to a sister regardless of their religious affiliation. And seriously posting that on social media?