Julie Chrisley Claims She Never “Intentionally Tried To Do Anything” Wrong, Days Before Receiving Seven-Year Prison Sentence: “I Know What I Haven’t Done”

“I’m tellin’ y’all, I’m innocent!”

Julie Chrisley has been sentenced to seven years in prison for tax evasion and bank fraud crimes, though days before learning her fate, the Chrisley Knows Best star was still publicly proclaiming her innocence.

As The Ashley has reported, Julie’s husband, Todd Chrisley, received a 12-year sentence for the same crimes, and both Todd and Julie are due to surrender themselves January 15, 2023.

Immediately after the Chrisleys received their sentences, their attorney, Alex Little, confirmed that an appeal will be filed, which he expects to go in Todd and Julie’s favor; However, on an episode of Savannah Chrisley‘s Unlocked podcast recorded prior to the couple’s sentencing, Julie insisted she never “intentionally tried to do anything” wrong to begin with. 

“Umm, I think you mean WE never intentionally tried to do anything wrong, Julie…”

“I know what I’ve done. More importantly, I know what I haven’t done,” the Chrisley Family matriarch stated on the podcast episode.

“I think about the situation that we’re dealing with right now, and I’m thinking about [how] I’ve never gone out here and hurt a soul,” Julie said. “I have never gone out here and intentionally tried to do anything that I wasn’t supposed to do and look where I’m standing right now.” 

While Julie went on to question “how” everything happened, she seemed to find comfort in something Todd said on a recent episode of his and Julie’s podcast, Chrisley Confessions.

Todd, wondering if his future cellmates will be willing to trade Top Ramen for life advice.

“ … I believe his exact words were, ‘God will break you down just so he can bless you,’” Julie said. “And I have to believe that that’s what’s happening because if not, it just makes me so, like, why?

“Why do I keep doing this? Why does this keep happening? Why did things keep happening?” Julie continued. “What makes us any better to deal with adversity, to deal with problems, to deal with issues than the family next door or the family down the street or the family in the different zip code? It doesn’t and we have had so many blessings come our way.” 

“I reckon we’ll be singin’ a different tune come January 15.”

Julie also took a moment during the podcast to acknowledge those who have reached out to her and Todd amid their legal woes, noting she “wouldn’t take that for granted for anything.”

However, Savannah mentioned that her mom was also “literally having a mental breakdown” over those who haven’t reached out to the Chrisleys during this time.

Julie speculated that people were possibly keeping their distance because they felt awkward about her and Todd’s situation, or because they believe reaching out “could tarnish themselves or make themselves look bad.” 

“I don’t know why,” Julie said regarding friends who haven’t reached out to her and the Chrisley family. “I am just the type of person where if I am your friend, I am your friend. I am your friend whether we have $2 combined together or we’ve got millions, whether things are going great or whether our worlds are falling apart, whether our kids are great or whether they’ve lost their way. That’s just who I am.”

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(Photos: Instagram; USA Network) 

7 Responses

  1. I listened to Savannah Chrisley’s podcast with Julie and actually started to feel sorry for Todd and Julie. Maybe they WERE innocent.

    And then I listened to the Bravo Docket episode about the Chrisley’s. Holy crap on a cracker, they are truly horrible!!! A lot of their crimes apparently took place between 2007-2017. Julie was straight up cutting and pasting bank documents to obtain fraudulent bank loans and declare bankruptcy. There are extremely incriminating emails from Todd demanding their accountant commit fraud on their behalf. This wasn’t a one-time “we didn’t pay taxes”. They straight up defrauded multiple banks, as well as the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue.

    It had seemed suspect to me (admittedly I have no experience with the judicial system) the claims by their attorney that witnesses for the prosecution straight up lied in court. Wouldn’t their attorney have refuted the “lies”? So, either their attorney is extremely incompetent or I am missing an important piece of procedures in court cases.

    I don’t wish bad consequences on people but we reap what we sow. Let’s not forget that these people threatened to release sex tapes of their daughter to punish her for stirring up the IRS investigation. Sex tapes of her cheating on their grandson’s father. Who does that?!?!

    As for the discussion about feeling hurt by their friends who haven’t reached out to offer support—honestly I don’t know what I would do in that situation. I think I would reach out to Savannah but I don’t know if, in a similar situation, I would contact those convicted of crimes. I really don’t know.

    1. What do the emails say?

      And how she gonna keep those pearly whites looking pearly white over the next 7 years. Does she realize what she needs to do for a little bit of toothpaste? ??

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