Savannah Chrisley has defended her father amid claims he tried to extort Lindsie Chrisley over an alleged sex tape – admitting she will never forgive her sister for publicly accusing the family patriarch of blackmail.
Lindsie, who is not a regular on Chrisley Knows Best – a show about multimillionaire real estate developer Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, and their children – is embroiled in a sex tape saga, while her father and step-mother recently pleaded not guilty to a 12-count fraud indictment for tax evasion.
Eldest daughter Lindsie reportedly told police her father tried to blackmail her with her tape in order to get her to help cover up his alleged federal tax evasion. But Savannah hit back at the claims in an exclusive interview with the DailyMail.com.
‘I know how they’ve raised up and the values they’ve taught us,’ she said. ‘So if they’ve taught up then they have those values themselves,’ adding that her parent have ‘hard evidence’ to back up their innocence.
Savannah Chrisley (pictured) has defended her father amid claims he tried to extort Lindsie Chrisley over an alleged sex tape – admitting she will never forgive her sister for publicly accusing the family patriarch of blackmail
Savannah hit back at the blackmail claims in an exclusive interview with the DailyMail.com
Todd also denied the extortion claims and police are no longer investigating.
Savannah also claimed Lindsie’s accusations came from a place of jealousy because she was never actually chosen for the show and never got the attention she wanted.
She went on to say that she knows how she was raised and her father would never extort anyone. Savannah said it’s ‘extremely sad that Lindsie is using a sex-tape that doesn’t even exist to get her five more minutes of fame.’
Lindsie added that there is no actual sex tape and questioned why her father would want to see his daughter’s sex tape anyway. ‘If anything, her father would want to help her because that would be something to be embarrassed about’, she said.
Lindsie, who doesn’t appears on Chrisley Knows Best – a show about multimillionaire real estate developer Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, and their children – is embroiled in a sex tape saga, while her parents recently pleaded not guilty to a 12-count fraud indictment for tax evasion
From left to right:L Savannah Chrisley, Lindsie Chrisley Campbell, Julie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Kyle Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Grayson Chrisle
She also said in the interview that she is confident her father Todd or brother Chase will not end up behind bars for the alleged fraud because it’s not something they would ever do.
Savannah also said it looks like, her sister Lindsie wants to see their father in prison.
She told the DailyMail.com the truth always wins, but it’s sad what Lindsie is doing, adding that she doesn’t know much about the finances and tax evasion charges.
The bitter feud comes against a backdrop of turmoil for the family, who face a federal probe for tax evasion.
‘A trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time’ Todd took to his Instagram to address the charges with a lengthy post in which he claimed they had been framed by a disgruntled employee
Ouch: Todd, 51, and wife Julie, 48, face 12 counts of fraud and tax evasion including faking financial documents to obtain million dollars in loans
Todd and Julie, who is Lindsie’s stepmother, surrendered to the FBI in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month where there were two warrants for their arrest.
There they pleaded not guilty to all 12 charges and claimed to have been set up.
Todd took to his Instagram on August 14 to address the charges with a lengthy post in which he claimed they had been framed by a disgruntled employee.
He explained: ‘It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time.’
The businessman goes on to claim that the employee had created ‘phony documents, ‘forged their signatures, and even threatened ‘other employees with violence’ if they said anything.
The lawsuit gave an example, from November 5, 2007, how the trio tricked a bank into believing the Chrisleys had $4 million in an account with financial institution Merrill Lynch to obtain a loan. In reality, the lawsuit claims, the Chrisleys did not set up a Merrill Lynch account until 2008 and the account never had more than $17,000 in it
Todd even said the once trusted confidant unduly breached their privacy: ‘We even discovered that he illegally bugged our home.’
The employee was eventually fired as Todd claims that he tried to get revenge as he allegedly ‘took his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud.’
He also claimed that the US Attorney’s office didn’t take the case seriously at first as they ‘realized it was all a bunch of nonsense.’ however, the employee later convinced ‘a different set of investigators’ to reopen the case.
Todd added: ‘I’m telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of. Not only do we know we’ve done nothing wrong, but we’ve got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it.’