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A little over a week after news broke of their legal issues, Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie Chrisley, took to their podcast, Chrisley Confessions, to address their ongoing familial and legal woes. The Chrisley Knows Best couple used the platform to thank all the fans and friends who have reached out to them in the wake of the drama to show their support.
As for those who haven't gotten in touch, Todd noted that it felt like they were "cleaning house" when it came to loved ones.
From there, Todd spoke out on the couple's legal trouble, which involves alleged financial crimes and tax evasion (Todd and Julie pleaded not guilty in court to a 12-count indictment last week). "These allegations are not true," he reiterated, saying he remains hopeful that those investigating them will come to the same conclusion.
He then addressed the reports that he and his son, Chase Chrisley, attempted to extort his estranged daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, over an alleged sex tape and alleged past affairs with Bachelor stars Robby Hayes and Josh Murray. The alleged extortion attempt was reportedly tied to a request to get her to lie about the financial crimes the Chrisleys have been accused of.
"Now as far as our oldest daughter, Lindsie, goes, we are saying nothing other than we love Lindsie. She will always be my daughter, that will never change," he said during the podcast. "She is my first-born child. She is loved and this is her moment for her to say whatever she wants to say, regardless of whether or not it's true or not. She is forgiven."
Later in the episode, he said that he and his family are in this position because they "trusted too much" in the past and "should have questioned things [they] didn't question."
He then added "in the coming months there's gonna be a lot of things that will be revealed" about the legal case and his ex-wife's (Teresa Terry, mom to Lindsie and Kyle Chrisley) role as a "whistleblower."
He then brought the conversation back to his kids (he has three with his current wife, Julie: Chase, Savannah, and Grayson). "It is a shame that I have raised five children, and that the jealousy and the greed and the backstabbing that has been exhibited towards a sibling is unconscionable," he said, adding that he has told all his kids to "shut up," including Chase, who he said "has a mouth."
"I'm gonna finish this rant by saying I love all of my children," he concluded.
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