Lindsie Chrisley Is at Odds with Her Famous Family Amid Tax Evasion Indictment

The Chrisley family has a lot to work through right now. Todd Chrisley, best known for his role in Chrisley Knows Best, along with his wife Julie has been indicted on tax evasion and fraud charges. The legal ramifications should be enough drama for the reality TV family, but they appear to be crumbling further in front of the media. Allegations of extortion, infidelity, and harassment are flying from every direction. At the center of the entire circus is Lindsie Chrisley, Todd’s daughter from his first marriage. While she appeared on the family’s reality TV show, she is now best known for her podcast with Teen Mom 2 castmember, Kailyn Lowry.

Lindsie Chrisley alleges her father and brother have harassed her over an alleged sex tape

In July 2019, Lindsie filed a report in Georgia alleging that her father, Todd, and brother, Chase, have attempted to extort her. According to TMZ, Lindsie claimed that the family was in possession of a sex tape in which she was featured. She went on to suggest her brother purchased the tape, and the family had threatened to release it if she did not comply with their demands.

The report doesn’t go into detail about what the family’s demands were.  TMZ, however, has suggested the incident is somehow tied to Todd Chrisley’s indictment. Todd and Julie were indicted in Georgia on tax evasion and wire fraud charges. They are also accused of hiding income from the IRS. They have pled not guilty, according to The New York Times.

The family fired back, claiming they’ve hidden Lindsie’s infidelity

Todd Chrisley and his famous family seem to want to go down swinging. Shortly after he was indicted, Todd took his moment in the spotlight to claim his daughter, Lindsie, had cheated on her husband. Todd’s statement was directly related to reports that Lindsie had gone to police to claim both Todd and Chase had tried to extort her.

In a statement obtained by People, Todd said “It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public. We have tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital relationships with Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016.”

Lindsie hasn’t exactly denied the allegations, according to Women’s Health, however, she’s asked for privacy. If Todd was looking to mend fences with Lindsie, sharing potential infidelity with the public seems like a weird way to go about it. Nevertheless, he claims he loves his daughter and would like to reconcile at some point.

Why did Lindsie Chrisley leave the family’s show?

Lindsie appeared on the family’s USA show, Chrisley Knows Best, for five seasons, but exited on a sour note. While the family tried to cover their familial strife by alleging the travel logistics were too much for Lindsie, it looks like that was a fib. Sure, Lindsie resides in Georgia while the show films in Nashville, but there was clearly more to the story. According to Nicki Swift, Lindsie walked away when her father wanted to exploit her divorce on the show.

Shortly after she left the show, she reconciled with her husband, Will Campbell. The couple remains together. Allegedly, Lindsie has spent the time since she left the show further distancing herself from her troubled family. Rumors have swirled that she handed over evidence that helped indict her father and stepmother.