Lindsie Chrisley has chosen to kick her famous father while he's down.
And we can't say we mind very much at all.
We just wish she had been wearing metal spikes at the time...
Lindsie, as you very likely know, is the estranged daughter of Todd and Julie Chrisley.
And as you also very likely know by now, Todd and Julie Chrisley were indicted by a federal grand jury this week on 12 counts of financial fraud.
The USA Network reality stars are accusing of forging bank documents... lying about their massive income... and screwing over their fellow American citizens by failing to pay their taxes.
The lead Chrisley Knows Best cast members turned themselves into authorities in Georgia on Wednesday and then pleaded not guilty later that afternoon in court.
They could be sentenced to 30 years in prison.
In the wake of this scandal, lawyers for Todd and Julie have proclaimed their client's innocence.
They've alleged that a bitter ex-employee has actually set the couple up, issued fake documents on their behalf and forged Todd's signature in the process.
One of the questions surrounding this controversy over the past few days has been the following:
Did Lindsie Chrisley play any role in her parents' downfall?
Did she actually tip off the police and/or the FBI to her dad's allegedly illegal behavior?
No, a lawyer for Lindsie now says.
"Lindsie would like to thank all of her supporters," this attorney said yesterday in a statement on behalf of Lindsie, who quit her family's reality show in 2017.
Continued this representative:
"The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in, is quite unfortunate. It was reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father's arrest. That is untrue, she was not the source of this information."
He then dropped this bombshell:
"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."
Wait, what? Back it up here, lawyer dude?
Lindsie belives her family has been harassing her and threatening her?
Yes, and this harassment and this threat are both allegedly centered on two things:
- Todd's reportedly involved in the aforementioned tax evasion scheme.
- A Lindsie Chrisley sex tape.
Bet you didn't see that one coming, huh?!?
Last month, however, Todd's estranged daughter filed a police report in Georgia alleging that her brother, Chase, and her dad were trying to extort her over a sex tape that she made -- and that Chase supposedly purchased.
Lindsie claims that Todd and Chase threatened to release the lewd footage ... unless Lindsie agreed to lie about a certain "incident."
And, yes, sources say this "incident" was related to the tax issues Todd and Julie are currently facing.
"Lindsie is currently processing the events that have unfolded," concludes her lawyer's statement.
"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 remained in the news of late for co-hosting a podcast with Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry.
Her sister, Savannah, has already gone in the opposite direction, showering her parents with biblical support.
Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse yesterday, Todd also invoked a higher power in re-stating his innocence, telling those on hand:
"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."