Todd Chrisley may be innocent of forging bank documents, hiding millions of dollars from the government and not paying his federal taxes for multiple years.
We'll let the authorities determine the authenticity of these allegations after the reality star and his wife were indicted this week on 12 counts of financial fraud.
But one thing is certain:
Todd Chrisley is a world class sleazeball.
The USA Network personality pleaded not guilty to all the aforementioned charges brought against him in court yesterday, having alleged previously that a disgruntled former employee actually forged these documents and set both Todd and his wife up.
Really, this is the guy's defense.
"We have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of," Todd wrote on Instagram this past Monday, blaming the entire ordeal on "a trusted employee of ours [who] had been stealing from us big time.
But we're actually not here to discuss Todd's story or whether he really did commit these crimes.
Not right now at least.
Instead, for the sake of this article, we're focusing instead on the relationship between Todd and his daughter, Lindsie.
The latter is very much estranged from her parents, having quit Chrisley Knows Best in 2017 and having moved on to host a podcast with Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry.
Due to her fractured non-connection to dad, some have actually theorized that Lindsie played some role in her parents' indictment.
Did she turn over any evidence to the police or alert them to her father's activities in any way?
No, Lindsie's lawyer said in a statement yesterday.
"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," this statement reads.
And it continues:
"That is untrue, she was not the source of this information.
"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."
Whoa there, right? WHAT?!?
It turns out that Todd's estranged daughter filed a police report in June that alleged her brother, Chase, has purchased a sex tape that featured his sister.
And that Chase and Todd were threatening to release it unless she agreed to lie about some sort of "incident."
It's widely assumed that this "incident" is a reference to Todd and Julie's alleged tax evasion.
We report: Whoa there, right? WHAT?!?
Perhaps even more incredibly, Todd has responded to this allegation -- by hurling Lindsie so far under the bus that we may never see her ever again.
We're gonna bold the entire statement Todd released to E! News because each and every word is simply that stunning. Here it is:
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 [Bachelor Nation stars] Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016.
Sadly, for reasons we can only guess at, she ran to the sheriff's office to accuse her brother of buying a sex tape of her and Robby, which was a complete lie, and now she's telling more lies about me.
"Although our hearts are broken, Lindsie is our daughter and we will always love her."
Yes, they willl love her so much that they will expose her alleged affairs with other reality stars, while also claiming to millions of people that Lindsie made a sex tape with one of these men.
Lindsie Chrisley has not yet remarked on her father spreading these rumors in such a fashion, but Murray responded to E! with a pretty fantastic clapback:
"Lindsie and I have been friends for years," he said, adding:
"I know Todd and his family are going through some tough times right now and I pray everything works out in their favor.
"They should probably focus on how not to be imprisoned for 30 years rather than spreading gossip to try and hurt their daughter.
"I truly believe they are good people and I wish them the best in however they choose to go about their actions."
We disagree on that one point there, Josh: Todd Chrisley is not a good person.