With the premiere this season of Chrisley Knows Best this week, a family drama has been made public involving threats to the Chrisley family reputation. Todd Chrisley says that his sister-in-law has been trying to extort money from him over time and has threatened to reveal some family secrets if he doesn’t pay up.
According to Us Weekly, Todd Chrisley and family were being extorted by Chrisley’s soon to be former sister-in-law, Pamela Chrisley. Pamela Chrisley was arrested on Friday and charged with second degree harassment. She is currently out on bail. Todd Chrisley posted Pamela Chrisley’s mugshot with an explanation of what has been going on and how his immediate family has been cooperating with the police.
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Pamela Chrisley has been threatening to sell a story about Todd Chrisley to a tabloid if money was not deposited into her bank account. She is currently in the process of divorcing Todd Chisley’s brother. She even called the money she demanded “hush money.” Todd Chrisley took to Instagram to explain to fans of Chrisley Knows Best what has been going on behind the scenes.
“Folks, today is a sad day for our family, if you notice this individual shares our last name and is married to my brother Randy, Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her.”
Chrisley says this has been going on for months, and the family has “had to stay quite” (assume he means quiet) while law enforcement in Georgia and South Carolina do the job of investigating this crime. Chrisley says the family is now at peace, as Pamela has been found out and is being dealt with.
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Pamela Chrisley’s attorney, Delane Rosemond, says that Pamela is stunned and has no idea what this is about. They claim that this”scandal” was cooked up by Todd Chrisley and family, as the show is tanking in the ratings, and they need to invent a scandal to get press.
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But Radar Online says that Todd Chrisley is no stranger to scandal and drama, as he has had public legal debate with his son Kyle over Kyle Chrisley’s daughter Chloe, a toddler. Todd and Julie Chrisley have custody of Chloe, but Kyle’s most recent issue involves Chloe being on camera.
“Simply put, Todd has the final decision making authority for all legal decisions for Chloe when the parties cannot agree. Further, Kyle does not have the capacity to make legal decisions on behalf of himself or Chloe.”
Kyle Chrisley has a history of drug abuse and mental health problems, but now insists he is clean and on a good path. But Todd Chrisley claims that Kyle does not put Chloe’s best interests first, and tries to play games and tug of war with the child for his own best interest.
— People Magazine (@people) March 8, 2016
People Magazine said that the terms of Pamela Chrisley’s bail is that she can’t be in contact with any member of Todd Chrisley’s family. This means no contact personally, by phone or electronically. It is being reported that Pamela Chrisley was trying to sell a story to the National Enquirer about Todd Chrisley himself. Pamela and Todd’s brother Randy Chrisley are currently in the middle of a divorce.
Todd Chrisley is asking that fans pray for his family. The new season of the show, Chrisley Knows Best, debuts tonight on USA Network.
Do you think there is really extortion going on, or is this a Todd Chrisley publicity stunt?
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