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Todd Chrisley posts about ‘attention seekers’ and calls the week a ‘distraction’ after indictment

Todd Chrisley is not staying silent in the wake of he and his wife’s indictment for financial crimes, as well as brewing family drama with estranged daughter Lindsie Chrisley.

The reality star took to social media with an inspirational quote and lengthy message which included cryptic lines about ‘attention seekers’ and also called the events of the week a ‘distraction,’ in a post late Thursday night.

Todd, 51, and his wife Julie, 48, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a 12-count federal indictment that accused the couple of tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud.

Speaking out: Todd Chrisley shared an inspirational quote and lengthy message which included cryptic lines about 'attention seekers' and also called the events of the week a 'distraction,' in a post late Thursday night

Speaking out: Todd Chrisley shared an inspirational quote and lengthy message which included cryptic lines about ‘attention seekers’ and also called the events of the week a ‘distraction,’ in a post late Thursday night

The USA star shared an image to his Instagram account of a famous quote by televangelist Robert H. Schuller: ‘Tough times never last, but tough people do.’

In his caption, the real estate mogul launched into diatribe about leaning on his faith and getting back work while also adding pointed lines that could refer to his strained relationship with his eldest daughter.

‘Trust and believe that we are holding the right hand of God on this walk we are on, if he brings us to it he will bring us through it,’ Chrisley begins in the message. 

He then rants about ‘attention seekers’ and grieving loved ones who don’t love you back which could be a veiled reference to Lindsie’s estrangement. 

Todd penned: 'Please don¿t fall victim to false prophets , don¿t give attention to the attention seekers , stay steady on your course , grieve the loss of ones you love that didn¿t love you , pray for them even though they have wronged you , forgive them for yourself and ask God to move them on.' (L-R Savannah, Todd, Julie, Chase and Lindsie Chrisley in 2016)

Todd penned: ‘Please don’t fall victim to false prophets , don’t give attention to the attention seekers , stay steady on your course , grieve the loss of ones you love that didn’t love you , pray for them even though they have wronged you , forgive them for yourself and ask God to move them on.’ (L-R Savannah, Todd, Julie, Chase and Lindsie Chrisley in 2016)

‘Please don’t fall victim to false prophets , don’t give attention to the attention seekers , stay steady on your course , grieve the loss of ones you love that didn’t love you , pray for them even though they have wronged you , forgive them for yourself and ask God to move them on.’

This week Lindsie told DailyMail.com that her father Todd was ‘repugnant’ for threatening to leak her alleged sex tape – which reportedly involves Bachelor contestant Robby Hayes – unless she helped cover up Todd’s alleged tax evasion.

Her comments came after Todd and wife Julie pleaded not guilty to the crimes in federal court. 

So much drama: This week Lindsie Chrisley accused her father and brother Chase of allegedly extorting her to stay silent by threatening to leak a sex tape; The family reportedly tried to keep her quiet over Chrisley's tax evasion which he and wife Julie were indicted

So much drama: This week Lindsie Chrisley accused her father and brother Chase of allegedly extorting her to stay silent by threatening to leak a sex tape; The family reportedly tried to keep her quiet over Chrisley’s tax evasion which he and wife Julie were indicted 

A judge ordered them to surrender their passports and said they’re not allowed to travel outside of parts of Georgia and Tennessee without letting their probation officers know where they will be. 

However, their lawyers had asked for travel permission so they can continue filming their reality show. 

Todd noted in his social media rant that their series was still moving forward with the eighth season.

‘We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn’t been cancelled,’ he wrote on social media.

In court: Todd and Julie pleaded not guilty to a 12-count federal indictment that accused the couple of tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud

In court: Todd and Julie pleaded not guilty to a 12-count federal indictment that accused the couple of tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud

He then spoke about leaning on his faith during this troubling time and noted: ‘[So] the Lord says “May the net your enemies cast for you be the same net they become snared in .. 

‘To each and everyone that has supported us on this journey we call life , we love you with all of our hearts , the kindness we have been shown yesterday and through this process has been overwhelming 

‘God is good , we drop our hands and surrender to God and will let God do the rest , you can’t claim FAITH and still express FEAR.’

 

On top of the Chrisley’s mounting legal issues, the family has been hurling accusations back and forth over alleged threats and harassment surrounded Lindsie’s sex tape.

'We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn¿t been cancelled,' Todd wrote on social media.

‘We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn’t been cancelled,’ Todd wrote on social media.

The 29-year-old disowned her family over their alleged treatment of her and told DailyMail.com that she wanted nothing to do with them as their trial moves forward.

She denied rumors that she was the source of the information used by feds to arrest her father and stepmom and accused her dad of trying to extort her to remain silent by threatening to leak the sex tape.

Todd denied the existence of a tape but revealed that Lindsie was having affairs with Robby and fellow ‘Bachelor’ contestant Josh Murray in 2016 behind her husband Will Campbell’s back.

Federal investigators had wanted to interview Lindsie about Todd and Julie’s alleged bank fraud and federal tax evasion.

Hurling accusations: Lindsie denied rumors that she was the source of the information used by feds to arrest her father and stepmom and accused her dad and brother Chase (pictured) of threatening to leak her sex tape

Hurling accusations: Lindsie denied rumors that she was the source of the information used by feds to arrest her father and stepmom and accused her dad and brother Chase (pictured) of threatening to leak her sex tape

But Lindsie claimed bother Chase, 23, and and her dad threatened to release the sex tape if she did not ‘lie about an incident’.

Sources confirm to DailyMail.com Lindsie had separated from Will in 2016, even going so far as to draw up divorce papers, but the couple are now back together.

Speaking exclusively, Lindsie’s lawyer Musa Ghanayem said Todd and Chase should be investigated for extortion for the sex tape threats.

Lindsie went to police on July 16, a month before Todd and Julie were arrested for bank fraud and federal tax evasion on Wednesday.

Lindsie's statement: 'Unfortunately, certain members of her family will not let her live in peace. We are flabbergasted at the audacity of Todd and Chase Chrisley, who are more focused on attacking my client rather than defending themselves against the allegations of criminal conduct' (L-R Julie, Savannah, Chase and Todd Chrisley in 2018)

Lindsie’s statement: ‘Unfortunately, certain members of her family will not let her live in peace. We are flabbergasted at the audacity of Todd and Chase Chrisley, who are more focused on attacking my client rather than defending themselves against the allegations of criminal conduct’ (L-R Julie, Savannah, Chase and Todd Chrisley in 2018)

In an exclusive statement to DailyMail.com, Ghanayem said: ‘Lindsie would like nothing more than to be left alone and go about her own business.

‘Unfortunately, certain members of her family will not let her live in peace. We are flabbergasted at the audacity of Todd and Chase Chrisley, who are more focused on attacking my client rather than defending themselves against the allegations of criminal conduct. 

Chrisley told Access Hollywood, ‘It’s heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public.

Fighting back: Todd later accused Lindsie of lying and denied the accusations of the extortion attempt

Fighting back: Todd later accused Lindsie of lying and denied the accusations of the extortion attempt

‘We have tried to keep Lindsie’s extramarital relationships with 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.’

Daily Mail UK

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