Todd and Lindsie Chrisley: A father and daughter split by a sex tape and blackmail, united by COVID-19
'Chrisley Knows Best' star Todd Chrisley was admitted to a Tennessee hospital for over four days straight after recently being diagnosed with novel coronavirus.
However, internet trolls have shown anything but mercy on Todd. They bombarded his daughter Lindsie Chrisley's inbox with messages celebrating Todd's condition, which prompted her to call them out. One of the messages read, “Hi Lindsie! Did you see your Dad has Covid? I guess the good guys really do win in the end.”
"The audacity of some people blows my mind. This is disgusting. My inbox is flooding with similar messages & I’m not here for it," the podcaster shared on her Instagram story and added that she will be posting handles of those who continue to be insensitive about Todd's sickness.
Todd had revealed on an episode of Chrisley Confessions podcast: "Can we talk about this bitch called corona?" he said. "I have been battling corona for 3 weeks. I was in the hospital for 4 and a half days, fever between 100 to 103 [degrees] and it has been the sickest I have ever been on this earth."
He added, "Hopefully, I will get better every day, but as of right now, folks, I still am not clicking on all cylinders. I am probably about 70 to 75 percent of what I normally I am, but that last 25 percent is kicking my ass."
Lindsie showing her support for Todd is unexpected and also a welcome departure from the bitterness that they have shared all this while. The father-daughter duo was involved in a very public mud-slinging last year after Lindsie filed a report with the police that Todd and his stepbrother, Chase Chrisley were harassing and threatening to release a sex tape, involving her and 'Siesta Key' star Robby Hayes, if she didn't agree to lie about their tax evasion incident (in the same week, Todd and wife, Julie Chrisley, pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment in court)
However, Todd came clean on the matter said that it was "heartbreaking" to learn that Lindsie would take such a step despite the fact that he has tried to keep her extramarital affairs with Robby and Josh Murray under the wrap. "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," he told Access and added that he would still love her daughter no matter what.
In response to that, Lindsie's lawyer, Musa Ghanayem, said he was not surprised that the first statement Todd released after he was charged with felony has to do with his daughter. "My goal is to make sure that I protect Lindsie from the threats and attacks that she’s constantly getting… I’m not focused on the salacious nonsense that they want me to focus on when I need to focus on a just resolution and protection of my client," Musa added.