AceShowbiz - Todd Chrisley is facing another legal problem. The "Chrisley Knows Best" star has been sued for defamation over affair and theft claims he made against former Georgia Department of Revenue Special Agent, Amy Doherty-Heinze.
The 53-year-old, who was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for bank fraud and tax evasion, is hit with a new lawsuit filed by Amy. In the court documents obtained by Daily Mail, Amy claimed that the TV personality aimed to smear her reputation by "falsely and maliciously" accusing her of criminal conduct on his podcast and social media in a campaign that led to a "vendetta" against her.
Amy also said that Chrisley went above and beyond to have her Georgia Peace Officer Standard and Training Council certificate revoked which could have prevented her from finding work.
Per the filing, Amy stated that Chrisley's explosive claims include allegations that she stole thousands of dollars from the GDOR evidence room, had an extramarital affair with her then-boss and allegedly made a sex tape with him and one other colleague.
The filing marks Amy's second, while the first is still pending, per Daily Mail. Chrisley was previously forced to admit that he does not possess any sex tape. He also admitted he could not back up claims they had an affair or that Amy was "a crook" in his sworn deposition made earlier this year.
The Georgia Department of Revenue began its investigation into the Chrisleys in 2017 and it is claimed his harassment online started shortly after. A source told the outlet that Chrisley "had managed to dodge being served" until November 21, "but they finally got him at Atlanta's Federal Courthouse when he showed up for sentencing."
On November 21, Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison while his wife Julie Chrisley was sentenced to 7 years in their fraud case. They're expected to serve 16 months of probation as well. The sentencing hugely affected their TV shows as "Chrisley Knows Best" and its spin-off "Growing Up Chrisley" were all canceled. The family also lost their third TV show, "Love Limo".
Todd and Julie then vowed to appeal the sentencing. Their attorney Alex Little stated that the reality stars are "optimistic about the road ahead." Alex further explained, "Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions. Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid."