Il 2022 si è rivelato particolarmente difficile per le star dei reality TV Todd e Julie Chrisley. A giugno, una giuria di Atlanta li ha giudicati colpevoli di aver commesso diversi crimini federali, tra cui frode bancaria, evasione fiscale e cospirazione, secondo l’Associated Press. La coppia – nota ai fan come star dello show statunitense di successo “Chrisley Knows Best” – è stata incriminata nel 2019 per aver frodato le banche della comunità per 30 milioni di dollari in prestiti fraudolenti e per aver nascosto milioni di dollari di entrate all’IRS. Si sono dichiarati non colpevoli delle accuse, ma sono stati condannati a tutti gli effetti dopo un processo di tre settimane questa primavera. Il contabile della coppia, Peter Tarantino, è stato dichiarato colpevole di cospirazione per commettere frode fiscale, mentre Julie è stata anche condannata per ostruzione alla giustizia e frode telematica.
Todd and Julie Chrisley's son Grayson was in a 'horrific car accident'
Ahead of their prison sentencing on November 21, Todd and Julie Chrisley revealed in the latest episode of their "Chrisley Confessions" podcast that their youngest son, Grayson, was involved in a terrifying car accident. "We got the phone call that we had to get to him," shared Todd. "I ran out the house, jumped in the car and found him on the interstate." He said an ambulance and a team of paramedics were already there when he arrived. "His car was totaled," recalled Todd. "I remember looking at Grayson on the back of that stretcher in the back of that ambulance and him crying... and the police stopping me to talk before I went to him. All I could think about was, 'Thank you, God,' because he's alive and crying."
Once at the hospital, Todd said he made the doctor run a test on Grayson to prove that he was not under any influence at the time of the crash. "Then I kick into the world of celebrity that we're in, that soon as the press gets this they're going to run a story," he explained. Per People, this was not the first time that a child of the Chrisleys had been involved in a serious car crash. In 2017, their daughter Savannah also survived a near-fatal accident after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a railguard. She was left with a broken vertebrae, plus cuts and bruises all over her body.