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Tax investigator sues Todd Chrisley for defamation

Sep 23, 2022

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Todd Chrisley’s list of legal woes keeps on growing.

The reality star is being sued for defamation for the second time by a woman who investigated his tax evasion lawsuit.

Amy Doherty-Heinze, a former Georgia Department of Revenue investigator, claims the “Chrisley Knows Best” star, 53, has been spreading lies about her on his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast.

According to the lawsuit filed on Thursday and obtained by Page Six, Doherty-Heinze says the reality star “falsely and maliciously” accused her of criminal conduct during the recent investigation and claimed she should be prosecuted instead of him.

In addition, the reality star used Doherty-Heinze’s name numerous times during a podcast episode in September 2021 and allegedly “pursued a campaign” to get her fired.

This isn’t the first time the reality star has gotten into a legal battle with the former tax investigator.

Back in July 2021, Doherty-Heinze sued Chrisley for the same offense saying he accused “her of a multitude of crimes and wrongdoing” on his social media sites and podcast while she was investigating him four years prior.

Although that case is still pending, the former tax investigator slapped Chrisley with the new lawsuit after he failed to retract his statements.

Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley, were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion in June after originally being indicted in August 2019 and again in February.

Although the couple, who face up to 30 years in prison, have yet to be sentenced, they filed a joint motion for a new trial on the grounds that a witness had “lied” during their spring trial.


Todd and Julie Chrisley were both found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.

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Todd and Julie Chrisley were both found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.

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