LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Todd Chrisley’s wife Julie Chrisley is heading to trial this December as the couple’s money troubles continue. Todd Chrisley recently falsely told news that he and his family’s money troubles are long over. Such is not the case. In fact they are arguably growing. In court documents obtained exclusively by LALATE this month, Julie Chrisley is preparing for a roughly December 2014 trial date as a defendant stemming from Todd’s bankruptcy claims.
Todd Chrisley filed for bankruptcy before the last season of Chrisley Knows Best was filmed. That bankruptcy case is not over. But it has snowballed into other money disputes and other lawsuits. Among them is a suit brought by Jason L. Pettie as Chapter 7 Trustee against Julie Hughes Chrisley. Pettie is Todd’s court appoint trustee. Todd and his company Chrisley Asset Management filed for bankruptcy. Those matters are pending.
But just as Todd was prompting the first season of his new show, that bankruptcy trustee sued Julie claiming alleged fraudulent transfer and seeking recovery of money/property. Julie disputed the same and countersued. Now this case is heading to trial as early as December 2014. Julie’s counsel and the trustee have agreed to all pretrial order requests to be completed by December 12, 2014. Pursuant a scheduling order signed by both parties on May 5, and obtained by LALATE, no trial date is set. But the earliest it could be scheduled would be late December 2014.
Todd has told news that recent reports about his bankruptcy troubles are wrong, calling them “just a regurgitation of what happened in 2012. We’re very blessed. It’s 2014, we’ve moved on.” Chrisley’s statements are disingenuous. Just days before Todd made that statement, on or around March 14, 2014, Julie asked a bankruptcy court to give her a jury trial to dispute allegations of fraudulent transfers. The trustee is seeking to go after the money that Todd claims happened in 2012.
Chrisley’s on air fibs for Chrisley Knows Best compounded during season one. On Chrisley Knows Best season one, Todd told viewers that he is spending millions of his net worth on a department store project. But in documents filed by Todd, he admitted that does not have millions to spend. Todd further bragged on air about his family belonging and purported annual household spending. But in court documents filed by Todd, he claimed that he does not own a single household belonging. Lastly, on air Todd tells viewers that he is launching Chrisleys and Company Department Store in Atlanta. But in court documents, Todd claimed Chrisleys and Company LLC has a zero value. He also declares no inventory, no assets, and no other value.
Elsewhere, Todd Chrisleys personal bankruptcy case is still active. Recently the trustee sought request for Todd Chrisley’s email transmissions from internet service providers. Second, the company which Todd Chrisley founded, Chrisley Asset Management, filed for Chapter 11 on 04/22/2013. That case is still very much active. As reported on LALATE just recently, on April 18, the court ordered Julie Chrisley on behalf of the company to return $220,000 by Friday April 25, 2014. So far, Julie has only returned $86,500 as of May 3, 2014. And in state court, Todd Chrisleys was just recently sued for breach of contract by a criminal defense attorney. For about Todd’s money troubles and his Chrisley and Company Department Store “reality” tv claims click HERE.