Todd Chrisley is dropping his appeal in ruling that he defamed revenue agent, owes her $755K

ATLANTA — Convicted reality star Todd Chrisley is dropping his appeal after a jury awarded a Georgia Department of Revenue agent $755,000 saying he defamed her.

According to the original complaint against Chrisley, DOR investigator Amy Doherty-Heinze said he “began a social media campaign against the GDOR and certain of its employees, contending that the investigation was illegal and improperly motivated.”

Court documents say Chrisley “began attacking” Doherty-Heinze, “accusing her of a multitude of crimes and wrongdoing.”

In April, a federal jury said Chrisley was responsible for one count of libel and one count of slander.


The jury then awarded Doherty-Heinze compensatory damages of $350,000 plus punitive damages of $170,000, as well as attorney’s fees, totaling to about $755,000 in overall damages, Doherty-Heinze’s attorney said.

According to court documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Chrisley has dropped his appeal, “pursuant to the joint stipulation of the parties to dismiss.”

The court then granted Chrisley’s motion to voluntarily dismiss the appeal.

Todd and his wife Julie Chrisley, mostly known for their reality TV series “Chrisley Knows Best,” were found guilty in 2022 of conspiring to defraud banks and the IRS out of millions of dollars.

Channel 2 Action News first started investigating the Chrisleys in 2017, when we learned that Todd Chrisley had likely evaded paying Georgia state income taxes for several years.

Court documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News showed that by 2018, the Chrisleys owed the state nearly $800,000 in liens.

The couple eventually went to trial and a federal jury found them guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion in June 2022.

The Chrisleys are currently going through the process to appeal their conviction in that case.


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