Times have been turbulent for Todd and Julie Chrisley since they went on trial for bank fraud and tax evasion in the spring of 2022 before being found guilty in June. During the trial, numerous allegations were leveled at the couple, with one of the more pointed accusations coming from Mark Braddock, Todd’s former business partner. Braddock claimed that he and Todd had a gay affair years ago. The Chrisley patriarch has rebuked the claims on multiple occasions but, in a new interview, he called Braddock a “toad” while using other choice words.
Mark Braddock, who turned the Chrisleys into the FBI, claimed that he and Todd had engaged in an intimate relationship for a year sometime during the 2000s. After the purported affair, they apparently remained friends until Braddock was fired by the family in 2012. In addition, the businessman alleged that he and Chrisley paid a blackmailer $38,000 so that he would not expose them. The eyebrow-raising accusations came up during a new episode of the Chrisley Confessions podcast, during which Todd said he’s not bothered by the rumor itself. If anything, he’s more miffed that it’s coming from Braddock, who he thinks is unattractive:
When he previously spoke out against his former business partner, Todd Chrisley asserted that the man “never touched me” and that he wasn’t aware of his associate’s supposed sexual orientation. During the podcast, Chrisley also stated that his old colleague had changed his story multiple times since making the initial claims. The reality TV star spoke to one of specific portion of the accusation that really seems to have him riled up:
The TV personality’s lawyer also shot down the claims on a separate occasion. The Chrisley family’s attorney addressed the affair rumors in court. In his closing arguments, the lawyer suggested that “Mark Braddock is the very picture of reasonable doubt.” This is a situation that’ll likely linger within public discussions for the foreseeable future but, at present, Todd and his wife have more pressing matters to contend with.
In November, Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison and are set to surrender themselves in Florida on January 17. The two are reportedly making custody arrangements for their younger kids and spending time with family before they begin their jail stints. The Chrisleys are also looking to appeal, and their attorney is “optimistic” about their chances.
Julie and Todd Chrisley have consistently argued their innocence and will likely continue to do so as time goes on. And based on his comments during this recent interview, Todd is sure to keep shooting down rumors of a gay affair involving Mark Braddock.
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