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Todd Chrisley’s ex-colleague: We had gay issue, took care of blackmailer

Todd Chrisley’s former business partner claims they had a gay affair in the early 2000s.
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Todd Chrisley’s former business partner claims they had a gay affair in the early 2000s.
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Todd Chrisley’s previous colleague claimed the truth star betrayed his better half, Julie Chrisley, with him and that they took care of a blackmailer to stay quiet about the issue.

Mark Braddock affirmed in the Chrisleys’ continuous government misrepresentation preliminary in Atlanta Tuesday that he and Todd, 53, were personal for about a year in the mid 2000s, Business Insider revealed.

After the supposed issue finished, Braddock said the two men proceeded with a companionship until 2012 that he compared to a

“fraternity.”

During that time, Braddock worked for Todd’s abandonment the executives organization, Chrisley Asset Management, and he affirmed that they started to get mysterious texts taking steps to uncover them for extortion and their supposed dalliance.

Braddock affirmed that one text read,

“Pay money and we’ll quiet down,”

as indicated by the report.

He guaranteed he then pulled out four installments of $9,500, adding up to $38,000, from his financial balance, and gave it to Todd to take care of the blackmailer.

Chrisley’s attorney, Bruce Morris, alleged in his opening statement that Braddock was “obsessed” with Todd and wanted to be him — a sentiment that was reiterated during his cross-examination, per Business Insider.

Morris and reps for Todd did not immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley in their kitchen.
Todd and Julie Chrisley have been married for more than 25 years.
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Todd has been married to Julie, 49, since 1996, and they share three children together: Chase, 25, Savannah, 24, and Grayson, 16. (Todd also has two kids with ex-wife Teresa Terry: Lindsie, 32, and Kyle, 30.)

The family has appeared on their popular reality show,

“Chrisley Knows Best,” since 2014.

Since Todd has been thrust into the spotlight, there has been a lot of speculation about his sexual orientation.

However, the real estate entrepreneur previously brushed off rumors that he is gay and once even called them “flattering.”

“In order for it to disappoint me, it would mean that I don’t agree with someone being gay,”

he said on

“The Domenick Nati Show” in 2017.

“I don’t believe that’s a choice that you make. I believe that you are the way that God has made you.”

Faye Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Chloe Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley in a "Chrisley Knows Best" promo photo.
“Chrisley Knows Best” has been on the air for nine seasons.
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Todd added that he was

“flattered that people think I can get laid on both ends”

and joked,

“My wife certainly is flattered that as many men want her husband as there are women. With that being said, I’m never going to have a drought.”

Todd and Julie are being sued on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.

According to the indictment, prosecutors allege the reality TV couple submitted fake documents to banks when applying for loans and that Julie also submitted false credit reports and bank statements when trying to rent a house in California.

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