Savannah Chrisley said the look on her parents’ faces after their guilty verdict was read is something she will “never forget.”
Appearing on Tuesday’s episode of the “Off The Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe” podcast, the “Chrisley Knows Best” star recalled the moment her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted of fraud and tax evasion.
“I will never forget the moment, sitting in that courtroom every day, a four-week trial,” she said. “And it took three days for the verdict to come back.”
“I will never forget when they stood up to read the verdicts and it was like, guilty, guilty, guilty, like over and over and over again.”
“And I just saw the looks on my parents’ faces and just everything, they were just in tears. We were not expecting that, we were like, ‘There’s no way,’” Savannah added.
Savannah, who is being left to raise her brother Grayson, 16, and niece Chloe, 10, believes her parents are “100%” not guilty and said they are planning to appeal their conviction this month.
“I hope that this appeal will show those things because we were never given an evidentiary hearing by the judge,” she added.
Despite being left to raise her siblings, Savannah said there are no hard feelings toward her mom and dad.
“I know the things they have and have not done. I know the witch hunt. When the government wants someone, they want someone,” Savannah Chrisley said.
“They’re going to do whatever it takes to make it look how they need it to look. There’s no resentment whatsoever.”
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing back at home for Savannah as she recently revealed she had a “full-on breakdown” trying to take care of Grayson and Chloe.
“The other night, I had a full-on breakdown,” she said on her “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley” podcast last month.
“I was trying to find Chloe proper clothes to go and visit my parents and find her hair stuff. I just sat down on the floor and started crying.”
“I am not my mother. How am I going to do this? I don’t feel that I am worthy or capable enough of doing the job she’s done for all her life,” she added.
The Chrisleys were sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison for fraud and tax evasion in November.
Todd, 53, in January began his 12-year sentence at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie, 50, is spending the next seven years two-and-a-half hours away at Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Marianna.
She will also serve 16 months on probation once she is released from prison.