Arrest warrant 2016A3720500028 harassment 2nd degree. Arrest warrant 2016A3720500027 blackmail and Extortion. Folks, today is a sad day for our family , if you notice this individual shares our last name and is married to my brother Randy , Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her , our family has endured this harassment for many months and had to stay quite to let law enforcement from two states to do their job , today is the first day of many to come and additional charges but our family will persevere and move forward together , we are at peace now that we know who has been behind this tragic situation and ask for your prayers and support for healing at this time.

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Pamela Chrisley, the sister-in-law of “Chrisley Knows Best” star Todd Chrisley, has been arrested on charges of harassment and blackmail, after allegedly attempting to extort money from the Chrisley family.

The reality star broke the news on Instagram, writing, “Folks, today is a sad day for our family, if you notice this individual shares our last name and is married to my brother Randy.”

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He continues, “Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her.”

According to a South Carolina FOX affiliate, Pamela threatened to sell a story to the National Enquirer that would harm the family name unless she was paid “hush money.”

“Our family has endured this harassment for many months and had to stay quite to let law enforcement from two states to do their job, today is the first day of many to come and additional charges but our family will persevere and move forward together,” Chrisley says. “We are at peace now that we know who has been behind this tragic situation and ask for your prayers and support for healing at this time.”

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According to Delane Rosemond, an attorney for Pamela, she denies ever trying to extort money from the Chrisley family.

“These salacious allegations of extortion of monies from a family that is involved in reality TV known as ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ unfortunately has permeated Oconee County,” Rosemund says in a statement. “As you may know the ratings for the Chrisley’s reality TV show has dropped tremendously over the last couple of viewing seasons and this is simply a ploy to increase their ratings.”

The attorney also claims Pamela will be filing a defamation lawsuit against the family, seeking $1 million in damages.

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