Richard Hatch is in trouble, possibly for doing a “Today” show interview with Matt Lauer on Tuesday.
The “Survivor” winner/tax evader had already returned to his sister’s home in Newport, RI, where he was under house arrest when authorities arrived to take him into custody and then later transferred him to Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne, Mass., reports AccessHollywood.com.
Although an immediate reason wasn’t given, Hatch’s sister Kristin thinks it has something to do with granting the interview.
“I heard [the sheriff] tell Rich that he did an interview, and that’s why he was going back to prison,” Hatch’s sister said on Wednesday’s “Today” show.
Check out video of Hatch’s interview with Matt Lauer.
Hatch’s attorney Cynthia Ribas claims her client secured clearance from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to do interviews with “Today,” “Access Hollywood,” local NBC affiliate WJAR-TV in Providence and radio station WPRO-FM.
On “Today,” Hatch said he suspected he was the target of discrimination in court during his tax evasion trial because he’s gay.
Hatch, who spent more than three years in jail for tax evasion, was grateful for being released to home confinement with his sister in May, even though he had to wear a monitoring device.
In his “Access Hollywood” interview with Tony Potts aired Tuesday night, Hatch said, “I’m restricted still with this thing on my leg, but I could be in a worse place.”
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