A statement from the Chrisleys says they're suing Joshua Waites, the director of the Georgia Department of Revenue's office of special investigations.
The Chrisleys say Waites abused his office and started up a relationship with the Chrisleys' estranged daughter, Lindsie, as a way to get confidential tax info from them.
Chrisley also says Waites was out to gain notoriety from investigating him and his wife, Julie, amid their tax evasion case.
Chrisley says he has texts between Lindsie and Waites in which they shared jokes about how much they don't like him. Chrisley also says that perhaps Waites went after Lindsie to intimidate her.
According to Chrisley, one of the texts reads:
"So. Some stuff happened today. And we have a meeting the first of the year that is super big. And is all about Todd. Like serious. So. I want to know if you would be willing to talk about him or her."
The Chrisleys recently settled their case and paid $77,000 in overdue taxes. The initial claim from the Georgia Department of Revenue stated that they avoided paying almost $2 million in state taxes, but it was all chalked up to "incorrect filing."
"Julie and I knew all along that we had done nothing wrong and that when all the facts came out, we would be fine," Chrisley said then.