"Now as far as our oldest daughter Lindsie goes, I will say to you that we are saying nothing other than that we love Lindsie," Todd said. "She will always be my daughter, that will never change, she is my first-born child. She is loved and this is her moment for her to say whatever she wants to say, regardless of whether or not it's true or not."
"She's forgiven for what has happened in the last week-to-10 days, she is forgiven for what has happened in the investigation, that she has contributed to," he added. "She is forgiven for what she is going to do today or tomorrow. At the end of the day, I am her father. And clearly the feelings I have had for her her entire life are not reciprocal. And for that, that's heartbreaking."
Earlier this month, Todd addressed reports on Lindsie's allegation to police that he had attempted to extort her over a sex tape, telling ET in a statement, "[It's] heartbreaking and shameful that these kinds of accusations have to be aired in public."
"We have tried to keep Lindsie's extramarital relationships with Robby Hayes and Josh Murray private for her sake since August of 2016. Sadly, for reasons we can only guess at, she ran to the sheriff's office to accuse her brother of buying a sex tape of her and Robby, which was a complete lie, and now she's telling more lies about me," Todd alleges in the statement. "Although our hearts are broken, Lindsie is our daughter and we will always love her."
"I know Todd and his family are going through some tough times right now and I pray everything works out in their favor," Josh said in a statement to ET. "They should probably focus on how not to be imprisoned for 30 years rather than spreading gossip to try and hurt their daughter. I truly believe they are good people and I wish them the best in however they choose to go about their actions."