Famous figures serving jail time are also partaking in the festive joy of Christmas, including reality television personalities, musicians, and a former shamed film producer. Let’s take a look at the Yule Tide meals that a few celebrity convicts enjoyed on the Christmas Day of 2023.
R. Kelly, the 56-year-old singer, faced a guilty verdict for sex trafficking and racketeering charges in 2021, and was further charged in 2022 for three counts, each of child pornography and enticing a minor.
With a sentencing of 31 years, he is now under detention at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. For his Christmas feast, Kelly relished a main course of Cornish hens, broccoli cream soup, and a generous side dish arrangement – mashed and sweet potatoes, glazed carrots, cornbread dressing, and dinner rolls, finishing with pecan pie.
35-year-old Josh Duggar, once recognized from the reality show ’19 Kids and Counting’, faced arrest and conviction in 2021 for possession and receipt of child pornography.
By May 2022, Duggar was handed a 12-year plus, 7-month sentence, and he is now located at the Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville near Dallas, a low-security federal prison. His sentence was later elongated by an extra 2 months. TMZ’s insider reported Duggar’s Christmas meal as baked Cornish hen, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, dinner rolls, a cheese and rice casserole, and assorted holiday pies.
50-year-old Julie Chrisley, a former fixture of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’, was convicted in June 2022 for several federal crimes that included tax evasion and bank fraud. By November 2022, Julie and Todd Chrisley, her spouse, were handed a combined sentencing of 19 years.
Todd is serving 12 years, together with a probation of 16 months, while Julie’s sentence is for seven years, plus a probationary period of 16 months, though she was able to cut her term short by seven months. Julie’s reported Christmas meal was roast turkey with an array of sides – baked candied yams topped with marshmallows, cornbread dressing, mac and cheese, cream gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pecan pie.
Todd Chrisley, the 54-year-old former star of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’, is serving a 12-year sentence for fraudulently evading tax. Chrisley and his spouse had pled not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, aimed at evading federal tax in August 2019. In June 2022, the couple faced a guilty verdict in an Atlanta federal court on all charges. However, his prison term was reduced by two years. TMZ sources report that Chrisley’s Christmas dinner echoed Julie’s, with roast turkey, baked candied yams with marshmallows, cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, cream gravy, cranberry sauce, diner rolls, and pecan pie.
Joe Exotic, 60, popularized by the show ‘Tiger King’ (real name Joseph Allen Maldonado), was arrested in September 2018, facing accusations of attempting to contract two hitmen to kill Carole Baskin, a fellow big cat collector and a character in the Netflix’s documentary ‘Tiger King’. In 2019, Exotic was convicted for 22 years imprisonment for a host of 17 federal charges, including animal neglect and attempted two counts of murders-for-hire. He was also convicted for harming wildlife, including selling tiger cubs, killing five tigers, and forging corresponding paperwork. By January 2022, his sentence was reduced by a year. His Christmas dinner at the Atlanta federal prison involved baked Cornish hens, bread stuffing, macaroni and cheese, carrots, chicken gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and holiday pie.
Harvey Weinstein, 71, the former Miramax co-founder and film producer, was taken under arrest and charged with rape in May 2018. He faced a guilty verdict in February 2020 for two out of the five felonies he was charged with, resulting in a 23-year prison term. Further indictments followed in July 2021, leading to an additional conviction for rape in December 2022, and an extra 16-year sentencing. This case was a key point in the advancement of the #MeToo movement. Our source indicates that the convict’s Christmas meal was made up of baked chicken breast, seasoned chicken gravy, steamed white rice, kernel corn, dinner rolls, a spread of margarine, and topped off with an ice cream sundae.
The Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, 31, was sentenced to a decade-long prison term in August as he was convicted for shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020. His charges included neglectful firearm discharge, assault with a semi-automatic weapon, and carrying an unregistered, loaded firearm. Since his sentencing, he has spoken to his fans via social media while in prison. According to reports, his Christmas delight consisted of pineapple-glazed ham, a pineapple and carrot salad, mashed potatoes, beef gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, ice cream, and a sweet finish with blueberry crisp.