Richard Hatch Is Back in Jail

Richard Hatch Is Back in Jail-photo

Richard Hatch has just found himself in a familiar place—behind bars.

Us Magazine reports that Survivor winner Hatch has been tossed back in jail—supposedly for sitting down for an interview with Today's Matt Lauer on Tuesday. Hatch was arrested at his sister's Newport, Rhode Island, home—where he was serving out his house arrest—and taken to the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office in Bourne, Massachusetts.

Hatch's sister, Kristen Hatch, claims to have overheard a deputy saying that he was being arrested because "he did an interview."

Hatch had previously served nearly four years in prison for tax evasion after failing to pay taxes on the $1 million prize he'd received for winning Survivor, and received additional jail time for lying on the stand during his trial. He was due to be released from house arrest on October 7.

During the sit-down with Lauer, openly gay Hatch intimated that the judge in his case was biased against him due to his sexual orientation. He further noted that paying lawyers' fees had left him "financially devastated."

Lauer and Hatch both maintain that permission had been granted for Tuesday morning's interview.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Richard Hatch is being railroaded by The Man?



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  • theperm

    you know if your going to give out prize money, you might as well make it a bigger sum, so that when its taxed it equals out to the offered prize. You know what..that man earned his money....watching that show. He played the game just right and should keep every penny.

  • ali

    Me thinks someone is trying to silence him. Let him talk and the public will make the best decision. 4 years for tax evasion on a million dollars and Bernie Madoff screwed many more folks and got off easy even when Feds, State... were tipped off years ago? System is unfair Let him TALK!

  • Lawrence Robinson
    Lawrence Robinson

    Totally not fair. People get away with much worse stuff, and nothing happens to them. I have never seen one person on our streets in pittsburgh cleaning litter for community service, and lord knows there are probably ten kids a day ordered to do community service. Nothing happens to anyone.,. this doesn't make sense.