Richard Hatch Is Back in Jail

Celebuzz | August 19, 2009 - 2:15 pm

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?