Jussie Smollett Is Still Lying About His Faked Homophobic and Racial Attack
He is still lying...this time about lying.
Jussie Smollett is still lying about faking an attack that he claimed at the time was perpetrated with homophobic and racial motivations!
He is still lying…this time about lying.
Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.
Lawyer Tina Glandian entered the plea on behalf of the 36-year-old actor during a hearing in Cook County Circuit Court after Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to oversee the case, including the trial.
Watkins granted Smollett’s request to be allowed to meet with lawyers in New York and California, but said the actor must give the court at least 48 hours’ prior notice. He scheduled the next hearing for April 17.
Jussie Smollett would be SOOOOO much better off to just apologize, and take his lumps. It would recoup some respect. He’s just making it all worse.
The evidence is clear, and while he has yet to be convicted, and still has a federal investigation pending, we have a PLETHORA of evidence to know that it was all a hoax.
He himself, already tried to blame the incident on his addiction to drugs, to the Chicago Police Department.
Then he went straight, pardon the pun, to the set of Empire and denied everything, with tears in his eyes.
His cast-mates and crew did not fall for it either, with many rather angry that he looked them in the eye and lied to them. He has since been removed by the show, by the very people who stood firmly behind him, until the evidence proved that they had all been hornswaggled!
I really do not get it. I have done some dumb things in my life. I have learned the best thing to do is to just ‘man-up!”
Smollett is charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct, but that does not include the results of an FBI investigation, that includes Homeland Security and the USPS concerning the “threat letter’ with the white powder.
His CPD charges do not include conspiracy charges, most likely from the cooperation from the brothers who did the right thing, and admitted what they had done. I would imagine, that the federal investigation might not be so kind.
He is looking at anywhere between probation and a few years prison time by the CPD investigation. The federal charges could well bring much worse.
Prosecutors allege that Smollett, who is black and gay and plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox TV show, hired two friends to help him stage the attack on him in downtown Chicago early on the morning of Jan. 29. They say Smollett was unhappy about his salary and wanted to drum up publicity to help his career.
Smollett has denied that he staged the attack and maintains he is innocent. His attorneys have called the charges against him “prosecutorial overkill.”
It will all play out in real time. This might be Jussie’s last performance!
A lawyer for Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the “Empire” actor’s trial on charges accusing him of lying to police, saying there has been a lot of leaked misinformation and cameras would allow the public to “see the evidence and the lack thereof.”
It looks like we will get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…maybe!