Skip to comments.Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack
Posted on 02/21/2019 7:50:14 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack - as Empire producers consider suspending him, after security footage emerged of the Nigerian brothers buying ski masks
Jussie Smollett, 36, was criminally charged on Wednesday night in Chicago
He is charged with filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony
Police say that he hoaxed a hate crime assault on himself on January 29
His attorneys say he 'enjoys the presumption of innocence' and will fight charge
Empire's producers are reportedly considering removing Smollett from TV show
Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo were earlier seen entering grand jury
Video of them buying ski masks and red hat day before the attack has emerged
Cops believe Smollett hired the duo to carry out a staged assault on himself
Charges carry a maximum sentence of three years and a fine of up to $25,000 FBI is also still investigating hateful letter that Smollett said he received
The Chicago Police Department announced on Wednesday night that the Cook County State's Attorney Office had approved criminal charges against 36-year-old Empire star.
His lawyers say he intends to 'mount an aggressive defense' against the class 4 felony, that could land him up to three years in prison if convicted.
Police suspect the actor, who is black and openly gay, staged a racist and homophobic assault against himself on January 29, which he claimed was carried out by white men who shouted 'this is MAGA country' as they put a noose around his neck.
As new of the charges against Smollett broke, Empire's producers were weighing whether to remove him from the Fox drama series, on which he portrays the musician Jamal Lyon, sources close to the show told Variety.
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The MAN made him mentally ill!
He’s not such a nice guy!
They’ll off him.
Look here....Don’t look there.
I smell a Lamestream Media effort to blow a smokescreen around the real news of the week - The confession of former high FBI official McCabe on 60 Minutes of a coup attempt against President Trump by FBI/DOJ Insiders.
Of course, we Patriots long suspected this happened, but McCabe gives us eyeball confirmation.
So not since Benedict Arnold sold West Point to the British has there been such a high act of treason against the United States of America!
Paid them with a check, that’s rich. He and Jerry Springer should get together and go bowling.
I’m betting that she’ll give him the ole standard “he was raising awareness” pass.
Dumbass is about to find out even those stamps are traceable.
Easy enough for PD and FBI. Once a libtard always a libtard.
Jussie is like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
looking for a jury nullification
Maybe he’ll get it and maybe he won’t. The Police Superintent is black and was very angry. And not a word was said about “fighting Trump”, only that he did it “to get more money”.
It’s possible a Chicago jury won’t be sympathetic.
If it was Jussie versus mythical “Trump supporters” then by all means, jury nullification would be very high odds. But it’s Jussie vs Chicago. That’s different.
I’m not going to pretend to predict the future. But the presence of Geragos means that some sophisticated strategy shall be employed.
I’ll just say that I don’t think a Chicago jury will care about the things you or I may speculate about.
I mean, the charge is “disorderly conduct”; which doesn’t sound like it’s any big deal. By the time this gets to trial, if it ever does, I think people will be thoroughly disengaged in caring about this. They will plead him down a couple of notches, cite a drug habit, get him involved in a kabuki rehab....and at the end, I suspect he’ll pay 5/8ths of what the Chi police spent; do 60 days in outpatient rehab, and it will generally be almost nothing.
Larry Elder just played Chicago DA laying out the details of the hoax. Various cameras nailed him and his two accomplices.
Hell probably get 3 days public service and 6 months of counseling, too, like the muzzie girl.
A better question is DID HARRIS KNOW OF THIS BEFORE IT HAPPENED?
Conspiracy charges might be damaging even to a RAT presidential candidate.
“Raymond Shaw is the kindest bravest warmest most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life”
In keeping with the obvious political put up job concocted by Harris with her gay boy front actor Smollett (Raymond Shaw), to create a fake racial event, yet again directed against Trump supporters to be characterized as thugs and white supremacists coached by the MASTER of race baiting for fun and profit, Al Sharpton.
An ironic “meme” quoted used by the brainwashing Stalinist Communists in the original “Manchurian Candidate”— the one and only-—
Angela Lansbury directing her own son to murder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCjBOZ4r9Ck
Uh, maybe-— it sure didn’t work for Fatty Arbuckle, another notably piss poor actor with a pervo lifestyle.
Pretty obvious this smollett clown is a c grade actor, desperate for his 15 mins of fame-— however it is gotten, and the ..... money... ooooh yeah!
Will ensure he gets MAXIMUM PRISON SENTENCE!
See what I did there?
His libtard allies will need to remember....THE POLICE CALLED YOU OUT BRO!!!
This isn’t some B’s political P’ssn contest...
You fight this, YOU’RE GOING DOWN HARD!
He won’t care.
He wants jail time.
More street cred...
I didn’t LIE, my lawyer F’D me!
I know bro Barkley and Shaq broke it down for me on Sports center...
You used a personal cheque...when you should have used cash!!!
He’d have better luck, AND, be funnier...if he said...I GOT SCAMMED BY G-DAMN NIGERIANS!!!!!
Is that soon enough?
This was so incompetent a hoax that it's hard for sane people to see any kind of "network" behind it.
He just stated tonight that he “has an untreated drug problem”.
Somehow his attorney is going to get this down to time spent “in rehab” to treat his drug problem so this never happens again.
He’s now claiming that drugs made him do it.
Now that right there is funny. I don’t care who you are.
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