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  • Jussie Smollett to make post-scandal directorial debut with B-Boy Blues coming soon to BET+

    05/25/2022 8:48:39 PM PDT · by algore · 32 replies
    Jussie Smollett will make his post-scandal directorial debut on BET+ with the upcoming film B-Boy Blues. It will be the first project for the 39-year-old actor since being found guilty in December 2021 of charges stemming from a fake hate crime against himself. Mona Scott-Young, 55, and her Monami Entertainment has joined the film as a producer and was a key figure in the BET+ deal, according to an article on Wednesday by Variety. Smollett was sentenced in March to 150 days in county jail after being convicted on felony charges over the January 2019 hate crime hoax. He served...
  • Jussie Smollett releases new song claiming innocence weeks after leaving jail

    04/09/2022 11:14:44 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/09/2022 | Jesse O’Neill
    Jussie Smollett chided police and prosecutors and declared his innocence in a song released Friday — three weeks after he was sprung from a Chicago jail while his lawyers appeal his conviction for staging a hate crime.
  • Jussie Smollett premieres new song addressing his court case: 'You think I'm stupid enough to kill my reputation just simply to look like a victim?'

    04/09/2022 5:49:36 AM PDT · by algore · 64 replies
    The Empire star, 39, took to Instagram on Friday and posted a lyric video set to his new tune, Thank You God, where he touches on his recent legal troubles •'Some people searching for fame / Some people chasing that clout / Just remember this ... this ain't that situation / You think I'm stupid enough to kill my reputation?' he sings •'Just simply to look like a victim / Like it's something fun / Y'all better look at someone else / You got the wrong one,' he goes on •The actor notes that '100% of the profits' from the...
  • VIDEO: Will Smith Hits Chris Rock for Insulting Jussie Smollett

    03/28/2022 7:33:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 63 replies
    Rumble ^ | March 28, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOLEAVE JUSSIE SMOLLETT ALONE!!!That was the message that Will Smith delivered to Chris Rock at the Academy Awards when he smacked the comedian. And a warning to Dave Chappelle: Better stay at least an arm's length away from Will Smith at all times.
  • Defamation suit by brothers in Smollett case can go forward

    03/18/2022 12:32:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2022
    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago ruled Friday that an attorney for Jussie Smollett might have defamed two Black brothers who testified that they participated in a fake racist and homophobic attack on the actor when she suggested they had been wearing “whiteface.” U.S. District Judge Mary Rowland’s ruling centers on comments Tina Glandian made on NBC’s “Today” show in March 2019, shortly after the Cook County State’s Attorney announced it was dropping charges accusing Smollett of lying to police about the incident two months earlier. Discussing how Smollett had told police that one of his attackers was white,...
  • Jussie Smollett released from jail following order from appeals court

    03/16/2022 10:10:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 03 16 2022 | Staff
    Jussie Smollett walked out of a Chicago prison on Wednesday night. An appeals court earlier cleared the way for his release, ordering the actor be released from jail after posting a personal recognizance bond of $150,000, and pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack. The former "Empire" actor was surrounded by security as he exited the Cook County Jail. He did not comment as he got into an awaiting SUV, but his attorneys said he was the target of a racist justice system and people playing politics. Smollett's attorneys had argued...
  • Jussie Smollett Granted Release From Prison To Appeal Hoax Crime Conviction

    03/16/2022 4:46:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Black America Web ^ | March 16, 2022 | Keenan "HIGz" Higgins
    In a surprising twist of events, recently imprisoned actor Jussie Smollett has officially been granted early release from jail following approval by the appeals court while he works towards getting an overturned conviction on his 5-month prison sentence. TMZ obtained the document that was put in motion today, which states he’ll have to post a $150,000 bond before he can officially be a free man. The doc reads, “This cause having come on for hearing on the motion of the defendant Jussie Smollett, to stay his sentence of incarceration and to grant him a bond pending the disposition of his...
  • Jussie Smollett Team Demands Immediate Release Cite Threats, Health, COVID

    03/15/2022 11:37:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    TMZ ^ | 03 14 2022 | Staff
    Jussie Smollett's lawyers have wasted no time demanding his release from jail -- at least while his appeal plays out --- claiming he risks being harmed (physically and microbially) every second he stays behind bars. The 'Empire' actor's legal team filed an emergency motion Monday asking a judge to spring Jussie from behind bars while his appeal is pending -- arguing that the potential cons of him staying locked up in Cook County far outweigh any benefits. The crux of their case here is that Jussie's family has been on the receiving end of what they say is a barrage...
  • He'll try anything! 'Immuno-compromised' Jussie Smollett complains about the risk of COVID in jail and says psych ward is harming his mental health as his lawyers ask for him to be freed (again) just five days into his 75 day sentence

    03/14/2022 1:34:14 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 94 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/14/2022 | smith
    Five days into his 75-day jail sentence, Jussie Smollett is now complaining that he is at risk of COVID in jail and is worried about his mental health so should be let out early. Smollett, 39, is being held in the medical unit of the Cook County Jail. His family say he is being held in the psych ward and that there's a note on the door of his cell saying he is at risk of self-harm - which they insist isn't true. They say it speaks to Smollett's courtroom outburst where he insisted he wasn't suicidal and claimed if...
  • JUSSIE SMOLLETT: I got jail time because I'm Black.

    03/14/2022 6:07:54 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs2 · 83 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/12/2022 1:00 AM PT | TMZ
    Jussie Smollett believes there's one overarching reason he was sent to jail, and it's not because of the hoax ... he says it's because he's Black. Sources with direct knowledge and in constant touch with the "Empire" actor tell TMZ ... Jussie fully expected to get jail time. He told his defense team before sentencing he felt he would be treated more harshly than other defendants convicted of a non-violent crime ... all because of the color of his skin. He thinks it's more evidence of systemic racism in the judicial system. Jussie told his team after sentencing he was...
  • Smollett’s Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson links 150 days in jail ‘injustice’ to lynching of Emmett Till

    03/14/2022 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | March 14, 2022 | Kevin Haggerty
    Actress Taraji P. Henson compared Jussie Smollett’s fake hate crime sentence to the lynching of Emmett Till in a celebrity-endorsed plea for early release. Henson, who co-starred with Smollett on the Fox show “Empire,” took to Instagram in a display of hashtag activism to make her case. Rather than argue on the merits of innocence or guilt, Henson claims Smollett is facing excessive punishment. “I am not here to debate you on his innocence,” Henson wrote, “but we can agree that the punishment does not fit the crime.” 0:10 / 50:16 1 seconds... Henson then proceeded to compare the sentence...
  • Jussie Smollett's brother claims the actor is in a 'psych ward' in jail

    03/13/2022 1:26:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/13/2022 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Jussie Smollett's brother posted to Instagram on Saturday, claiming the actor was being held in a "psych ward" while incarcerated. Jocqui Smollett posted to the actor's account, which is currently being run by his family, to share the news with his followers. "So Jussie is currently in a psych ward at Cook County Jail. What's very concerning is there was a note attached to his paperwork today and put on the front of his jail cell saying that he's at risk of self-harm," Jocqui Smollett said in the Instagram video. He went on to say that his brother is no...
  • Jussie Smollett is 'placed in Cook County jail psych ward' after court outburst: Brother takes to Instagram to insist the race attack hoaxer is 'in no way, shape, or form at risk of self-harm'

    03/13/2022 9:18:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 83 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/13/3022 | y ADAM MANNO and GINA MARTINEZ FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The brother of Jussie Smollett says the Empire actor has been placed in a psych ward at the Cook County Jail after he was sentenced to 150 days on Thursday for lying to the police about an alleged hate crime in 2019. 'So Jussie is currently in a psych ward at the Cook County Jail. What's very concerning is that there was a note attached to his paperwork today and put in front of his jail cell saying that he's at risk of self-harm,' said Jocqui Smollett in a video posted to his brother's Instagram account Sunday morning Jocqui urged...
  • VIDEO: The Only Jussie Smollett Defenders Who Still Believe His Innocence Are Named Smollett

    03/12/2022 10:36:36 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 12, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOAs you can see, even among those who continue defending Jussie Smollett NONE believe he is actually innocent EXCEPT for those whose last name is "Smollett."
  • UPDATE: Cook County to Monitor Jussie Smollet’s Cell with Security Cameras After Suicide Comments

    03/11/2022 1:24:50 PM PST · by fwdude · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 11, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail on Thursday STARING TODAY. Smollett was also sentenced to 30 months probation, ordered to pay $120,126 restitution and a $25,000 fine. This was after he faked a hate crime accusing Trump supporters in MAGA hats of beating him in the street and putting a noose around his neck as he walked to a Subway at 2 AM in -2 degrees. in reality, he hired two Nigerian brothers in white makeup and staged the entire beating. The fake news media believed every word of it. Jussie screamed after he was sentenced,...
  • Soros-Funded Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Calls Jussie Smollett Conviction ‘Mob Justice’

    03/11/2022 10:09:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2022 | Paul Bois
    Kim Foxx, the Cook County prosecutor who nearly let disgraced actor Jussie Smollett walk scot-free, now says his criminal conviction and subsequent sentencing was an example of “mob justice.” In early 2019, the Empire actor claimed he fell victim to a hate crime on a cold winter’s night in Chicago at the hands of two men who derided him with homophobic slurs while yelling “this is MAGA country” as they tied a noose around his neck. Many in the media took Smollett’s story at face value until evidence revealed that he had hired two brothers from Nigeria to stage the...
  • Nolte: All the Idiots Who Demanded Justice for Jussie Smollett

    03/11/2022 1:11:14 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2022 | JOHN NOLTE
    Because we’re human and have all made mistakes, it’s important to be humble when others fall short. There is one exception to that rule: those who don’t care if they make mistakes, those who are happy to make and repeat mistakes if it furthers their political agenda. Of course, I’m talking about leftists, most especially those in the corporate media, politics, and celebrity. There is no lie these monsters won’t spread to get their way. Jussie Smollett’s 2019 fairytale about being attacked by white Trump supporters long after midnight in a freezing downtown Chicago, should have immediately invited skepticism for...
  • Calls to probe Obama links to the shock decision to drop Smollett charges after it emerges Jussie's sisters worked for President's campaign and made personal visits to White House aide

    03/11/2022 6:53:56 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    dailymail ^ | 27 March 2019
    Texts exchanges between Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and ex-Michelle Obama aide Tina Tchen are facing increasing scrutiny Jussie Smollett's record was wiped clean on Tuesday and his case was sealed Chicago police union slammed Foxx's conduct as 'highly suspicious' and called for a federal investigation into her handling of the case She recused herself prior to Smollett's arrest after exchanging texts with Tchen and one of the actor's relatives Critics have now been dragging up the seemingly close ties Smollett's sisters have with Tchen The shock decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett has critics questioning whether...
  • Michelle Obama’s former aide Tina Tchen DEFENDS contacting the State Attorney about Jussie Smollett prior to his 16 charges being dropped

    03/11/2022 8:52:14 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    DAILYMAIL ^ | 27 March 2019 | LAUREN FRUEN
    Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff has been forced to defend her decision to contact the State Attorney about Jussie Smollett prior to his 16 charges being suddenly dropped. Tina Tchen issued a statement saying she was simply putting ‘the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with an alleged victim’s family’ when she contacted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Tchen said: ‘Shortly after Mr. Smollett reported he was attacked, as a family friend, I contacted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who I also know from prior work together. ‘My sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor...
  • VIDEO: Judge Tells Jussie Smollett He Is Doomed to Be Butt of Jokes Forever

    03/11/2022 8:07:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 11, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOYes, being the butt of jokes and laughed at for all eternity is probably even worse punishment than 5 months in jail for Jussie Smollett. Comedians will forever be grateful to Jussie for giving them an endless supply of joke material. Just the name "Jussie Smollett" can't help but induce smiles followed by laughter.