Breaking News Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts faces 48 years for fake hate crime claim
Jussie Smollett the empire actor that nobody had heard of before making his false claim of being attacked by two masked men in MAGA hats making homophobic and racial slurs has received the fame he desired. Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts and could face 48 years in prison.
Cook County is not messing around.
Smollett picked the wrong city to make a fake claim. It’s not that the windy city loves Trump. It is a liberal mecca. He picked the wrong city because they are already overridden with crime and murders they didn’t have time for his foolishness.
Chicago Police originally investigated the incident as a possible hate crime but later said Smollett staged the attack, recruiting two brothers to carry it out, because he was unhappy with his pay on the Fox show.
An attorney for Smollett, Mark Geragos, called the indictment “prosecutorial overkill.” He said Smollett “adamantly maintains his innocence.”
“This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department,” Geragos said.
Chicago’s Police Superintendent was pretty pissed off when he announced the whole incident was a hoax.
“He took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who is black, told reporters the day Smollett was initially charged. Johnson said Smollett paid the two brothers $3,500 to carry out the staged attack.
Smollett apparently staged the attack because he felt he was underpaid and wanted a raise and more recognition on the show. Before he staged the attack he sent a racist letter with white powder addressed to himself to the producers of empire. When that didn’t get the desired reaction he came up with the MAGA hoax.
After Smollett’s arrest Empire wrote him out of the final two episodes. So he achieved the fame and recognition he desired. But that raise is probably not coming after Jussie Smollett indicted and possibly headed to prison.It is amazing what young people will do today for fame and recognition.