Jussie Smollett Goes Down With Six Count Indictment

In what really should be known as the Jussie Smollett affair, the account of him being a victim of racism never really rang true. Something wasn’t right about the story.

In Chicago, with a special prosecutor taking the case, a grand jury agreed.

…former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday in Chicago by special prosecutor Dan Webb, stemming from the alleged racist and anti-gay attack on him that occurred in January of 2019.

Smollett is due in court February 24 at the Criminal Court Building at 26th and California. Webb said in a statement that Smollett faces six felony counts of disorderly conduct, charges that stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime “knowing that he was not the victim of a crime.”

Bottom line: the guy lied.

Four separate times.

To police.

And he thought they weren’t going to notice?

Tina Glandian, who is the attorney for Smollett, released the following statement Tuesday night regarding the new indictment: “This indictment raises serious questions about the integrity of the investigation that led to the renewed charges against Mr. Smollett, not the least of which is the use of the same CPD detectives who were part of the original investigation into the attack on Mr. Smollett to conduct the current investigation, despite Mr. Smollett’s pending civil claims against the City of Chicago and CPD officers for malicious prosecution. One of the two witnesses who testified before the grand jury is the very same detective Mr. Smollett is currently suing for his role in the initial prosecution of him. After more than five months of investigation, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has not found any evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever related to the dismissal of the charges against Mr. Smollett. Rather, the charges were appropriately dismissed the first time because they were not supported by the evidence. The attempt to re-prosecute Mr. Smollett one year later on the eve of the Cook County State’s Attorney election is clearly all about politics not justice.”

Good luck with that one Jussie. The indictment came from a Grand Jury. The evidence must be pretty good for six counts.

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