Jussie Smollett is back in the news, thanks to comedian Dave Chappelle who roasted him during his latest Nextflix special, “Sticks and Stones.”
You can watch the clip here:
Smollett is still standing by his story, claiming every “iota” of it is true. However, now his lawyer is chiming in with a rather bizarre angle to the story.
His lawyer is shrugging over the possibility that Jussie Smollett may have lied – saying even if he did lie, it’s actually the Chicago police officers’ fault for taking him so “seriously.”
What the heck?
It doesn’t seem possible, but the Jussie Smollett case just got more infuriating.
As if it wasn’t enough that the “Empire” star was charged with staging a fake anti-gay attack back in January and insulting the character of millions of President Donald Trump’s supporters, Smollett’s attorneys are now insulting the country’s intelligence.
In a court motion reported by the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, Smollett’s lawyers are claiming that even if the actor was behind a faked attack, it wasn’t his fault that the Chicago Police Department decided to investigate the case so thoroughly.
According to the Sun-Times, the bizarre claim was made by Smollett’s legal team in the case where the city is attempting to recover more than $130,000 spent in overtime and other costs related to investigating the alleged attack.
On Jan. 29, Smollett reported to police that he’d been assaulted by two men during an early morning confrontation in downtown Chicago. The men allegedly splashed Smollett with a chemical and placed a rope around his neck while shouting “This is MAGA country,” referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Considering Chicago is a deeply Democratic city where Trump supporters are few and far between — much less attacking black, gay actors at 2 a.m. on a freezing winter morning — the case drew widespread attention, as Smollett knew it would.
Smollett was eventually charged with 16 counts of making a false report — charges that were eventually dismissed by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, to the outrage of much of the country.
In the filing reported by the Sun-Times, Smollett’s attorneys did not admit that Smollett had lied to police but stated that even if he did, he had no control over the cops’ decision to launch a large investigation. [Western Journal]
This is the best example of a smug elitist who refuses to take responsibility for his actions.
This is also why the justice system would have been doing Mr. Smollett a huge favor by throwing the book at him.
That way this entitled little twerp could learn a thing or two about right and wrong, and maybe gain some humility, to boot.
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