Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for allegedly lying to police about attack claims

  
Via:  kdmichigan  •  2 months ago  •  23 comments

By:   Mariah Haas

 Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for allegedly lying to police about attack claims
Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about his claims of a racist and homophobic attack against him in January 2019, a special prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about his claims of a racist and homophobic attack against him in January 2019, a special prosecutor said Tuesday.
Special prosecutor Dan Webb issued a statement announcing the indictment against the 37-year-old former "Empire" star.
The actor is due in court on Feb. 24, Fox 32 reported citing a source.

Smollett, who is black and gay, originally was charged last year with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack and lying about it to investigators. The charges were dropped in March 2019 with little explanation, angering police officials and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin in August appointed Webb, a former U.S. attorney, as a special prosecutor to look into why the charges were dropped. Webb was also charged with looking into whether Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's calls with a Smollett relative and an ex-aide of former first lady Michelle Obama unduly influenced the decision to drop charges. Foxx recused herself from the case but continued to weigh in.
On Tuesday, Foxx's campaign for re-election said in a statement: "The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office charged Jussie Smollett with multiple counts, and today the Special Prosecutor did the same. What’s questionable here is the James Comey-like timing of that charging decision, just 35 days before an election, which can only be interpreted as the further politicization of the justice system, something voters in the era of Donald Trump should consider offensive."

In January 2019, Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop at approximately 2 a.m. The actor alleged that the masked men taunted him with homophobic and racial slurs, beat him and looped a noose around his neck before fleeing.

He said his attackers, at least one of whom he said was white, told him he was in "MAGA country" — a reference to President Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

In February 2019, police determined that Smollett's masked attackers were brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, who trained Smollett and worked with him on "Empire." Investigators also identified the brothers as those on surveillance video buying the rope that reportedly was hung around the actor's neck during the alleged attack.
After an intense investigation, police said they determined Smollett staged the entire episode with the help of two brothers, whom he paid to take part in the hoax assault, in an elaborate effort to drum up publicity for his middling career. After prosecutors dropped the case in March, Smollett maintained his innocence but agreed to let officials keep a $10,000 bail.

He then was charged with filing a false police report, but Foxx's office dropped the charges a few weeks later.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Osundairo brothers' attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, said: "The Osundairo brothers are aware of the new charges brought against Jussie Smollett today by the grand jury. As stated before, they are fully committed to the public knowing the truth about what occurred on January 29, 2019. The Osundairo brothers will continue to cooperate with that process and they thank the Special Prosecutor’s office for their tireless work in seeing that justice was administered."

Also Tuesday, Kathy Fieweger, the director of public affairs for the City of Chicago Department of Law, said in a statement:  "We look forward to reviewing the indictment and, as we have said previously, the City stands by our original complaint seeking to recover costs for Mr. Smollett's false statements. We again thank the Chicago Police Department detectives for their hard work on this case the original investigation."
The city has sued Smollett, seeking reimbursement exceeding $130,000 for overtime paid to officers who were involved in investigating Smollett's report. Smollett's attorneys have said the city should not be allowed to recover costs from Smollett because it accepted $10,000 from the actor "as payment in full in connection with the dismissal of the charges against him."


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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    2 months ago

I hope the racist piece of shit gets royally screwed. He can serve as a example for all the other race baiters that want to cry racist at everything that offends them.

I don't think the PoS Obama's can save him now, hopefully that "sonofabitch" has his own problems to deal with soon.

The sad part is there are still liberal snowflakes that believe his bullshit story because of their sever cases of TDS. 

 
 
 
loki12
1.1  loki12  replied to  KDMichigan @1    2 months ago
The sad part is there are still liberal snowflakes that believe his bullshit story because of their sever cases of TDS. 

How much of a complete moron do you have to be be to believe 2 MAGA hat wearing white guys were wandering around Chicago in sub-zero temperatures with bleach and a rope just hoping to find a gay black man to assault?  That is an epic level of dumbass. 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  loki12 @1.1    2 months ago

Well a awful lot of Hollywierd celebrities and left wing democrats believed him. Are you calling them morons? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  loki12 @1.1    2 months ago
How much of a complete moron do you have to be be to believe 2 MAGA hat wearing white guys were wandering around Chicago in sub-zero temperatures with bleach and a rope just hoping to find a gay black man to assault?

A 100%, Grade A, certified moron exhibiting dumbassery not often viewed with human eyes.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    2 months ago
Grade A, certified moron exhibiting dumbassery not often viewed with human eyes

I have seen tons of that kind of dumbassery lately...

they bought into  russia collusion, and that fake impeachment as if there is no end to the stupid.

personally, I have been enjoying all of it as the stupid people make me laugh :)

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.4  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1.3    2 months ago
I have seen tons of that kind of dumbassery lately...

Hillaryious isn't it. The dumbassery is never ending. I wonder what the next faux scandal the TDS crowd will be buying into?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2  seeder  KDMichigan    2 months ago

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KDMichigan
3  seeder  KDMichigan    2 months ago

256

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4  seeder  KDMichigan    2 months ago

256

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    2 months ago

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KDMichigan
5.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 months ago
I wonder if

Someone will show up on a seed with there but Trump TDS? Yeah I'm sure it will happen.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @5.1    2 months ago
Someone will show up on a seed with there but Trump TDS?

Does that sentence come in English? 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
5.1.2  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    2 months ago

I'm sorry, I didn't start it with "But Trump", I'm sure it was hard for you to comprehend.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
5.1.3  gooseisgone  replied to  KDMichigan @5.1.2    2 months ago

When ever they are losing the argument, out come the "grammar police". It's because they're soooooo smart, but they can't figure out how to get an ID to vote.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 months ago
maybe Trump will pardon Smolett in an effort to pander to the black vote.

no need, they along with the rest of us knew from day one it was bs.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
6  seeder  KDMichigan    2 months ago

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Paula Bartholomew
7  Paula Bartholomew    2 months ago

His sister is such a wonderful actress (Eve's Bayou) that I hope his shit doesn't damage her career.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
7.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    2 months ago

If it did it would have already.

All hyperbole aside I really think a just punishment would be the cities cost of his fake crime and he publicly admit to what he did. When he gave his press conference claiming he was exonerated it really pissed me off. Didn't he swear on his mama's life he was telling the truth to?

 
 
 
It Is ME
8  It Is ME    2 months ago

7 to 9 years for lying…. Jussie ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

When you hot ….. you hot !jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Jerry Reed - "When You're Hot, You're Hot"

Well, when he took us inta court I couldn't believe my eyes
The judge was a fishin' buddy that I recognized
I said "Hey, judge, old buddy, old pal"
"I'll pay ya that hundred I owe ya if you'll get me outta this spot"
So he gave my friends a little fine to pay
He turned around and grinned at me and said
"Ninety days, Jerry, when you hot, you hot"
'N' I said "Thanks a lot"

 
 
 
katrix
8.1  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @8    2 months ago

You've apparently forgotten about the witness intimidation (including of the judge herself), and the times he disobeyed the judge's gag order. But then, it never bothers you when Trump intimidates witnesses or retaliates against them for telling the truth, so I am not surprised.

To Trump toadies, laws are things that other people need to obey, but which don't apply to them.

 
 
 
It Is ME
8.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @8.1    2 months ago
it never bothers you when Trump intimidates witnesses or retaliates against them for telling the truth

When did that actually happen (Subject is actually Jussie Smollett jrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg )?

Which "Political Adult" was actually "intimidated" or "Fired" ?

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @8.1    2 months ago

Gaetz was intimidating witnesses also.

What scum.  

 
 
 
KDMichigan
8.1.3  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  katrix @8.1    2 months ago

What witnesses were intimidated? I think you mean the prosecutor was compromised by the bitch michelle obama.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/27/jussie-smollett-investigation-ex-michelle-obama-aide-tina-tchen/3294546002/

 
 
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