December 1, 2021

USA: Jussie Smollett's Trial For Allegedly Staging Hate Crime Against Himself Began On Monday After 3 Year Delay. He Claimed 2 White Supremacist Tried To Lynch Him While Shouting This Is MAGA Country.

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written by Victoria Taft
Monday November 29, 2021

There will be no cameras in the courtroom when Jussie Smollett’s race hoax trial gets underway in Chicago after nearly three years of delays. This is odd because the Empire actor traded on his character’s “earnest artist” act on the show to buy sympathy for his hoax in 2019. Many people who should know better fell for it.

Since so much time has passed, and because there may be dust bunnies where memories of Joosie Smoolyay (as comedian Dave Chappelle dubbed him) used to be, let us go over the particulars of his crime against polite society.

As the once-great Empire show was doing a slow fade over at Fox and producers were haggling with him over money, Joosie perpetrated his first apparent hoax in a sick bid for attention during the second year of the Trump presidency.

Smollett says someone — with the return address of MAGA — sent him an envelope with white powder, along with a “stick figure hanging from a tree, with cutout letters saying, “Smollett Jussie you will die black [expletive].”

When that hoax didn’t get him enough attention, a week later, Smollett staged his own fake assault.

Smollett claimed that two men wearing red MAGA hats, at least one of whom was white, jumped him while he was out strolling to Subway in subzero temperatures to get a sandwich at 2 a.m. in downtown Chicago. The men, he told police, screamed that “this is MAGA country,” poured bleach on him, and hurled racist and anti-gay slurs. Finally, they wrapped a “noose” around his neck.

The actor got back to his luxe home and called the police, where he showed them his partially eaten sandwich and the rope around his neck.
Kamala Harris — you know, the former Senator and current VP — called the hoax nothing less than an “attempted modern day lynching” and demanded that the rest of us, who had nothing to do with his race hoax, “must confront this hate.”
Meanwhile, back at the FBI, its crack team of investigators who began looking at the first hoax eventually closed the investigation. A postal service investigation, also on the case, later concluded that he probably sent the letter to himself.

On Monday, after almost three years of legal and COVID delays, jury selection began. Smollett faces six charges of felony disorderly conduct. The charges carry a three-year prison term, but few think he’ll be sentenced to prison. That would be racist.

Smollett’s attorneys claim the actor was wrongly prejudged by the public. Ever the victim, let us remember that the man who claimed on his Twitter account that, “I am simply here to help save the world. Nothing is more important than love,” staged a false hate crime to impugn President Trump, white people in general, and MAGA world and reflect glory on himself all at the same time. He should star in his own one-act play.

Smollett is also being sued in federal court for the millions spent on investigating his hoax reports.

written by Ben Kew
February 3, 2019

Actor and singer Jussie Smollett returned to the stage in Los Angeles on Saturday night, days after he claimed to be the victim of an allegedly racially charged attack on the street in Chicago.

Addressing the Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, with a crowd that included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, filmmaker Lee Daniels, and actor Wilson Cruz., the Empire star declared: “I had to be here tonight, y’all. I can’t let the motherfuckers win.”

“I have so many words on my heart,” Jussie Smollett said. “The most important thing I have to say is thank you so much and that I’m okay. I’m not fully healed yet, but I’m going to. And I’m gonna stand strong with y’all. l will always stand for love. I will never stand for anything other than that. Regardless of what anyone else says, I will only stand for love. And I hope that you all will stand with me.”

In his statement to police following the incident on Tuesday morning, Smollett alleged that he was approached by two individuals who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him. One of the men allegedly hit him in the face before pouring an “unknown substance” over his head and wrapping a noose around his neck.

However, many have cast doubt on the details surrounding the attack, including the seriousness of Smollett’ss injuries and whether he was subject to racist and homophobic abuse.

“Just because there has been a lot of stuff said about me that’s absolutely not true,” he said. “I’m sure my lawyer’s sitting up there like. ‘No, Jussie, no! No! Shut the fuck up and sing.’

“I was bruised but my ribs were not cracked; they were not broken,” he explained. “I went to the doctor immediately… I was not hospitalized. Both my doctors in L.A. and Chicago cleared me to perform, but said to take care, obviously. And above all: I fought the fuck back.”


UPDATE 12/3/21 at 1:55pm: Added info below.

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