Empire’s Jussie Smollett WILL NOT be prosecuted The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Smollett had lied about being attacked by MAGA hat wearing racist men. The truth of the matter was he was really disgruntled over his “lack of pay” on Empire. He had staged the entire “attack” and didn’t just hurt himself, he hurt all other would-be victims in the future. I said it on this website once and I’ll say it again, Jussie Smollett is a piece of shit. Now to add to that, any and all people that would stand up for him (Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson) they are pieces of shit too.
Per the New York Times:
The state’s attorney’s office said in a statement, “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case,” including Mr. Smollett’s performance of community service and an agreement to forfeit his $10,000 bond payment, “we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution.”
In an interview later, Joe Magats, the prosecutor who made the decision, said there had been no problems with the evidence or the police investigation into Mr. Smollett. He also noted that Mr. Smollett had no previous criminal record and said that dropping the charges “didn’t exonerate him.”
Many celebrities and advocacy groups expressed their support for Mr. Smollett, painting the attack as another example of the increasing number of hate crimes in the era of Mr. Trump’s presidency. But soon, doubts about Mr. Smollett’s account played into a different narrative: that it was a real-life “false flag” concocted to shame the president and his supporters.
Before Mr. Smollett’s arrest, the president described the attack as “horrible.” After the arrest, Mr. Trump asked on Twitter, “what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?”
During a press conference Smollett had this to say:
“I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since Day One,” he said somberly. “This has been an incredibly difficult time, honestly one of the worst of my entire life, but I am a man of faith and I’m a man that has knowledge of my history, and I would not bring my family, our lives or the movement through a fire like this.”
Yeah whatever dude, your hateful and racist comments didn’t just hurt yourself, it hurt many people who will now second guess asking for help in the future. Smollett deserves the worst punishment, not a slap on the wrist.