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Jussie Smollett Found Guilty Of His Own Racist And Homophobic Attack

Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of orchestrating his own attack a few years back.

Smollett during his trail

The former “Empire” was convicted of 5 of 6 counts of disorderly conduct for staging a fake racist and homophobic attack against himself in January 2019.

Smollett had alleged he was beaten up by two white men in ski masks as he strolled to get food. According to him, they tied a noose around his neck, yelled racial slurs at him, and screamed “This is a MAGA country,” as they fled the scene.

The jury of six men and six women deliberated on his case for more than nine hours on Wednesday, December 8 – December 9, 2021, before declaring him guilty.

The charges include lying to the police and disorderly conduct for a false crime report to gain publicity. This is a Class 4 felony which is punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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‘For Mr Smollett to get up and lie for hours and hours, that really compounded his misconduct,’ said Dan Webb, the special prosecutor.

Speaking on the verdict, the disgraced actor’s lawyer Nenye Uche said;

“We respect the judiciary, the trial by jury process, we’re obviously very disappointed,’

He also revealed their plans of appealing the verdict.

‘So we feel 100 per cent confident that this case will be won on appeal. Unfortunately, that’s not the route we wanted, but sometimes that’s the route you have to take to win.’

Jussie Smollett still maintains his innocence, insisting he was beaten by the Osundairo brothers who the court says he paid to attack him


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