They say justice is blind, but for former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, justice was anything but impartial and objective.
Smollett claimed he was jumped on the streets of Downtown Chicago by two MAGA supporters but the police investigation illustrated a different story. Smollett was initially charged to the fullest extent of the law but they were incomprehensibly dropped by the Cook County State Attorney’s office for no reason.
But a Chicago Judge just ordered Google to do one thing that may finally result in Jussie Smollett landing in jail.
It’s been almost exactly a year since Jussie Smollett – a homosexual African American actor largely known for Fox’s “Empire” – made national news because he claimed to have been beaten by two President Trump supporters on the streets of Downtown Chicago.
In the Chicago Police’s investigation, they discovered Smollett paid two coworkers on “Empire” to stage this attack. Rumor spread that Smollett was seeking a pay raise on “Empire” and that gaining national sympathy was an alleged reason to achieve that.
Smollett was charged with sixteen felonies, but ultimately Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all the charges in exchange for a $10,000 revocation of his bail and 200 hours of community service. That slap on the wrist was a gross injustice.
The “Alien: Covenant” star thought all of this was behind him but that was wishful thinking.
A special prosecutor was appointed in June due to the incompetence and favoritism State Attorney Kim Foxx showed Smollett during his court proceedings.
One Chicago judge ordered the release of videos associated with the case; one was a body cam from a police officer as he entered Smollett’s apartment where he was oddly wearing a noose around his neck over an hour later after the attack.
And now a Chicago judge has signed off on two search warrants ordering Google to turn over a year’s worth of data related to Smollett’s Gmail account as well as “any and all location data and information from the use of GoogleMapsTimeline.”
They approved the special prosecutor’s request for search warrants to obtain from both Smollett and his manager “not just emails but also drafted and deleted messages; any files in their Google Drive cloud storage services; any Google Voice texts, calls and contacts; search and web browsing history; and location data.”
This is incredibly damaging to Smollett and if he is guilty then they will absolutely find the proof through these warrants. If you’re familiar with the case then you already know how reckless and careless Smollett was about allegedly planning the event.
He left a money trail by paying his Nigerian coworkers and brothers in the form of a check for $3,500. And they also have camera footage of both of the Nigerian brothers buying rope, masks and other paraphernalia at a hardware store in Chicago.
And when the police showed up at his apartment, Smollett was still wearing the noose he alleged the two MAGA supporters put around around his neck. What’s the first thing you would do after an attack like that? Keep the noose around your neck as you walked home to your apartment? Nobody would do that.
This Google warrant is likely the hook line and sinker for the special prosecutor.
The kicker is Smollett had no idea his records were being seized at Google until January 8th when it was issued over a month earlier on December 6th.
That means even if Smollett wanted to delete or alter his search history or phone data, it wouldn’t have mattered because they already had it before he would’ve had a chance to.