It’s simply amazing that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett got away with just a slap on the wrist when most people would do serious prison time for sixteen felonies.
But instead, Kim Foxx of the Cook County State Attorney’s Office perplexingly decided to drop all of his charges seemingly out of the blue and for no reason whatsoever. The good news is that Smollett will probably never recover from this scandal in a career sense and more details are piling up after a judge ruled to release confidential files on the case.
And you’ll never believe what Jussie Smollett is threatening to do now.
Jussie Smollett became infamous in late January 2019 when he allegedly staged an attack claiming that President Trump “MAGA” supporters did it in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
But things took a drastic turn when the Chicago Police Department discovered evidence that he paid two Nigerian brothers who worked on “Empire” at some point with a $3,500 check to beat him up.
Smollett did it for two reasons; to demonize Trump supporters as violent, racist and homophobic, and also the actor wanted a raise on “Empire” because he felt he was underpaid.
The Chicago Police Department consequently arrested Smollett and charged him with a slew of felonies including “filing a false police report.”
It wasn’t long after that State Attorney Kim Foxx inexplicably dropped all of his charges against him and all he had to do was complete was some community service and fork over his $10,000 bond money.
But things took a dramatic turn when Chicago Judge Steven Watkins ordered the unsealing of all of the files in his case. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News Smollett’s criminal case file includes more than 460 pages of case reports, arrest and supplementary files.
One file unsealed was a video of the Chicago police entering Smollett’s apartment and he still perplexingly had the noose he claimed the two alleged MAGA supporters put around his neck.
Why would he still have it around his neck? He exclaimed to one of the officers who inquired why it was still there that he wanted them to see it for themselves.
He’s got guilt written all over him.
But now Jussie Smollett is ready to go on the offensive against the City of Chicago, which is suing him for the cost of the entirety of the investigation that he is going to countersue them.
The former “Empire” actor says he’s seriously thinking about filing a lawsuit against Chi-Town, “for their conduct underlying the arrest and their conduct thereafter.” Translation — he thinks he’s the victim of a malicious prosecution.
Lawyers in Chicago’s lawsuit seeking $130,000 from “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are anticipating a short trial, possibly as early as next summer. This is according to a five-page status report filed in federal court last week.
The earliest the city’s lawsuit could be ready for trial is June 2020, according to the status report. The trial would likely last two or three days if it moves forward to that point.
The filing also indicates lawyers for the city and the actor discussed a settlement, “but those discussions are not ongoing.” One thing is for sure, Smollett’s money is probably dwindling given the fact nobody in Hollywood will touch the former “Empire” star.
That would be a suicidal move to hire the toxic actor in anything if they want to recoup their investment.