Jussie Smollett is doing a little more than ‘eating crow’ for the BS stunt he pulled trying to frame innocent Trump supporters in a fake “hate crime” that he staged. A grand jury just slapped the liar with 16 counts of felony charges. You know he must be sweating bullets now.
I mean, forget about his career, the guy will be lucky to see sunlight over the next few years. Though, I’m sure some liberal extremist, like Michael Moore, will hire him for his next crap film- Once Smollett gets out of prison, that is.
According to Hollywood Reporter, a request for comment from Smollett’s attorneys was not immediately returned. The actor was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct and released on $100,000 bail.
The actor reported in late January that he had been viciously attacked by two men who yelled pro-Donald Trump remarks mixed with racist and homophobic language.
Chicago detectives later determined that the Empire actor allegedly set up the highly publicized attack to further his career.
Smollett was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony in the case.
Smollett and his attorneys maintain the actor has anything to do with the assault other than being the victim of a hate crime.
According to police, two brothers helped Smollett orchestrate the faux assault and are now working with detectives to build the department’s case against the actor.
Smollett did one interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts after the assault report but has since gone off the radar, only speaking through his attorneys.
USA Today reported that Smollett was suspended from the hit show “Empire” after the actor was accused of paying two men to attack him last month in what police say was a ploy to raise his profile because he was unhappy with his salary.
“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” said a statement from 20th Century Fox Television attributed to the show’s executive producers. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out.
We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of Jamal from the final two episodes of the season,” they said, referring to his character, Jamal Lyon, the scion of a recording-industry family.