Reports Claim Jussie Smollett Might Be Charged In Hate Crime Hoax After All

Reports Claim Jussie Smollett Might Be Charged In Hate Crime Hoax After All
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According to a report from TMZ.com, Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who was accused of concocting a hate-crime against himself for self-promotion, may still be up for charges even though they were previously dropped by the DA of Chicago.

Reportedly, Ola Osundairo and Abel met up with the special prosecutor, Dan Webb, earlier this week. The outlet reported on their meeting earlier this weekend. At one point, Jussie was facing off against a plethora of charges, including sixteen counts of lying to the police and filing a false police report.

After the DA of Chicago dropped the charges, the Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, criticized the decision, calling it a "white-washing of justice." Reportedly, Webb, who is the special prosecutor, in this case, has the power to reinstate the charges.

As it was previously reported, Jussie's hate-crime hoax ruined his career, including seeing him axed from the show on which he previously starred, Empire. The series was the primary source of his income. New reports show that Abel and Ola Osundairo hiding their faces from security footage, albeit unsuccessfully.

Despite their best intentions, both brothers were successfully identified in the end, due to the fact the footage appeared to show their faces. Released by the Chicago Police Department, the two men were pictured sitting in a taxi car with one of them wearing a hoodie around his face.

An audio recording also featured Frank Gatson, the actor's manager, phoning the police and saying to them that he worked for an "artist," and someone attacked him when he went to Subway restaurant. Gatson can be heard saying in the clip that he just wanted to make sure his client was doing ok.

For the most part, the reaction to Jussie's alleged actions has been met with widespread condemnation, especially among social media users. Earlier this year, Dave Chappelle released his new Netflix special, loved by audiences and hated by critics, in which he poked fun at Jussie's hate-crime hoax.

The comedian refers to Jussie as a French actor named, "Juicy Smooliet."

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  • Danger Mauz
    Danger Mauz Oct 7, 2019 8:23 PM PDT

    You should also look at the State's Attorney's office case files, too. Ask yourself why was the special agent of the FBI in child abuse brought in immediately to question Juicy..

  • Donna
    Donna Oct 7, 2019 6:44 AM PDT

    Until you are seated on the jury, you only know what the media has fed the public, not the evidence. If we judge the information presented to the public, why would the prosecution allow Smollett's drug dealers to go uncharged, so that they can make a case for lying? That seems like malicious prosecution.

  • Greg
    Greg Oct 6, 2019 7:42 AM PDT

    Smollet asked us to look at the evidence. So okay here's the evidence. Smollet said he talked to the Osundairo's sometime around 12:30am. He said it was only *after* that conversation that he decided to go out for the walk to Subway. Therefore, according to Smollet's own timeline, there was no way the Osundairo brothers could have known Smollet would be out on the street where they were allegedly waiting for him. That's a hole in his story so big you can fly a 747 though it. Now, he's calling all of us sheep for not looking at the evidence. How dumb does he think people are that they can look at the evidence and not see his guilt 100%? He just keeps digging himself a deeper and deeper hole, basically begging people to hate him even more if that's even possible. Furthermore, the general conditions upon which charges of such a crime are dismissed were not met. He did not have a clean record, he did not admit responsiblity. So there was clearly some sort of favoritism given him by Kim Foxx.

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