Source - All criminal charges against “Empire” actor” Jussie Smollett have been dropped and “his record has been wiped clean,” his attorneys said Tuesday in a statement.
The development comes less than two weeks after Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime. A judge also granted a motion to seal the case, CBS Chicago reports.
Smollett has insisted he is innocent. Smollett was making an “emergency court appearance” Tuesday morning in Chicago, according to a media release. He and his lawyers were expected to speak to reporters at the courthouse following his appearance.
Soooo does this mean the other two guys are guilty? Did they lie about the whole thing, because someone’s not telling the truth. For those of you unfamiliar with the story here’s a quick recap.
Oh, and in case that clip didn’t do justice to the gravity of the situation, here’s the Chicago Police Chief breaking it down.
Obviously this story is still developing, but I’m shocked. All the evidence was stacked against him. They had checks written FROM SMOLLETT to the Nigerian brothers who ADMITTED they were paid to attack him. The timeline was off. The injuries were ruled self-sustained. He sat down in a chair on Good Morning America and lied through his fucking teeth to Robin Roberts. Robin Roberts! America’s angel. Everyone knew he wasn’t telling the truth. How is all of that not enough? Here’s the statement from his attorneys:
Smollett’s attorneys, Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes, issued the following statement Tuesday:
“Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him. Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement.”
“Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong. It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result.
If you ever want to get away with murder they’re the people to call. The whole thing makes zero sense. The only possible explanation is money. Smollett (allegedly) paid two men to attack him. There’s no reason he wouldn’t pay the court to let him off. Just goes to show you that if you have enough money you can get away with anything. I stand by my original statement. Fuck this guy. He’s not the Gay Tupac, he’s just an asshole.
PS: If I’m wrong, I take it all back hehe