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An Open Letter in Solidarity with Jussie Smollett and All Targeted by Police Misconduct

Jussie Smollett (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for The Trevor Project) *We, the undersigned, appeal to you to join us as we stand in solidarity with artist and activist Jussie Smollett. As we focus on keeping our loved ones and those most socially vulnerable safe and healthy during these times of COVID-19 and of […]

Jussie Smollett’s Attorney Suggests Osundairo Brothers Wore White Makeup During Attack

Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox television drama “Empire.” (Source: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images North America) *Jussie Smollett’s […]

Jussie Smollett Released on $100K Bond, Pleads to ‘Empire’ Cast: ‘I Did Not Do This’

Jussie Smollett’s mugshot *”Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday morning to face a charge of making a false police report when he claimed to be the victim of a racially-charged hate-crime last month in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed his arrested  after he was hit with charges Wednesday, and his […]

Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys Seek New Trial After Hate Crime Hoax Conviction

Actor Jussie Smollett appears at his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on March 10 in Chicago. / Jussie Smollett sentencing (Brian Cassella-Pool-Getty Images *Attorneys for Jussie Smollett have filed an appeal of his 2021 conviction for staging a racist and homophobic hate crime attack on himself and then lying about it to Chicago […]

Conservative Black Activists Want NAACP to Drop Jussie Smollett from Image Awards

*Washington, D.C. – After Jussie Smollett’s indictment on felony charges for lying to law enforcement about an alleged hate crime, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are asking the NAACP to rescind Smollett’s nomination for an upcoming Image Awards. “Everyone has a reason to be disappointed with Jussie Smollett right now, and these accumulated reasons justify […]

In Defense of Jussie

*This may or may not happen. However, this is what I imagine Empire star Jussie Smollett’s criminal defense attorneys and his PR (read “fixer”) firm will counsel him to say in a public statement: “To my friends, to my family, to my co-workers, and to my fans. There has been a lot of hurt and […]

CNN Urged to Fire Don Lemon After Jussie Smollett’s Bombshell Testimony

Jussie Smollett and Don Lemon (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images) *CNN is facing calls to fire Don Lemon after Jussie Smollett testified that the CNN anchor warned him via a text message that Chicago police didn’t believe he was the victim of a hate crime.  We previously reported that the case is all about […]

Jussie Smollett Compares His Legal Battle with City of Chicago to George Floyd Protests

Jussie Smollett via Instagram *Jussie Smollett has accused the Chicago police department of covering up for shady cops in his legal battle over a $130,000 lawsuit from the city.  In 2019, the actor/singer was accused of lying to cops by allegedly staging a racist and homophobic ‘hoax’ attack on himself. The felony charges against […]

Jussie Smollett Placed in Psych Ward – Taraji Calls for His Freedom | VIDEO

Jussie Smollett courtroom outburst (screenshot) *It appears things are going from bad to worse for Jussie Smollett. Or, maybe it just seems that way. The bottom line is that the embattled actor has been placed in the psych ward at the Cook County Jail. His brother Jocqui Smollett says it’s because the official paperwork […]

Jussie Smollett Released from Jail Pending Appeal of His Conviction | VIDEO

Actor Jussie Smollett appears at his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on March 10 in Chicago. / Jussie Smollett sentencing (Brian Cassella-Pool-Getty Images *(CNN) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail Wednesday night pending an appeal of his conviction, following an Illinois appeals court ruling. The former “Empire” actor was sentenced last […]

Jussie Smollett Shopping New Projects, Secures Financing

Jussie Smollett – Getty *Jussie Smollett is said to be shopping new projects, including a TV series, amid his legal setback over an alleged hate crime.  Smollett testified this week in the case about him allegedly staging a hate crime in January 2019. The disgraced actor is accused of lying to police about being […]

Jussie Smollett’s Hate Crime Hoax Unpacked in New Docuseries | Watch Trailer

Jussie Smollett – Getty *Fox Nation has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming docuseries about Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax.  The five-part documentary series “Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax” will feature interviews with Nigerian brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who claim they helped Smollett stage a homophobic and racist hate crime against himself […]

Jussie Smollett on the Defensive: Lawyers Deny Beating was a Hoax; Claim He’s Being ‘Victimized’

*Watching things go south for their client, lawyers for Jussie Smollett are vehemently denying he faked the attack he reported on Jan. 29. They added: “anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” That statement comes in the wake of reports that Smollett paid two Nigerian  brothers to participate in the attack that resulted in him being beaten, covered […]

Jussie Smollett Has Private Cell, TV Access in Jail: Report

Jussie Smollett courtroom outburst (screenshot) *New details have emerged about Jussie Smollett’s 150 days in prison.  On Thursday, the disgraced “Empire” star was sentenced to 30 months of probation, 150 days of which must be served in county jail. He has also been ordered to pay a $25,000 dollar fine, and pay over $120,000 […]

‘Empire’ Cast Pens Letter in Support of Jussie Smollett, Want Him Back on Show

Actor Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. *The cast of “Empire” continues to show support for Jussie Smollett, who has been shrouded in suspicion since his highly publicized hate […]
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