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Jussie Smollett’s Criminal Case to be Unsealed, Judge Orders

Jussie Smollett’s Criminal Case to be Unsealed, Judge Orders

Smollett’s sweetheart deal is falling apart

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Jussie Smollett’s sweet deal just got a little less so. Thursday, a judge ordered the actor’s criminal records unsealed.

Smollet, now infamous for allegedly paying a couple of dudes to stage a hate crime, had his record sealed as part of a sweetheart deal that enraged Chicago’s entire political machine.

From NBC Chicago:

A Cook County judge has ordered the sealed file surrounding the case of actor Jussie Smollett should be unsealed.

Judge Steven Watkins issued his order Thursday after previously hearing oral arguments on whether the files should remain hidden from the public on May 16.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said a review of the documents is underway and they will be released by June 3.

“State’s Attorney Foxx is pleased to be able to provide the public with even greater transparency in this matter than was previously possible because of the sealing order,” her office said in a statement.

Media attorney Natalie Spears argued then that there was no good cause for his case to remain sealed because he was so public throughout the ordeal, and that it would be harmful to the public to keep it under wraps.

Smollett’s attorney Brian Watson contended that the “Empire” actor has a right to privacy under various statutes that are afforded to thousands of other people every year, and that the media was allowed to cover the process of the case itself, so the public was not barred from learning any new developments.

On Thursday, Watkins said that Smollett had “not shown good cause to rebut the public presumption of access.” It was not immediately clear when the file would be made available to the public.

This is only a drop in the cascade of legal troubles for Smollett.

In April, the City of Chicago sued Smollett after the actor failed to reimburse the city the costs (estimated at $130,000) to investigate a “false police report.”

The Osundo brothers, who Smollett allegedly hired to “attack” him, sued Smollett’s attorneys for defamation.

Kim Foxx, Cook County’s State’s Attorney, was subpoenaed over her handling of the Smollett case. This was after she accused critics of racism.

For our full coverage of this ongoing hoax saga, see here.

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Comments

Wow. His lawyers did a great job taking care of his case. But Smollett’s demeanor really did him in. There is no one left on his side… nor should there be

    legacyrepublican in reply to PDQ2. | May 24, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Oddly enough, far from being left alone, it is because so many on the ‘left’ have turned against him that simply saying he has been left alone doesn’t entirely cover what has happened to him.

    From Mayor Emmanuel to the police chief to others on the left, Jussie has become such a pariah that he now has a quarantine sign on him forcing him to be left alone.

    The judge releasing those records only confirms that the quarantine sign will be permanently affixed to him.

      Good, let the agitating little racist piglet wallow in his own shit. He could have easily started a race-riot with his filthy gambit. He should be in jail, along with the states attorney.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to PDQ2. | May 24, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I love it, how long before he is bankrupt?

    leeman in reply to PDQ2. | May 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Avenatti will represent him.
    If only to rob him off every last penny he has left.

…had his record sealed as part of a sweetheart deal that enraged Chicago’s entire political machine.

You know it’s bad when your “sweetheart deal” enrages even the corrupt Chicago political machine.

Or, it could be that they were just envious of Smollett’s lawyer’s handling of his case.

“Wow, those guys are GOOD!”

    I don’t know if Smollett’s lawyers were really that good. It seems to be more a case of knowing how to push the right buttons of a toxic, hopelessly corrupt legal system, something most anyone could do. Consider what their client had going for them:

    Black? Check!
    Gay? Check!
    Hollywood royalty? Check!
    Blames Trump? Check!
    Supposed victim of homophobic white males? Check!
    Being investigated by racist, dishonest prosecutor? Check!
    Supported by lazy, dishonest, supine media? Check!

I wonder what “review” is needed of the criminal case file to comply with the Judge’s ruling to release. I wouldn’t think there were very many (if any) citizen witness statements in the file, necessitating protecting their privacy by redacting identifying information.

LeftWingLock | May 24, 2019 at 10:11 am

Smollett would have been found NOT GUILTY by a jury of him homeys. Leave the poor guy alone.

    herm2416 in reply to LeftWingLock. | May 24, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Au contraire.
    As a resident of this fine county, his homies are pissed beyond at the special treatment he has received. Well, his black homies are, not sure about his gay homies. The black homies know they would never get the special treatment he received.

      rdmdawg in reply to herm2416. | May 24, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Not sure his homies would side with whitey over Smollet, no matter how much special treatment he got. “Me and my brothers against my cousins, me and my cousins against the world.”

Smug loathsome creature. Karma is a you know what, I await his comeuppance.

Now UNSEAL all of Obammy’s records -the biggest criminal of all time!

The content of the court file will likely be rather disappointing. I doubt that any smoking gun wll be found. Where the damning evidence, against Smollett, rests is in the investigative files of the CPD. Those have also be held back from public release, due to the original court order.

When the dust settles, we will likely know little more than we do now. The results of the investigation by the Cook County Inspector General may prove interesting, though.

All the Justice fixers need to be exposed. From past presidential staff and aides to this years cycle contenders. .

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