Jussie Smollett Held GUILTY On 5 Charges For Faked Hate Crime
Smollett’s case fell apart the minute he took the stand.
Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett will learn his fate today since the jury reached a verdict.
Count 1 accuses him of telling responding Chicago Police Officer Muhammed Baig at around 2:45 a.m. — some 45 minutes after the purported attack — that he’d been the victim of a hate crime. He said two attackers put a rope around his neck. GUILTY
Count 2 refers to Smollett telling the same officer he was a victim of a battery, describing attackers beating and pouring bleach on him. GUILTY
Counts 3 and 4 are when Smollett made the same claims but to a different officer, Kimberly Murray, later that morning — at just before 6 a.m. GUILTY
Count 5 accuses Smollett of again telling Murray at around 7:15 p.m. that he was the victim of a battery. GUILTY
Count 6 refers to Smollett reporting on Feb. 14, 2019, to detective Robert Graves that he’d been a victim of an aggravated battery. NOT GUILTY
What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie. https://t.co/o8ilPu68CM
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 30, 2019
Smollette GUILTY pic.twitter.com/5MKShL3lhK
— Robert Philmore (@PhilmoreRobert) December 9, 2021
The jury today saw Jussie Smollett conduct a *DRY RUN* a day before staging his fake hate crime.
Meanwhile, this is what Democrats had to say about the #JussieSmollett race hoax👀👇 pic.twitter.com/msJXBhMwik
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) December 1, 2021
Tonight, Jussie Smollett can rest knowing that his attacker has been convicted.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 9, 2021
Smollett faces six felony charges for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself. They are all disorderly conduct charges:
Count 1 accuses him of telling responding Chicago Police Officer Muhammed Baig at around 2:45 a.m. — some 45 minutes after the purported attack — that he’d been the victim of a hate crime. He said two attackers put a rope around his neck. Count 2 refers to Smollett telling the same officer he was a victim of a battery, describing attackers beating and pouring bleach on him.
Counts 3 and 4 are when Smollett made the same claims but to a different officer, Kimberly Murray, later that morning — at just before 6 a.m.
Count 5 accuses Smollett of again telling Murray at around 7:15 p.m. that he was the victim of a battery. Count 6 refers to Smollett reporting on Feb. 14, 2019, to detective Robert Graves that he’d been a victim of an aggravated battery.
Smollett claimed two white men beat him up and yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him on a cold January night in 2019 in Chicago after 2 AM. They hit him, put a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him.
The police immediately unraveled his story. The evidence pointed at Smollett hiring the Osundario brothers to attack him.
Abimbola Osundario told the court that Smollett paid him and his brother Olabinjo to carry out the hate crime. The jury watched a video of the three men supposedly doing a “dry run” of the hate crime.
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So here’s where we find out if jury nullification to protect hate crime hoaxes becomes a thing.
Was this pretty fast.. in general?
They said it was 9 hours.
8-hours, 55-minutes longer than it needed to be.
Sounds like there was a holdout that was convinced that they could get more people to stand with them and when it became obvious that they were alone they finally gave up.
I literally have no idea what took them 9 hours.
Maybe they wanted a couple free meals out of it
Maybe there were a few racists holding up the verdict?
The jurors had to finish laughing before they came out with the verdict. That took at least eight hours.
MSM on blackout.
No…they will report found “not guilty”.
I have to say that the separate counts for telling two officers the same lie feels like BS to me. I wonder if that was a reason the jury took 9 hours to decide on each count.
If had used a hammer to hit two LEO he would charged twice even though he used the same hammer. Same principle.
I think this is probably why the Jury said not guilty on Count 6. Either that, or the Jury wanted to find some way to say “see?? We didn’t just rubber stamp this!! We Deliberated!!!”
Take him away and lock him up now. Throw away the key.
Juicy, don’t drop the soap!
Thirty days in the electric chair!
Thirty minutes with “Bubba” over in C Block.
It doesn’t work like that, drednicolson. If acquitted, you are not given a reward, only punishments for those found guilty.
Either just before or shortly after he was indicted, didn’t the city essentially give him the opportunity to pay back the city’s out-of-pocket expenses (which I believe were several hundred thousand dollars) to end all this and he refused? Or, am I misremembering that?
In the early days of this, all that the COPD wanted was an apology for wasting their time, and Jussie could have gotten out of it for no money at all. This entire trial happened because Jussie has been such an arrogant douchebag at every step along the way.
He was given every opportunity to walk away with his freedom, if not his dignity. Significantly more than most would have gotten. But it would have meant admitting to his shenanigans, and the very last thing a self-entitled progtard will do is admit wrongdoing.
Maybe (hopefully) because charges greater than “disorderly conduct” can now be filed.
He was sure he was going to get away with it. He had been making a lot of money, I bet his attorneys are rich, and now he will be standing on street corners with a work for food sign.
He’s connected. Some are throwing him under the bus, but I believe he’ll be taken care of by the team.
You can be sure he was given the ‘go ahead’ by the leftists around him.
I read that the court is waiting for Juicy and his lawyers to return to the courtroom before announcing the verdict. I expect he’ll keep everyone waiting for hours, and then finally walk in stoned out of his mind.
I have low expectations that justice will be served today.
That way when the fucker walks free I won’t be disappointed and if he’s found guilty then bonus. But I’m not holding my breath.
Ha! I just heard “guilty on all counts!” Yesss!
Correction — guilty on 5 of the 6 charges.
Jussee’s self-attack script was spot on: Chicago is “MAGA country!”
When this first happened I called BS immediately! Even before we knew about the Nigerian brothers and the video evidence. It was just so preposterous! I had never heard of Smollett nor the show Empires, but we were supposed to believe that a couple of Maga racists not only knew who he was, but recognized him in the dark on a cold night in Chicago. AND they just happened to have a noose on hand and some bleach! Yeah… super believable!🤣🤣🤣
I don’t know how many commenters know Chicago as well as I do. Suffice to say that a noose and “maga country” in Streeterville is worthy of a skit by Barbara Billingsley in “Airplane.” LOL
As a lifelong Chicago native before moving to Indiana, I agree. There’s no way this happened there. Not at 2 am in January. Too cold for a MAGA cap, let alone there being two black guys in Chicago who actually supported Trump and who had reason to be out in the below-freezing temps.
Maybe if he’d left the political part out, someone might bite as purely a homophobic thing, not that you can tell Jussie is gay when he’s out walking at 2 am with a heavy winter coat and hat.
Never seen “Empire” so I can’t attest to his acting skills, but he’s not a very good writer or director based on this little drama he staged.
or casting agent.
Total commie media blackout.
Hate crime, huh. Diversity breeds adversity. Diversity, practiced without a license, is a criminal offense. Color supremacists, indeed. Morons.
Apparently Smollette and his legal team are late in their return to court. That doesn’t bode well for the sentencing phase, assuming sanity prevails regarding the verdict.
Did his lawyer start crying again?
Can he please just go away, but first make him pay back the funds law enforcement was forced to expend on his charade.
On another note, seems the Waukesha murderer and Maxwell trials are not in the news, now why would that be?
Won’t be a trial, he will plead out.
Wasn’t a case about race. Was a case about class.
I knew he was going down.
Anyone know how much time (if any) he will do?
Pathetic CNN has proclaimed him guilty of “disorderly conduct” Never believe a word they say. Not one word.
These are all disorderly conduct charges. Under Illinois law, false reports to police fall under disorderly conduct.
Disorderly Conduct is a huge umbrella that covers much. Andrew McCarthy writes here https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/smollett-and-perjury-the-sentencing-enhancement-alternative/ He also talks of a possible “enhancement” to the sentence.
Many are downplaying this that Smollett just told a lie to the Law…so what? You who also told lies? Those involved in the Salem Witch trials — like that didn’t have any consequence…
It was a jury of Chicagoans, none of whom would ever have believed that story. At 2am and 16 below, rednecks in MAGA hats prowling Streeterville? Don’t even start.
What would possess Smollett to go to a courtroom with a story like that? He’d have to be delusional.
People who play pretend for a living aren’t generally very intelligent. Why our society treats them as moral and scientific arbiters is beyond me.
It’s just a variation on the theme of worshipping athletes. Too many in our nation are jock sniffers or celibrity-worshippers.
And his defense was equally ridiculous–going to a convenience store for eggs at 2 in the morning in the Chicago winter–who does that?
At the time, I checked every detail I could. I grew up not far from Chicagoland, as it’s called there, and there were obvious incongruities that led me to decide within a day that Smollett’s story was bullshit. I don’t care how much you crave an omelette, you don’t shop for eggs in the middle of the night anywhere, much less a few blocks from Lake Michigan. LOL
I’ve been outdoors in temps below -25, but have only once actually been afraid of the cold. A New Year’s Eve during the day in Chicago. Not all that cold by Upper Midwest standards, -4. But I was walking across Grant Park, from the Field Museum to the Art Institute. Wind whipping off the lake at 3o mph, no shelter and not quite enough winter clothing.
I was well-accustomed to brutal cold, to the point of over confidence, but for a brief moment on that trek over the frozen snow, I wondered if I’d make it. Streeterville is maybe a mile north of there and high-rises block the wind. But it was below zero and Jussie did not go out for eggs.
Bravo Ben Shapiro, bravo!
So, knowing Chicago Court, how hard will that slap on the wrist be?
If I had to bet, I’d bet on two broken wrists. Compound fractures. Chicago put a shitload of energy into this. The decision makers are not, not, NOT amused. We shall see, but I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be Jussie right now.
As Carlin put it, “Sister Mary Discipline with the steel ruler”
“AUUUGHHH! MY HAND!! EAAGHHHH!”
So what happened to the sixth count?
10 white people on this jury
I can just here the “racist” excuse’s
It’s a start.
Now let’s see what he gets as a sentence
Now PLEASE let this race-baiting POS get some jail time!
Even 6 months would make me happy. Sadly, I am expecting probation or house arrest.
NPR -“Jussie Smollett found guilty of disorderly conduct in trial over his alleged attack.”
Jucy’s racist hoax attack proven to be a racist attack on people of french-vanilla color.
Shaun King started getting nervous when Juicy said his fake attacker was off-white.
Fabricated racism. A big fat hoax!
Benjamin Crump, Lee Merritt, Shaun King, and BLM hardest hit.
Every cry of racism from these clowns should be responded to with Justice for Juicy!
Is the door still open to more serious charges being filed, now that these charges are proved?
Especially in light of his obvious lies on the stand?
The major question for me is the federal side. Jussie mailed himself a letter with the requisite “white powder.” If the feds decide that the local verdicts aren’t enough, that crime carries a potential 10-year sentence. Oh, and there’s no parole in the federal system.
There is no way that the Feds [look at the AG, look at the Director of the FBI. Look at who Smollett is friends with.] will do anything against him.
With our current Justice Department?
You a funny guy
The objections are well-founded. I freely admit that this case makes me unrealistic. I utterly despise that piece of shit and am voicing my hopes and not my expectations. Kill me now! LOL
I made a similar comment today on another site
I’m an optimist
But, not always a realist
The Derp State has no incentive to investigate this. They’re Team Jussie.
I’ve been a white guy a long time, so I get that thing about the rope – as everyone knows, whites are stockpiling rope at this very moment and just sitting around the campfire practicing knots while pigging out on Fox News – but really, what’s with the bleach?
Bleach turns black guys white, I guess. Only explanation I’ve ever understood.
Using an empty hot sauce bottle was a nice touch
White people always keep that stuff in their pockets. Especially if you’re a pandering politician
LOL no one is gonna get this… 😉
I think he got that sauce from the Hildabeast. LOL
OK – I was wrong. I thought his defense (attempting to appeal to white liberal guilt and black nationalism) would work. But apparently it failed to move the needle very much.
Maybe – just maybe! – people from all walks of life are getting sick of this race baiting.
“….are getting sick of this race baiting.”
When was anybody NOT sick of it. It morphed into the obama/biden monster because of the corruption of the GOP and the treason of Jeff Sessions and William Barr.
Obama was before the stated treasons though. Frankly I don’t think Obama’s behind Biden now; his horse is Harris and Biden’s freezing her out.
Have any of the members of Congressional Black Carcass said anything yet?
Joy Reid’s commentary tomorrow morning should prove interesting.
One of her bloggers already turned it on Trump supporters and Jan 6
By morning, we’ll all still be racists because this could have happened
I wonder how BLM is going to protest? ……..Perhaps looting their own houses in MAGA country?
“We, the jury, find the defendant guilty of…
The problem is the damage is done. You can’t unring the bell.
So the same judge who Smollett and his lawyers abused during the trial gets to decide how long the sentences will be, and whether they will be concurrent or consecutive. I make no prediction, but note that I grew up near Chicago and read the Trib and listened to WBBM, “News Radio 78,” every day.
They who get on the wrong side of Chicago’s rulers tend quite strongly to regret it. There are all kinds of bad things to say about that city. Jussie may well learn that Chicago, Illinois is, and always has been, a town without pity. Pull that lion’s tail, and get eaten. Good luck, “black Cary Grant.” You’re going to need it.
Well he is black and not a Republican. You can expect a $25 fine and key to the city.
Never forget: the city of West Hollywood gave that whore Stormy Daniels the key to the city.
So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
How about that BLM trolls. More 100% discount shopping now?
Well, it’s not completely free. You have to bring your own hammer (BYOH).
For reasons I detailed in a different Smollett thread, I want the judge to hollow out the book, insert a lead weight, and hand it to the best fastball pitcher in town. I freely admit to being vindictive on this. I want that chipmunk-cheeked piece of shit to suffer. No pity, no mercy, old-school Chicago style.
By the way, for all of its corruption, Chicago has a LONG tradition of special prosecutors. That’s who took the case after Foxx gave him a slap on the wrist. Those not familiar with the tradition will be happy to know that, if you get successfully nailed by a Chicago special prosecutor, you are in a world of hurt. Buh-bye, shithead.
He’s limited in how far he can go with what’s basically the most minor charge there is: disorderly conduct. They’ve already made multiple counts, and found a felony version. But they need to charge Smollett with what he actually did, to get an appropriate sentence.
Well if he does get any jail time, it won’t actually be for “disorderly conduct”. It will be for 1 Count of Criminally Bad Acting, 1 Count of Criminally Wasting Everyone’s Time, and 1 Count of Not Shutting the F*** Up when he was given every opportunity to do so.
I’m only semi=rational about this. I dream of 15 years in Joliet followed by 10 years in federal prison, but he’ll get probation and a fine.
We have met the enemy and it is us. Pogo
Was he kept in custody pending sentencing?
Do we know when he will be sentenced?
Biden and Harris need to be impeached for their Nigerian collusion after the fact. This high crime and/or misdemeanor was obviously a dirty Dem trick to steal the election, and it worked, despite this delayed Justice4Jussie.
Pelosi and Swallwell also need to be impeached, or censured, or whatever is done to those people.
Idea: if Trump wins in 2024, we should urge him to do just that. And he might.
We just need the House.
The president plays no role at all in impeaching or censuring anyone.
The current president plays no role at all except the role of pretending to be president.
“Pelosi and Swallwell also need to be impeached, or censured, or whatever is done to those people.”
“Spied on by Chinese acquaintances” is what I believe they have in common.
Will there be hate crime enhancements in sentencing, given the nature of the crimes?
No, his alleged motive was to draw attention to himself, not hatred for white people. So it’s not a hate crime. And the exact same would be true in the reverse case, e.g. the Susan Smith “a black man took my babies” hoax; she was not motivated by hatred for black people, so even if she’d been convicted for the false report it would not have been a hate crime.
The Accepted Narrative is that he sought to draw attention to himself. I believe it’s true, but that doesn’t preclude a hate crime against wypipo, along with dirty Dem election tricks.
Jussie will sleep well tonight knowing that the mastermind behind his horrific attack has been brought to justice.
Babylon Bee today: “Cruelty! Jussie ordered to serve time in the same cell as his attacker!!!”
That is so funny. lol
Is anybody as tired of this kind of thing as I am?
Well, derr! I figured the “Well, derr!” video belongs on the Juicy Sommelier convicted comment thread because, well, derr!
In other news, sun continues to rise in the east, set in the west. F***ing racist sun! AOC demands sun represent marginalized peoples who aren’t East or West.
Ilhan Omar wants to marry the sun to get it a U.S. passport.
Rashida Tlaib proposes legislation to explore just how big of a suicide vest the sun would need to blow up the Jews.
Nancy Pelosi orders another Grey Goose and Cranberry, Hic!
Film at 11.
The things you’ll never see reported in the MFM.
Case of Chardonnay raped in Clinton compound. Bill not a suspect, as flight records to Epstein’s pedophile island confirm he was not in New York.
>>> “Al Sharpton, on Jussie Smollett in 2019: ‘The Guilty Must Face the Maximum’”
For once I agree with Sharpton!
This case reeked of fraud from its onset and Smollett was a horrible witness
So does Juicy have enough juice to get a pardon from the Governor?
More likely an Emmy Award.
MAGA= Make America Great again. So why is this racists’ again?.. is it because liberals are Communist now? or they just hate America.? This is MEGA territory sounds so stupid and makes no sense. but what do you expect from low level informed thinkers
He knew he would be convicted. He also knew he would face little or no serious punishment.
He’s really famous now and can play the victim forever. His diehard supporters will believe he was railroaded and that’s all that matters to him. Hollywood will bring him back after a reasonable amount of time. In the end he achieved what he started.
“The Jussie Smollett Story” starring Jussie as himself and Whoopi Goldberg as Abimbola Osundairo.
Let’s Go Juicy! . Hopefully Chicago prepp’d up for the upcoming BLM smash and grab protesting a guilty man being found guilty.