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Jussie Smollet Reacts To Jail Sentence As Expected: “I Am Innocent … I Did Not Do This”

Jussie Smollet Reacts To Jail Sentence As Expected: “I Am Innocent … I Did Not Do This”

And also, “I am not suicidal.”

Jussie Smollett “almost” pulled the racism hoax of the century.

But “almost” doesn’t count, and Jussie was convicted of mulitiple counts of lying to police. Late this afternoon he was
sentenced to prison.

CBS reports:

Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 30 months felony probation, which will include 150 days in jail, on Thursday for lying to police about an alleged hate crime in 2019. Smollett, best known for his role in the TV show “Empire,” was convicted in December of five counts of lying to police about the attack but has maintained throughout his extensive legal battles that it was real.

Smollett faced up to three years in prison for each of the five felony counts. He will spend the first 150 days of his probation in the Cook County jail, starting immediately, Judge James Linn said. He will also have to pay $120,106 restitution to the city of Chicago in addition to the maximum $25,000 fine.

The judge also denied a motion to reconsider Smollett’s sentence or temporarily stay his jail sentence while his counsel filed an appeal.

“The wheels of justice turn slowly but sometimes the hammer of justice has to fall and it’s falling right now,” Linn said. “I’m not staying this.”

Here’s how Jussie reacted:


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You didn’t do this, you say?
Nah. You did.

He got off easy. But still he whines.

    thad_the_man in reply to irv. | March 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Nah. He didn’t I say that he violates his probation at least twice.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to thad_the_man. | March 11, 2022 at 1:35 am

      He not only violates it, but gets away with it.

      Martin in reply to thad_the_man. | March 11, 2022 at 1:47 pm

      He will not violate his probation. The terms are ridiculously light:

      Allowed to travel wherever he wants.
      No Illinois residence required.
      He can report by phone.
      Pay restitution of about 1 empire episode pay.
      fined about 1/5th of an empire episode pay

      So essentially call his probation officer once or twice a week at his convenience.
      If he violates this he is to stupid to remember his lines for 10 minutes to say them out loud.

        Martin in reply to Martin. | March 11, 2022 at 1:48 pm

        once or twice a month not week.

        Arminius in reply to Martin. | March 11, 2022 at 4:18 pm

        I believe Juicy Sommelier already qualifies as “too stupid” to work. I don’t work for anybody else anymore. But I worked for a defense contractor for several years before starting my own business. That’s a cut throat business. When the company loses a contract, generally your job goes away. I was hired because I had a certain specialty. But I learned how to survive by making myself more valuable to the company by developing other skills.

        Faking a hate crime just never occurred to me.

        Now this genius has a felony conviction. Theoretically he’s an actor. I say theoretically because if he was actually good at it I might have heard about him due to his acting. What little I know about acting as a profession is, you have to go where the jobs are. For instance, for some reason quite a few American movies are set in Canada.

        “A foreign national may be inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of criminality. This will either prevent entry to Canada as a visitor, student or worker or prevent an individual from obtaining permanent residence or maintaining their PR status.

        Click here to see how you can overcome a criminal inadmissibility….”

        I had to deal with this kind of thing in the Navy because Sailors* sometimes get in trouble with the law. I know what you’re thinking. NO! NOT SAILORS? Yes, Virginia. Sometimes even Sailors. And all of a sudden we’re administratively separating after the civilian justice system spits them out because they are no longer deployable.

        Congrats, Swabbie! The prosecutor let you plead that domestic violence charge down to a misdemeanor. But Swabbie is still getting the boot because what matters in countries like Canada is what they could have convicted you of. If you’ve been convicted of a crime that is the equivalent of a felony abroad, you’re not deployable.

        Some countries aren’t big on letting people in who have much more than a traffic ticket.

        As you can deduce from just the excerpt I cited, it is possible to overcome the criminal inadmissibility. On a country by country basis. So now there are a lot of countries that Juicy can’t film in without getting special permission. So now future production companies have to decide if it’s worth the hassle if they’re going to film in some exotic location to jump through the hoops get Juicy. My guess is, considering I never heard of this actor until he committed the stupidest hoax hate crime since Tawana Brawley, is no. Anybody this boneheaded is too much of a liability, and there are better actors.

        *What was worse was when civilian dependents committed crimes on overseas installations. Host countries would gleefully prosecute Americans if they committed crimes off base. But if they’re passing bad checks at the base exchange they claim with good reason that they don’t have jurisdiction. Ane when it’s a civilian dependent the armed forces don’t have jurisdiction because the dependent isn’t subject to the UCMJ. Our only recourse was to administratively punish the service member. At the very end of my career the DoD inked a deal so that the Attorneys General in the individual’s state of residency could prosecute them for any crimes the person commits on a U.S. base outside the U.S.

        One interesting legal tidbit that apparently most people aren’t aware of. If you’re retired from the service or serving in the reserves and you commit a violation of the UCMJ we can and will you recall you to active duty for the Court Martial. Actually, it’s the people we bring back for the Court Martial who weren’t aware, judging by the stunned looks on their faces. They’re also stunned to find out that their supposed safe haven has an extradition agreement with the U.S.

        One of the more memorable cases I had some connection with was a reservist who we sent to Italy for his two weeks of annual active duty training. He fell in with the local mafia and they developed a plan to rob the base exchange in Naples. It was an excellent plan, too. It involved them dropping down from the ceiling in true Tom Cruise/Mission Impossible style and cleaning out all the high-end electronics.

        We didn’t have a clue who did that. Until his mom started pestering us to join the Navy.

        He had gone home to his mom after this AT and plunked down $30k on the kitchen table and walked out of the house without saying a word. She thought that was what we paid reservists for two weeks of work. She was a single mom who had given birth to this Sailor at a very young age. She did her research and discovered she was still just under the age limit to join. So she is calling the reserve recruiter non-stop and she isn’t shy about saying why she wants to join the Naval Reserve. Her son had gone to Naples for his two weeks of active duty training and made $30,000 and she wanted in on this deal.

        At first the people dealing with her thought she was just a nutcase. But then the Navy started connecting the dots. Her son was in Naples when the exchange was robbed. He came home with $30k in cash.

        The Navy recalled him to active duty to prosecute him. I forget how many years he got when he was sentenced but I do know the judge gave him some leniency because he had robbed the exchange not for his personal gain but to give the money to his mom.

        I wasn’t there but one of the JAGs who successfully prosecuted the case told me he actually felt bad when he explained to her that if she hadn’t dropped the dime on her son he would have gotten away with it.

          amatuerwrangler in reply to Arminius. | March 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

          As I read this I am watching the evening news story about 5 or 6 West Point cadets on spring break being hospitalized for Fentynil overdose in Florida. The Point PR flak issues a “We are aware… and investigating the incident..” statement.

          I am old and know that by today’s rules there are many factors that will have to be examined before any discipline is administered. They should be dumped ASAP, but like I said….I’m old and knew different rules.

          And reserve AT in Naples, Italy?? The Army reserve sent me to the CA desert for 2 weeks…. There is no justice.

          henrybowman in reply to Arminius. | March 12, 2022 at 1:50 am

          “Congrats, Swabbie! The prosecutor let you plead that domestic violence charge down to a misdemeanor. But Swabbie is still getting the boot because…”

          The ironic part is that even in the US, if the misdemeanor happens to be for DV, he’s still permanently disqualified from handling weapons, which can be a big crimp in a military career.

        He’ll be co-hosting the Oscars with Miss Piggy (Amy Schumer).

What a pathetic, shameless narcissist.
Just like Obama. And Clinton. And Kerry. And Pelosi.

As for Biden? He’s a shameless psychopath.

AGAIN, it wasn’t a hoax, it was a vile hate crime. His intent was to foment violence against white people, or more specifically, his white political opponents.

    Milhouse in reply to trubtastic. | March 11, 2022 at 12:18 am

    No, it wasn’t. It was to draw attention to himself, portray himself as a victim, and boost his audience and his income. The mythical white attackers weren’t supposed to be caught.

    This isn’t much different from Susan Smith, or whatever her name was, the woman who killed her children and blamed it on some mythical “black man” who would never be caught because he didn’t exist. She didn’t do that because she wanted to foment violence against black people. She just had to make up a story, and that seemed to her like it might be plausible.

      Danny in reply to Milhouse. | March 11, 2022 at 2:53 am

      Our French friend didn’t kill anyone, he created a hoax for political reasons. Despite being a French actor Smollet was doing well for himself before his hoax.

      Just look at the interviews he did, it wasn’t about how brave he was it was about how racist we (in his mind) are.

      scooterjay in reply to Milhouse. | March 11, 2022 at 7:03 am

      Since you want to dig up bones in a tit for tat game…Samantha Josephson, Carter Strange, Channon Christian. Care for me to continue?

      pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | March 11, 2022 at 6:13 pm

      It was not a hate crime, according to the law.
      It was a hate crime, according to the colloquial usage of some of the commenters here: After all, Smollett was inciting racial hate.

    wendybar in reply to trubtastic. | March 11, 2022 at 7:08 am

    He did it to help Kamala and Corey Booker pass their “Anti-Lynching” bill that was up for a vote. Both of them immediately came out and called this hoax, a “Modern Day Lynching”. Jussie is friends with Kamala and Michele Obama. Don’t tell me they weren’t involved. THE Obamas purposely divided this country, and with Jussie’s help, they tried to divide us some more.

    Flatworm in reply to trubtastic. | March 11, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    I understand there’s a certain satisfying symmetry to claiming a false report of a hate crime is a hate crime in itself. The only thing is, it isn’t true, not if we have any kind of disciplined definitions about the things we’re talking about. A hate crime is a crime of violence perpetrated against one or more specific individuals, motivated by animus against those individuals’ race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Smollett’s false report was not a crime of violence, it was a crime against public order. Nobody apart from Smollett himself was the least bit physically injured by the hoax (and he, of course, was consenting). Nor was there any particular identifiable white victim or victims of his lie. Smears intended to defame some “generic” white person or white culture in general may be bigoted and reprehensible, but they are not “hate crimes”.

      maxmillion in reply to Flatworm. | March 11, 2022 at 12:28 pm

      You discuss this as if the concept of “hate crime” is a viable thing worth having.

      henrybowman in reply to Flatworm. | March 11, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      ‘A hate crime is a crime of violence”
      Says who? I mean, OFFICIALLY? Besides you?

      “Hate crime” generally refers to criminal acts which are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the social groups listed above, or by bias against their derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, homicide, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse (which includes slurs) or insults, mate crime or offensive graffiti or letters (hate mail).” (Wikipedia)

      Swastikas on Union Station. “Hate crime.”

      Post-It on a dormitory door? “Hate crime.”
      Graffiti on a gay bar? “Hate crime.”
      Muslim runs amok on a military base shooting Christians? “Not a hate crime.”
      The proper definition is, “A hate crime is anything the woke community needs it to be.”

        Flatworm in reply to henrybowman. | March 11, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        Well, that’s the federal definition. The Illinois definition is more expansive, but still notably requires an actual victim or victims targeted for some characteristic.

      Juicy Smollyay’s false police report cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in state resources, and likely caused someone in America to be hurt or killed by one of Smollyay’s admirers.

      The election of Obama was the worst thing ever to happen to this nation – or ANY nation. But Biden is closing the gap, with Clinton not far behind.

    ChayaLoo in reply to trubtastic. | March 12, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Good point.

Once a whiny little b*tch, always one.

I have been told that the tough inmates target child molesters and other messed up people in the prison population. On the spectrum of justice, where does Mr. Smollett fall in the eyes of the tough inmates, is he a social hero or a disgrace to the human race?

    Smollet will be both celebrated and targeted in jail (he’s not going to a prison for 150 days, but a county jail).

    He’ll be hosting the Oscars next year.

    drednicolson in reply to lawgrad. | March 10, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Child molesters, bad cops, gang defectors.

    Those are the top three “prison pariahs”, and are often kept separate from the general inmate population in a “block of shame”.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to lawgrad. | March 11, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Peabody: people like you who find prison rape something amusing need to consider this:

    One can be jailed for virtually anything these days, and often one can be held without right to counsel for months, or in the case of the January 6 people, over a year.

    How many of them have been raped?

    If you think ANY prison rape funny, or something to be condoned, then you are lower than the bottom end of a beached whale.

    He is probably just setting up his next staged incident in prison where he will be a hero surrounded by willing accomplices.

    henrybowman in reply to lawgrad. | March 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    I bet it would depend on what tattoos the tough inmates sport, and their contrast.

I thought the judge was a straight shooter… I am surprised at the sentence. Slap on the wrist…..

    healthguyfsu in reply to amwick. | March 10, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    That’s a normal sentence based on the charges and his record.

    Just undercuts his bs grievance narrative that Blacks are treated unfairly by the legal system

      Why did you capitalize “blacks? “

        Milhouse in reply to MTED. | March 11, 2022 at 12:21 am

        Because those are the people he claims are treated unfairly. Not “black people” but “Blacks”. It’s a proper noun, in this usage, not an adjective. And it’s BS. The same BS as those who capitalize “Deaf”, because they’re referring to an identity, not a condition.

        oldvet50 in reply to MTED. | March 11, 2022 at 6:35 am

        I often wondered that. I just finished reading a book that did the same but did not capitalize ‘whites’. I assume the author was a POC trying to give importance to the race, but I guess he was just another idiot that thinks all negroes (the proper term vs. caucasians ) are downtrodden. It is hilarious to look back on the names bestowed on that race by their own lips. There were coloreds, then soul brothers/sisters, then they dropped the ‘soul’, then it was blacks again, then African-Americans, now it’s that last two used interchangeably.

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to oldvet50. | March 11, 2022 at 8:55 am

          Caucasians… Not all white folk are Caucasians, unless they have lineage from east of the Golden Horn. Caucasus mountains and all that.

          Colored People is back but with the two words transposed.

          People of Color is not racist but Colored People is.

          Racism is so confusing.

What a clown show his legal team is.

I hope they gave him practical advice and hes just that much of an arrogant dipshit.

Hell likely be in protective custody due to his celeb status.

That clown show was all about him trying to set up a lawsuit for his woe is me conditions in jail.

It was a publicity stunt to stoke diversity, inequity, and exclusion in the popular mode in order to progress his career. He sincerely regrets that his duplicity, phobia, and ethical
religion exposed him to public scrutiny, and that ultimately it will harm him.

“It’s time to say good-night, Dick,” to which Martin replied, “Good-night, Dick”

    Peabody in reply to ghost dog. | March 11, 2022 at 12:15 am

    “Good night, Jussie-Boy. Good night, Elizabeth. And good night, daddy. Good night, son. And good night, mama. Good night, Mary Ellen. Good night, Jim Bob.”

The Gentle Grizzly | March 11, 2022 at 1:34 am

His sentence is far lighter than any non-black would get.

“And also, “I am not suicidal.”
Your estimation of your own importance to the sort of people who care about such things is is as inflated as your general self-esteem.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | March 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

    That, or, if they find him swinging from the rafters on the end of an improvised rope, he throws in some skepticism,

    As much of a rat as I think he is, I think this was a good move on his part. If someone owns him, then his usefulness is passed, and it is time to dispose of him before he talks.

LongTimeReader | March 11, 2022 at 8:13 am

I would pay good money for a video feed of Mr Arrogant this morning. Waking up in jail, absent all his fancy creature comforts.

“has maintained throughout his extensive legal battles that it [the racial hoax] was real.”

This is exactly what actors do when performing — to be convincing, they must believe that “it” is real. I think he’s still performing in this final courtroom scene.

Who does this clown believe he is fooling at this point?

Jussie Smollet reacts to jail sentence.

In the courtroom he was acting—talking big, raising his fist like he’s a strong man.

But when they stick his ass in the jail cell he will be reacting—crying out for his Mama.

150 days in the county jail is no joke. I had the worst 30 hours of my life in a Florida county jail, but got back at the jerks in my section by ratting them out for talking smack about him to the guard on my way to freedom.

By repeatedly saying that he’s not suicidal, Smollet may be planning another hoax, this time in prison.

    henrybowman in reply to JLT. | March 12, 2022 at 1:57 am

    As long as he remembers this time that the noose needs to point up, not down.

    ChayaLoo in reply to JLT. | March 12, 2022 at 5:42 am

    He’s just causing theatre. Trying to act like someone would want to kill him. He wants to be so important.

That was super interesting. Maybe he’ll return to the Father in jail and finally start telling the truth. It’s so embarrassing every time he lies.