Read: Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Deny Reports Actor Helped Plan His Own Attack

Published: Saturday 16th Feb 2019 by Rashad

Despite circulating news that cites the Chicago police department as the source of reports that Jussie Smollett paid two former ‘Empire’ actors to stage his widely reported homophobic and racist attack (click here to read more on that), the singer/actor’s lawyers have come out swinging in his defense.

Read their full statement inside:

STATEMENT FROM JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ATTORNEYS:

As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.

One of these purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity.

Jussie and his attorneys anticipate being further updated by the Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate. At the present time, Jussie and his attorneys have no inclination to respond to “unnamed” sources inside of the investigation, but will continue discussions through official channels. [source]

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  1. DanYiel Iman February 16, 2019

    Who to believe during this FOOLISHNESS?!!🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Fancy BISH February 17, 2019

      Blame it on the RAIN ☔️ 🎶 lol…chile, this is a hot mess!

  2. Meme February 16, 2019

    I am 110% certain that this was staged. I mean, Chicago? Really? If this was in Utah maybe, but I find it hard to believe that their would be a racist attack in Chicago where everyone is black. On top of that it was below freezing. Who is out looking for black men to attack in below freezing weather. Yeah ok.

    • Lmfao_Hoe February 17, 2019

      Chile I don’t even where to begin his story is ridiculous to me and I’ve tried my best to make sense out of it but to no clear conclusion other that what’s being reported may lead straight to the mere facts . If this is true, he can kiss his entire acting / /singing career completely goodbye and Empire will be ending sooner than they may have wanted too due to this too. Like why hasn’t his co stars besides Daniels and Terrance Howard said a thing

    • Jazzy Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️ February 17, 2019

      You’ve obviously NEVER, EVER, EVERRRRRRR been to Chicago? You think everyone is black in Chicago? You couldn’t be anymore ignorant. You should travel more- seriously 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️

      • Meme February 17, 2019

        When I say everyone, I didn’t mean literally dip sh*t. Nonetheless, Chicago is a very diverse situation and it’s heavily populated with blacks. So my opinion stands….it would be extremely unusual to have a hate/racist crime in this type of city.

  3. Are you Kidding Me? February 16, 2019

    I love how nobody has considered that they’re lying to cover their own behinds.

    • Meme February 16, 2019

      Cover their behinds from what exactly? Jussie claimed his attackers were white, these men are night black…explain that to me.

    • Casual February 17, 2019

      I considered that, but I believe their numbers were among those redacted by Jessie. Those redacted numbers led the police directly to them. These men aren’t famous or anything. What would be the purpose and not letting the police question them about any contact by phone that night?

    • Vee February 21, 2019

      that part! Those two who are not from here working… of course they through out bankruptcy but yeah they look like pawns. Did they borrow the money what idiot pays for dirt with a check routing to his finances.. lol this aint the 80s this all sounds fishy and like a set up. In all senses of the term.

  4. Seth February 17, 2019

    The whole thing seemed far fetched. I’m from Chicago…it’s a is deep blue city with a huge African American and gay population. The fact Jussie claimed they said MAGA country made me think he was lying from the get go bc you’d get your a%s beat for being so pro Trump downtown. On top of that Chicago has more security cameras than any other large city. You are more likely to get robbed for having a nice phone than you are for being black or gay…nobody cares about that here. And nobody is in that part of downtown at 2 am looking to beat or rob someone especially in the middle of winter!

  5. Lmfao_Hoe February 17, 2019

    I’m starting to believe the rumors of simply a “hook up “ that went bad cause again this story is odd ass fact.

  6. #TeamTinashe Stan (The Storm Is Coming.. 🔥) February 17, 2019

    HASHTAG: #ArrestJussieSmollett

  7. Beyoncé February 17, 2019

    I knew this story was FAKE and staged from the start. People will stage anything to start a movement. I think he should be arrested.

  8. JohnnyBlaze82 February 17, 2019

    Can we just cancel the whole situation…….this is a joke!

  9. Adina… Adina… Say Adina February 17, 2019

    And THIS is why he wouldn’t give authorities his phone! I bet he was dumb enough to correspond with them on it this entire time and when the stuff hit the fan, dudes showed cops ERRRRYTHANG… y’all keep believing this NONSENSE if you want. If these BIG A** dudes wanted to REALLY hurt Jussie.. you SERIOUSLY think he would’ve come out with that one scratch? Where are the photos of the rest of his injuries? The ignorance and blind allegiance is real. He lied… periodt. What White supremacists walking around THE STREETS OF CHICAGO in that neighborhood… noose handy… in the middle of the night… seeing a BUNDLED UP JUSSIE BC IT’S FREEZING… and said “ain’t that the gay dude from empire?! Let’s get him!”… 🙄

  10. Rant and Rave February 17, 2019

    Wow! Jussie totally killed his career. He is going to be even more irrelevant than he already was lol. Jussie see what happens when you lie you get caught out there!!! Lying ass Jussie smollet his sister and family must be so embarrassed of his lying ass. He did this to create interest in his flopped artist career after that album he had flopped. Sorry Jussie but I hope you’re reading this… you just made the Democrats look soook bad!!! You got Donald trump jr. clowning you because you tried to blame this on maga supporters all because you decided u need to pay two fine ass African men to beat ur ass for publicity! Why didn’t you just try going to the local soup kitchen or flying to Ethiopia to feed children! I mean even Lindsay Lohan is smart enough not to stage getting beat up by black man. I mean you could have leaked ur nudes instead look that hasn’t hurt troye Sivan’s career and his asshole is on the internet to be googled for everyone pleAsure. Sorry Jussie not sorry go to rehab with Demi lovato! Okkurrrr!!

  11. mm February 17, 2019

    If he lied he better get the entire book thrown at him. Intentionally creating a racial attack claim, is very serious…

  12. Honeybooboo February 17, 2019

    Throw him in jail. He will drop the soap 24/7 if u know what I mean. Welcome to gangster Dickland.

  13. WakeUpBlackFolk February 17, 2019

    That Grape Juice still keeping up this charade, we all know Jussie is a liar…. This is just embarrassing at this point…. #BlackLivesMatter … LOL

    • Culture Vulture Grande February 17, 2019

      Preach!!!

  14. Xoxo February 17, 2019

    Wtf?

  15. Charli Cheer Up February 17, 2019

    Oh dear..this is looking as fake as his gay character in EMPIRE.

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