Jussie Smollett Lawyer Slams 16-Count Indictment / Brands Charges “Vindictive”

Published: Saturday 9th Mar 2019 by Sam

Jussie Smollett has quite the fight on his hands after being indicted on a whopping 16 counts related to what prosecutors call a “staged attack.”

As reported, the embattled ‘Empire’ star claimed he was viciously targeted in a beat-down motivated by his race and sexuality.

However, investigators then turned the search for criminality onto him after determining that they felt he planned the entire episode.

What followed has been an ever-evolving narrative, that’s included two brothers, admittance of drug abuse, and an adamance about innocence.

Now, with prosecutors upping the stakes – charging Smollett for each instance they believe he lied to them – his legal team are speaking up and out in his defence.

Their words below…

High-powered celeb attorney Mark Geragos issued the following statement:

“The fact of an indictment was not unexpected. We knew that there is no way they would expose their evidence to a public airing and subject their witnesses to cross-examination. What is unexpected, however, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts against Jussie.

This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and illegal invasion of Jussie’s privacy in tampering with his medical records. Jussie adamantly maintains his innocence even if law enforcement has robbed him of that presumption.” 

Jussie is expected back in court later this month.

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  1. MissImpartial March 9, 2019

    But why did HE file a police report?? He knew he was lying and the Police would investigate. But then again if he was thinking rationally he wouldn’t have done all of this.

  2. Fancy BISH March 9, 2019

    Chile cheese, just gather your plea deal Mark! We all know Jamal Lyin 🤣 👀

  3. Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 March 9, 2019

    It is vindictive, but some people are above the law and some people are not white. The punishment needs to fit the crime. And this ain’t it. Any punishment for any crime is not justice. That’s just an institutional abuse of power.

  4. Ty March 9, 2019

    Who cares dude was willing to use real issues faced by people to benefit himself.. Scumbag should have thought twice

  5. Nasty Toxic Snatch March 9, 2019

    Sadly he did what CAUCASIAN folks have done for 1,000’s of years and he’s being punished for a fib!!🤷🏽‍♂️

  6. Oh Well March 9, 2019

    I said it before and I’ll say it again why hasn’t he hired a black lawyer and supported the black working man, it’s the least he can do seeing that he F’ed up black history month for us.

  7. The Chosen March 9, 2019

    Worst case scenario he will be getting his toes licked and salad to$$ed everyday by dudes that looks like Aaron Hernandez. He is way too pretty.

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