Jussie Smollett‘s family remain unshaken by the Chicago PD’s efforts to punish for allegedly inventing his horrific assault story.
Stepping up to defend him? His brother.
Jojo Smollett is disgusted by talk that his sibling paid two Nigerian fitness experts to help him stage a “racist attack” in the early hours of a cold morning and has penned an essay he hopes will silence critics…forever.
I am definitely not asking you to feel sorry for my brother. He would never allow that. He still carries a humility, grace and knows he walks in more rarified air than so many people who have been wrongly accused and paying a heavy price. I am simply hoping there are some conscious-minded people out there who, instead of carelessly victim blaming and shaming, want to loudly ask the simple question: “What if Jussie is telling the truth?”.
He revealed that the actor has been tormented by nightmares.
He has been violently awakening from night terrors following the assault.
Jussie insists that he is telling the truth despite widespread belief that he is lying and is expected to return to ‘Empire’ should it return for another season.
Jussie is as strong as iron, but following an attack like this, there is a normal and natural amount of post trauma that mostly anyone should expect to suffer.I have literally seen him violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault. Some of my siblings, as well as Jussie’s partner and closest friends have seen similar things.
What concerned me the most is, as the CPD continued their campaign against Jussie, I started to notice an online ‘bandwagon’ approaching ignoring whether there were any real facts to suggest his guilt. In an effort to fit in with the momentum on social media, many appeared to roast him, demean him, and laugh at a traumatic and painful ordeal.