Jussie Smollett Points to Global Protests As Proof of Police Misconduct in His Own Legal Battle

Published: Tuesday 9th Jun 2020 by Rashad

Jussie Smollett‘s legal battle against the city of Chicago may have recently suffered a blow after a federal judge dismissed the singer-actor’s claim of ‘malicious prosecution’ stemming from his reopened alleged hate attack hoax case (click here to read more), but now the ‘Empire’ star is striking back.

More below:

Former Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks at a press conference

In recently filed court documents, Smollett cited the ongoing worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racial injustice as evidence questions should be raised in his own case – namely as it relates to the termination of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson last year.

Smollett argued he deserved an explanation of Johnson’s exit, especially since the former cop was involved in Smollett’s case from its onset.

“As we see millions across the country rise up to protest and expose police misconduct, the city, by its refusal to produce the requested documents, is choosing to actively resist a citizen’s lawful efforts to reveal dishonesty, directly relating to the charges against him, throughout the department, including the police superintendent who oversaw and publicly commented on the investigation of Mr. Smollett’s report of a vicious hate crime and assault,” read the Smollett motion to have the city produce documents into Johnson’s firing.

Later, the filing read:

“Indeed, the city’s opposition to the motion to compel puts the cart before the horse and largely fails to appreciate that this case remains in the discovery phase,” the filing continued. “Allegations are not proven facts, but the city improperly assumes that it has already proven that Mr. Smollett made false statements to the CPD.”

The motion concluded with the singer-actor’s reps suggesting the city of Chicago “conspicuously omits the role of individuals at CPD that concluded Mr. Smollett allegedly made false statements to the CPD…Smollett is on trial, not Eddie Johnson as a premise to oppose the motion to compel, the city improperly seeks to narrow the scope of discoverable information.”

As of time reported, no official response has been rendered in the 37-year-old’s latest legal endeavor.

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  1. Ugghh June 9, 2020

    Girl, if you don’t sit your lying àss down and shut up. We left you in 2019

  2. Peter Piper June 9, 2020

    Girl. Sit the hell down

  3. Charli+Cheer+Up June 9, 2020

    Oh Jussie honey don’t add more fuel to the fire.

  4. eric June 9, 2020

    The misconduct in his case started with Kim Foxx, but of course he’ll never say that.

  5. “GG” June 9, 2020

    At this point I don’t care about what he did, with all these homicides the police do and unsolved cases; they need to take this L! Forgiven Jussie

  6. David June 9, 2020

    You created a false narrative Jussie. How do you expect police to to believe you.

  7. Moti25 June 9, 2020

    No girl, don’t you dare try and use this to clean up your mess.

  8. Slimdude June 9, 2020

    Boy bye! Your case your case had nothing to do with police brutality. You lied simple as that. Have a seat!

  9. Slimdude June 9, 2020

    Boy bye! Your case had nothing to do with police brutality. You lied simple as that. Have a seat!

  10. Slimdude June 9, 2020

    Boy bye! Your case had nothing to do with police brutality. You lied simple as that. Have a seat!

  11. menudi June 10, 2020

    Oh gurl stop! We can’t keep doing this!

  12. Rashad June 10, 2020

    Girl bye. He did nothing to help the cause but give racist Trump loving white folks ammunition. Jussie needs to disappear and shut his mouth.

  13. fk that b!thc TRUMP & the h03 that didn’t ABORT HIM When She had the Chance! June 10, 2020

    i knew when i saw popping up at marches on my timeline, that he would eventually do this….. sad

  14. MsMay June 11, 2020

    Sit yo pathetic ass down

    Take every seat in the stadium gurl…

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