Jurnee Smollett Breaks Silence On Jussie’s Alleged Hate Attack Hoax: ‘I Love & Believe My Brother’

Published: Monday 10th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Actress Jurnee Smollett has broken her silence about the ongoing legal woes of her actor-singer brother Jussie Smollett stemming from his 2019 allegedly self-inflicted hate attack.

In addition to learning his countersuit against the city of Chicago for ‘malicious prosecution’ was tossed out by a federal judge (click here to read more), he is readying a return to court to defend himself against six felony counts of charges related to disorderly conduct and filing false police reports.

Now, Jurnee is offering views into her thoughts about the process and why she stands in solidarity with the embattled ‘Empire’ star.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress made her first public comments on the controversy.

“It’s been f—ing painful,” Jurnee told ‘THR.’ “[It’s been] one of the most painful things my family’s ever experienced — to love someone as much as we love my brother, and to watch someone who you love that much go through something like this, that is so public, has been devastating.”

Regarding his innocence, Jurnee said:

“Everyone who knows me knows that I love my brother and I believe my brother.”

And, while he’s remained out of the public eye mostly since That Grape Juice first broke the story of the hate attack in early 2019, Jussie -according to his sister – is still remaining creative behind-the-scenes.

“[He’s been] staying creative, as creatives do,” she said before adding he briefly moved in with her following her divorce earlier this year.

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  1. Jenny August 10, 2020


  2. Tori August 10, 2020

    Your brother is a sloppy liar. Don’t mess up your check like he did, be smarter than this sis!

    • Late August 10, 2020

      Chile, I was reading that comment quickly during my work break and I thought you said sloppy bttm…nearly spit out my water!

      • Tori August 10, 2020

        Now wait 😂😅😅😅😂😅😅😂🤣😅😂😅🛑

  3. Ugghh August 10, 2020

    She should have just stayed silent

  4. Bey August 10, 2020

    Girl your brother is a pathological liar.

  5. DIVAlicious 👠 August 10, 2020

    Y’all better leave my man jussie alone. He is innocent!

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 10, 2020

      Oh b**** why don’t you get your ass on!

  6. Paulo August 10, 2020

    Props to Jurnee for standing up for her brother! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  7. High Price August 10, 2020

    Jurnee…we love you… YOU … especially for the nostalgia…. But stay out of this. Your brother made his bed.

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