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Smollett Suffering From “Media Gang Bang” Of “Unprecedented Proportions”: Lawyer

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Jussie Smollett’s attorney Mark Geragos told CNN‘s Anderson Cooper on Friday that his client was being subject to a “media gang bang” of “unprecedented proportions” – suggesting that even if Smollett was guilty, a 16-count indictment is “outrageous.”

“I defy anybody to find any indictment anywhere where somebody has brought 16 counts for being a victim of a hate crime, basically.”

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Geragos suggested leaks being investigated by the Chicago Police Department, combined with hospital employees recently accessing his medical records, helped to create said “media gang bang.”

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Of note, Geragos has represented several high-profile clients, including securing a presidential pardon for Clinton whitewater partner Susan McDougal – later representing her in a 12-count embezzlement trial which she won.

He also represented Michael Jackson and convicted California murderer Scott Peterson – whose pregnant wife Geragos suggested was kidnapped and murdered by a satanic cult.

More recently, Geragos represented Colin Kaepernick in his estimated $60 – $80 million settlement with the NFL.

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Jussie Smollett has bigger issues than just an untreated drug problem and a single count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

A Cook County, IL grand jury has just returned a 16-count true bill of charges against the Empire star in connection with a hate crime hoax he allegedly staged in late January, as first reported by CWB Chicago and confirmed by CBS 2. The new charges each carry a potential sentence up to four years in prison if convicted, according to CWB. 

Smollett was charged in February with a single count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, however today’s announcement puts him in significantly greater legal jeopardy.

The grand jury’s true bill states that Smollett lied about the attack to two separate police officers–the beat cop who took his initial report and a detective who conducted a follow-up interview the same day.

In one set of charges, the grand jury found that Smollet filed a false police report around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29th in which he told an officer that he was attacked near 341 East Lower North Water Street by two unknown men who were dressed in black and one of whom wore a ski mask. The jury further found that Smollett told the original officer that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs and struck him in the face with their hands. The police report connected to these charges also indicate that Smollett claimed that a noose had been placed around his neck and a “chemical” had been poured on him.

The second set of charges returned by the grand jury involves Smollett’s alleged false reporting of the incident to a police detective later the same day. Additional details that Smollett apparently included in the second interview include: the men approached him from behind, Smollett fought back, and all three men fell to the ground where Smollett said he was kicked in the back and felt someone pulling on his neck. During this interview, Smollett also told the officer that one offender was a white male wearing a black mask with an open area around the eyes that exposed the attacker’s skin, the grand jury found. –CWB Chicago

The actor claimed last month that he was the victim of a predawn hate crime on January 29 in which two men assaulted him while he was on his way home after buying a sandwich; hurling racial and antigay slurs at him, dousing him in a liquid, placing a noose around his neck (which he was still wearing when police arrived later that morning), and punching him in the face.

The incident sparked national outrage – with the left-leaning mainstream media and prominent Democrats uncritically supporting Smollett’s version of events; holding it up as a prime example of violent Donald Trump supporters.

The two suspects in the case, Nigerian-American brothers Ola and Abel Osundario – one of whom has been an extra on Empire, told police that Smollett paid them a combined $3,500 to stage the “attack,” and that the three of them had practiced it beforehand. They also said that Smollett was involved in creating a racist letter containing a white substance that was sent to the actor on the Chicago set of Empire.

When the letter failed to achieve the desired level of national outrage, the Osundario brothers say Smollett concocted the hate-crime.

via zerohedge

11 COMMENTS

  1. So….is he going to be prosecuted for hate crimes on the federal side????? Highly unlikely ….hypocrisy has no bounds.

    • Jussie better hire a better lawyer. This moron is talking b.s. he blames everyone except his low life client. His low IQ racist client is solely responsible for his troubles. He should be in prison.

  2. JUSSIE DID IT TO HIMSELF! A “media gang bang of unprecedented proportions”! Sounds like what has been happening to our POTUS since he took office! Jussie wanted attention, well he is getting it. Lol. He wrote the guys a check for crying out loud!! GUILTY, LOL

  3. Amazing how he did this, to gain the media’s attention.
    But now. Since his hateful lies, are found out?
    He’s being persecuted.
    Only in the mind of a liberal idiot. Would this make sense.
    Too bad that being black, absolves him of committing a hate crime.
    Only whites, carry that “PRIVILEGE.”
    Now you know, what “White Privilege,” really is.

    • Isn’t that the truth. White Privilege only applies to convicting White people of whatever crime perceived or otherwise. The guy got caught promoting an attack that was fake. His lawyer can “claim” anything he wants in this POS’s defense but it changes NOTHING. The evidence proves what he did and his pathetic whining is suppose to validate WHY he did it. I don’t care if you are gay, straight, black, blue or white it’s all about the facts and truth. If this were a fake or even real attack on a white gay guy by blacks, the white guy would get the privilege of being beat to death and he “got what he deserved because he’s WHITE” responce!

  4. how does being black not count as a hate crime. hate iis hate black white yellow green. he upset a whole state and caused trouble between republicans and democrats he deserves everything he gets
    start charging these crimes and you’ll see less of it

  5. Gee, what a shame. Remember the Catholic High School kids who were gang banged by the MSM when they hadn’t done anything but ware a hat in support of the lives of innocent babies ? They were accused of racism just because some Indian trouble maker got in their face with his stupid drum.

  6. The male version of Gloria alred or heraldo. Alred should be barred for the phony crap against judge Moore. Smollett orchestrated and conducted entire event for a pay raise. He didn’t figure the police Dept was smarter than him. It only took a few days to demolish his phony charges.
    Can you imagine the damage this idiot could have started with race riots nation wide? Deaths, injuries, and destruction to find out it was all a phony incident? As it was, the msm covers for him until it wasn’t to the mom’s benefit. Refer to Robin Robert’s interview.
    This must be treated as a federal hate crime.

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