On Thursday, disgraced former actor and race hustler Jussie Smollett was convicted on 5 of 6 counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police about being attacked by Trump supporters in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune Reports–
“Actor Jussie Smollett was convicted by a Cook County jury Thursday of staging and reporting a hate crime on himself, marking a dramatic end to a case that captivated the nation ever since he reported being attacked on a frigid night in Chicago nearly three years ago.
After a weeklong trial with testimony from 13 witnesses and lengthy closing arguments, the jury deliberated for about 9 hours over two days before finding Smollett, 39, guilty of disorderly conduct for lying to police about the January 2019 incident. Smollett faces up to three years in prison, though with no prior criminal record its far more likely he would receive a lighter sentence including possible probation.”
Now, it has been revealed that the city of Chicago plans to sue Smollett for the $130,000 wasted on the hate hoax investigation. Abimbola ‘Abel’ Osundairo and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, the two brothers Smollett paid to stage the attack, also plan to sue Smollett for damage done to their reputation, claiming that Smollett portrayed them as liars to the public.
Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two Trump supporting men carrying nooses provoked public sympathy and outcry in 2019. The actor claimed the men had shouted “This is MAGA country,” a reference to President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign slogan, poured a bleach-like liquid on him and hung a thin rope noose around his neck.
This is a developing story.