By SNN.BZ Staff
- Jussie Smollett’s appeal denied: The American actor who was convicted of lying to the police about a hate crime in 2019 has failed to get a retrial. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution and a fine.
- The evidence against Smollett: The page provides links to several documents that detail the hoax orchestrated by Smollett and the two brothers who helped him. The documents include a bond proffer, an emergency motion to stay proceedings, and a video of Smollett’s false interview with Robin Roberts.
- Tina Tchen, who worked as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx during the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s case. Tchen described herself as a “family friend” of the Smolletts and stated that her “sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with an alleged victim’s family who had concerns about how the investigation was being characterized in public.”
- Jussie Smollett actually hired two brothers to make believe they beat him up. A beating that he would then tell the world was administered by two white pro-Trump people.
- Not realizing that Jussie Smollett made the entire incident up and actually “hired” two actors he had met on the set at work, the following people are a “short list” of the many that went ahead (without benefit of factual analysis) made public statements on Jussie Smollett’s false claim: Taraji P. Henson, Indya Moore, Queen Latifah, Ava DuVernay, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, Jeffrey Wright, Yvette Nicole-Brown,
- Tina Tchen, who worked as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx during the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s case. Tchen described herself as a “family friend” of the Smollett Family and stated that her “sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with Jussie Smollett’s family who had concerns about how the investigation was being characterized in public.“
- Many people on social media and various platforms initially supported Jussie Smollett, believing his account of the incident. Here are some examples:
- MSNBC: The network ran a news chyron that read “Breaking News: ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett attacked in Chicago by men hurling racist and homophobic slurs.”
- CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: She commented, “This is America in 2019,” adding the details were “absolutely despicable.”
- E! News: The network’s personalities reacted in horror at the “stomach-churning” details of the attack.”
- Entertainment Tonight: One reporter said at the conclusion of one of his segments that his “prayers were with Jussie.”
- ABC News host Robin Roberts: She interviewed Smollett for “Good Morning America” and asked such softball questions that one CNN analyst said later it “was a celebrity interview more than a news person interview.”
- Twitter: Mediaite compiled dozens of media members who repeated Smollett’s account and often tied it to the culture of Trump’s politics.”
The case has attracted widespread media attention and public outrage and is considered a significant setback for the LGBTQ+ and Black communities.
The reaction and implications of the case: SyndicatedNews does not offer commentary or analysis on the case. Our readers can interpret the documents for themselves. As always, SyndicatedNews’ readers can interpret documents quite well. We will not lean readers in one direction or another. Our readers are mature enough to arrive at their own conclusions.
THIS ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN ROBERTS WAS FALSE
OLA AND BOLA DETAIL HOAX IN ITS ENTIRETY
JUSSIE SMOLLETT APPELLATE CASE DENIED
Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation, including 150 days in jail, and ordered to pay restitution of more than $120,000 and a $25,000 fine for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019. He was found guilty on five of six felony counts of disorderly conduct for making a false report to Chicago police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.