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Smollett’s Lawyers Claim He Was Betrayed

Legal team of Jussie Smollett blasts Chicago Police for claiming the attack was a fake.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference that Smollett orchestrated the incident, in which he claimed he was assaulted by two men in late January, in order to take “advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”

In a statement obtained by Fox News, the 36-year-old Smollett’s legal counsel said the nation “witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system.

“The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election,” his team continued.

“Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

Smollett was charged Wednesday night with felony disorderly conduct and turned himself in at central booking early Thursday. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison. A judge set Smollett’s bond for $100,000 later on Thursday.

While Smollett is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, the police superintendent implied that Smollett did, in fact, fake the attack.

“This is shameful because it painted this city that we all love and work hard in, in a negative connotation,” Johnson said. “To insinuate and stage a hate crime of that nature when he knew that as a celebrity he’d get a lot of attention … It’s despicable. It makes you wonder what’s going through someone’s mind.”

“As a black man, who spent his entire life living the city of Chicago, I know the racial divide that exists here. I know how hard it’s been for our city and our nation to come together,” he said. Johnson added that “absolute justice would be an apology to this city that he smeared … admitting what he did and then be man enough to offer what he should offer up in terms of all the resources that were put into this.”

Smollett ultimately posted bail and was released Thursday afternoon before he returned to the Chicago set of “Empire,”

source: foxnews.com

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17 Comments

  1. yep blame the good guys for doing their job. hello your dam client is a fraud and a racist lying pig. I hope he goes to prison for the max time and not fed club for the rich either put his dumb ass in a hard core prison where the prisoners can have some fun with his ass.

  2. Jussie Smollett’s lawyers are so brilliant to attack the criminal justice system that will hand down even stricter penalties! I wouldn’t trust these lawyers to try to fix a ticket for me because I would probably end up doing hard time!

  3. “n a” at the beginning of the following sentence needs to be replaced with “In a”:

    n a statement obtained by Fox News, the 36-year-old Smollett’s legal counsel said the nation “witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system.

  4. Yea, they have a leg to stand on…The Democraps ALWAYS say “GUILTY” whenever a Republican is charged without any evidence yet it’s exactly the opposite when a Democrap is charged with a lot of evidence.

  5. No surprise here; what else would you expect from Godless, Satan worshiping, power-mad NWO-elitist ghouls and their minions such as this one hollowed out A$$-HOLE; welcome to “TRANSFORMED & TRANSGENDERED AMERIKA” – big shout-out to our former “Dick-taker-N-Thief”, Muslim-Marxist jihadist Insane Hussein Obaa-baa-ma, the pied piper of his suicidal useful idiots – where EVIL is GOOD and GOOD is EVIL! These demonic psychopaths have been given over to reprobate minds for having “Left” God in order to dance with the Devil. R.I.P. USA, Babylon II, your just desserts are about due, the chastisement is near for the murdering of His innocent souls so have your licentious fun because your about to be done, done in and deservedly so, you earned it! ADIOS AMIGOS (how appropriate!)

  6. No surprise here; what else would you expect from Godless, Satan worshiping, power-mad NWO-elitist ghouls and their minions such as this one hollowed out A$$-HOLE; welcome to “TRANSFORMED & TEANSGENDERED AMERIKA” – big shout-out to our former “Dick-taker-N-Thief”, Muslim-Marxist jihadist Insane Hussein Obaa-baa-ma, the pied piper of his suicidal useful idiots – where EVIL is GOOD and GOOD is EVIL! These demonic psychopaths have been given over to reprobate minds for having “Left” God in order to dance with the Devil. R.I.P. USA, Babylon II, your just desserts are about due, the chastisement is near for the murdering of His innocent souls so have your licentious fun because your about to be done, done in and deservedly so, you earned it! ADIOS AMIGOS (how appropriate!)

  7. I think the lawyers forget that Jussie Smollett has admitted to committing the crime of lying to law enforcement in the past and basically plead guilty to it. They don’t want to to have to deal with the federal crime he is facing.

  8. Is he really that stupid ? And is his lawyer as well ? He paid his attackers with a check for goodness sake . He sent the letter with the crushed aspirin . To make someone have to go to the trouble to prove it wasn’t dangerous . This piece of crap needs to be in prison . A 36 year old who deliberately sets out to do damage to another person . He should get the prison time for using the mail service . And for hoping to make money off his crime .

  9. This so called actor got what he deserved. Instead of whining of what he got he should have been thankful to have gotten paid period. This lawyer is a joke just like his client one crook protects the other.

  10. Mr Smollett is a man of unbelievable stupidity who paid off his assailants with a PERSONAL CHECK. And if he lies about his crimes on the stand, he will not only be found guilty of the present charges against him, he will be charged with purgury and sentenced to MORE time in jail.

  11. Tre, he is innocent until proven guilty. The police chief, the prosecutor and the grand jury however, believed that charges were warranted. Saying that the charges were filed and upheld by the grand jury only statethatthe charges have been filed, not that he is guilty. The best defense is always a good offense, especially when you are cuaght red-handed committing a crime!

  12. When are these morons going to realize people are sick of the VICTIM CARD and the RACE CARD and the whatever card these fools want to play next! He’s a criminal and needs to be punished.

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