Many are nonetheless attempting to determine if Jussie Smollett’s hate crime is a hoax. The gifted actor and singer’s account stays underneath a lot skepticism. His position on the hit FOX musical drama Empire was written out and he’s presently going through costs as prosecutors allege his story is an entire lie. One one that does imagine him nevertheless is his sister, Jurnee Smollett.
Many don’t imagine Jussie Smollet’s hate crime allegations
Jussie stands by his authentic account. He says two males yelled racial and homophobic slurs, beat, and poured bleach on him.
But Chicago PD paints a unique image. They allege that Jussie concocted your complete story for publicity. In reality, investigators allege that Jussie was shut associates with the 2 males and employed them to hold out the assault
Investigators launched proof they are saying hyperlinks Jussie and the 2 males, together with textual content messages and monetary transactions between them.
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Jussie says he was receiving health instruction from the boys, which he says explains the financial funds. The prosecution alleges Jussie and the 2 males are associates and the 2 males are aspiring actors.
In February 2020, Jussie was indicted by a grand jury on six felony counts of disorderly conduct.
The Associated Press reveals Jussie is charged with “making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, knowing that he was not the victim of a hate crime.”
Jurnee Smollett stands by Jussie Smollett’s account of his hate crime
Jussie has been preserving a low profile since making the unique allegations. Despite a couple of interviews following his account, as soon as hypothesis rose relating to a possible hoax, Jussie went MIA.
According to Jurnee’s current interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jussie is staying busy “singing, writing, and working on music.” In current months, Jussie has put out movies of him singing inspiration tunes in help of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
In the aftermath of Jussie’s alleged hate crime, his household’s help has by no means wavered. Jurnee opens up in regards to the tough time her household’s been coping with to THR.
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“It’s been f**king painful – 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,” she says. “But everyone who knows me knows that I love my brother and I believe my brother.”
Jurnee additionally praises Jussie for being “strong” all through the ordeal. Jussie’s different siblings are additionally refusing to crumble amid the skepticism. In April 2019, his brother Jojo penned a prolonged essay displaying his help of Jussie and slamming critics.
“What concerned me the most is, as the [Chicago Police Department] continued their campaign against Jussie, I started to notice an online ‘bandwagon’ approaching ignoring whether there were any real facts to suggest his guilt,” writes Jojo, as reported by CNN.
Jussie maintains his innocence.