He went from publicly adored victim to ridiculous laughingstock in a matter of days. And he’s STILL refusing to break character and admit the facts.
Jussie Smollett fooled the credulous Journos and Hollywood types, but from the very beginning, the rest of us saw his story as sketchier than gas station sushi.
It only took a couple of days for his story to fall apart, and then police found the receipts for the actual items used in the ‘attack’… by a couple of guys who were the furthest thing you could find from the allegedly ‘bigoted Trump voters’ he claimed had attacked him in the dead of night.
Far from leveraging that to some celebrity victim status, he became the punchline for comedians.
Jussie has finally had his day in court.
It will surprise exactly nobody that the judge convicted him. He’s going to spend 5 months in jail… which, for perspective, is less jail time than many unconvicted defendants connected to Jan 6th have spent just waiting for their trial to begin.
A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail, branding the Black and gay actor a narcissistic charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself to grab the limelight while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice. — KTAR
He also faced the maximum fine of $25k plus $130k in restitution to the City of Chicago.
On second thought, the conviction seemed to surprise one person — Jussie Smollett himself.
He put on quite the ‘poor me’ performance in the courtroom. You almost wonder how many times he’d rehearsed it. Unfortunately for him, it will only get him the same kind of attention his LAST stunt got him — ridicule.
In the moments leading up to this clip, the judge was explaining Smollett’s charges, the implications thereof, and what recourse he might have for an appeal. When the judge finished speaking, Jussie played for the cameras.
He pulls down his mask dramatically… and began his schtick.
J.S.: Your honor, I would just like to say, I am not suicidal. That’s what I would like to say.
JUDGE (sounding confused): Ok…
JS: (To the courtroom, nodding, more emphatically) I am not suicidal.
JS: (Voice rising in intensity): I am NOT suicidal. I am INNOCENT and I am not suicidal. (Rising to his feet.) If I did this it means I stuck my fist in the fears of black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBT community
Your honor, I respect you, and I respect the jury, but I did not do this. And I am not suicidal and if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself and you must ALL know that.
(Turns back to judge) I respect you, your honor. I respect your decision. But jail time…? (Shakes head). I am not suicidal.
You almost expect him to pause and call out… ‘line’?
The poor bastard had his whole scene ruined by not realizing the cameraman had zoomed in too closely, so that when he stood dramatically to his feet, his head got cut out of the shot… and there was no director standing there to yell ‘cut’, so he could go back to position either.
As for his concerns about being ‘suicided in prison’?
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