A Chicago jury verdicted all six accusations against “Imperial” actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday.
The panel, which has been deliberating since Wednesday afternoon, weighed six counts of felony chaotic acts against Smollett told police. He was brutally attacked January 29, 2019, 2:45 am in the Streeterville district of Windy City.
The crime is a class 4 felony and can be punished for up to 3 years of felony. But even if Smollett was convicted in all respects, he had a clean criminal record and was unlikely to go to jail.
Smoret beat him, kicked him, used a racist, homosexual slurs, threw chemicals into his face, wrapped a rope around his neck, and shouted a slogan in support of then-President Donald Trump. Said he was attacked by a man.
That first report brought Great support for actors, Black and gay.Even President Trump with Smollett Condemned the alleged attack, “It’s scary what I can tell you. It won’t get worse.”
However, a Chicago police investigation made a radical turn two weeks later. Officers detained two Nigerian brothers At O’Hare International Airport in connection with the reported beatings.
They were released and on February 21, 2019, Smollett was arrested as CPD director. Eddie Johnson told the story of the actor It was a hoax aimed at advancing the defendant’s career.
Abil Osundaro and Orabingo OsundaloSaid the brother, who was originally picked up by the police They were hired Smollett launches an attack.
Smollett who played the gay singer-songwriter Jamal Lyon in “Empire”. Canceled A popular Fox musical drama.
Accusation against Smollett Removed in March 2019However, the actor claimed he wasn’t lying, and his team slammed into the police for accusing him of pulling a hoax.
Chicago city Proceedings against actors For the money spent on the investigation.
The criminal case was updated after the special counsel was appointed. The indictment is again Smollett allegedly created a hoax.
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