BOOM! Jussie Smollett Sentenced in Hate Crime Hoax
Jussie Smollett Is finally getting what he deserves. Justice is finally being served for cooking up the LIE of a racist hoax that he cooked up in order to try to make Trump supporters look bad and look like racists.
From the very beginning and I mean from the very beginning, I’ve been very suspicious of his story because there was a lot of details that just didn’t add up.
One of the biggest things that I can think of which led me to question the narrative that he was telling was the fact that these white racists even knew who he was. If these guys are really racist, why do they even know who he is? Why would they be watching a show with a primarily black cast?
Look I’m no racist and I didn’t even know who the guy was so I would be very skeptical in believing that some actual racists who would go so far as to claim that “this is MAGA country” would know who this guy is.
Finally, he received his sentence after being found guilty of the hoax and was sentenced to 150 days in jail, along with 30 months of probation and was ordered to pay a total of $145,000 in restitution and fines.
The Associated Press assembled a nice little timeline of the events surrounding this entire hoax which I thought was very helpful. If you haven’t been following this story from the very beginning 3 years ago then this timeline will help shed some insight into this and some up most of what has transpired over the past few years.
- Feb. 16, 2019: Police say the investigation has “shifted” after detectives questioned the brothers, and request a follow-up interview with Smollett. His lawyers say he feels “victimized” by reports that he played a role in the assault.
- Feb. 17, 2019: Chicago police reach out to Smollett’s attorney saying they still want to interview him again because new information has “shifted” their investigation.
- Feb. 19, 2019: Chicago’s top prosecutor, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, recuses herself from the investigation. Her office says the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution … to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case.”
- Feb. 20, 2019: Prosecutors charge Smollett with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report about the alleged attack.
- March 7, 2019: A Cook County grand jury returns a 16-count indictment charging Smollett with falsely reporting an offense.
- March 26, 2019: Smollett’s attorneys say charges alleging he lied to police have been dropped.
- March 28, 2019: A city official says Chicago is seeking $130,000 from Smollett to cover the cost of the investigation into his reported beating, which police say was staged.
- Aug. 23, 2019: Judge names former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as special prosecutor to investigate why charges against Smollett were dropped.
- Feb. 11, 2020: Webb says grand jury returns six-count indictment against Smollett, accusing him of lying to police.
- Dec. 9, 2021: A jury convicts Smollett on five counts of disorderly conduct, and acquits him on a sixth count.