Jussie Smollett’s Lawyer Turns On Him “Washed Up Celeb Who Lied To Cops”
Jussie Smollett thinks he’s got off the hook so far, but we’ll see how it turns out now that the city of Chicago is actually suing him for $130,000 for investigation costs over the alleged hoax.
I wonder who will be in his corner now though because it seems as though his lawyer has turned on him.
According to Fox News,
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx described “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages released Tuesday by her office in response to a public-records request by the Chicago Tribune.
Foxx compared Smollett’s case to her office’s pending indictments against R&B singer R. Kelly in text messages to Joseph Magats, her top assistant, on March 8, the paper reported
“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts),” she wrote. “… Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”
The conversation actually continued and there are thousands of text messages back and forth.
State's Attorney Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett a 'Washed Up Celeb' https://t.co/R2eNW1SMCI
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 16, 2019
The Chicago Tribune reports,
The majority of documents released Tuesday do not deal with the substance of the case and do little to illuminate why prosecutors decided to dismiss the charges so soon after bringing them.
But they show that the office was largely caught flat-footed by the massive response from the news media to its own stunning reversal.
Texts between top-level prosecutors and its communications office show a scramble to coordinate their messaging and futilely try to tamp down the heated controversy.
“Just wish I could have anticipated the magnitude of this response and planned a bit better!” Assistant State’s Attorney Risa Lanier, the lead prosecutor on the high-profile case, texted Magats hours after the charges were dropped.
“There’s really no planning for this,” Magats responded. “It’s the right decision.”
“I agree and absolutely stand by the decision made,” Lanier replied.
One more fact that is going to prove useful is that just two days before all charges were dropped against Smollett, prosecutors received letters from various organizations including Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH coalition.
I don’t know what Jesse Jackson has on people, but he seems to have something.