After just six days in Cook County Jail, Jussie Smollett today an appeals court ruled that he must be released while awaiting appeal. His attorneys argued that his 150 day sentence would be served before the appeal of his conviction could take place. Jussie Smollett was convicted five counts of felony disorderly conduct for staging […]
The former “Empire” actor was convicted on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for lying to police after his eight-day trial late last year. Jussie Smollett, 39, is facing up to three years in jail for the crimes. Today we await the sentencing. I remember when the news of “the attack” first came out and […]
Nearly three years since Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a hate crime, he is back in court this week as a defendant for allegedly staging the whole thing and filing a false police report. Those of you who frequent the Sidebar posts here know that I defended Jussie even as more and […]
Jussie Smollett was back in a Chicago courtroom today. He was arraigned on six new charges of disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a staged attack that Jussie Smollett is accused of orchestrating in January of 2019. Smollett allegedly hired two of his personal trainers, Nigerians, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo to “attack” him. He filed […]
Jussie Smollett was a no-show at the NAACP Image Awards. He had hinted that he would be there sinc he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He lost to Jessie Williams (Grey’s Anatomy,) Chris Rock was told not to do any Jussie Smollett jokes. But he did them anyway.
Jussie Smollett was in court today, two days before his scheduled hearing on Thursday. The purpose of this hearing was to respond to a request by press to allow cameras in the courtroom. Jussie Smollett’s attorney, Tina Glandian, had no objections to media access because “much of the leaked information is actually demonstrably false.” Glandian […]