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 […]