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Jussie Smollett Updates Part 15 (Little Miss Jussie, Hitting Her Strutty)

You know the drill.

Link to Part 14 below:

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 60203/30/2019

All hail Our Boo

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 103/14/2019

Strut, Jussie, Strut!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 203/14/2019

Has anyone asked Jussie why his attorney team is 100% white?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 303/14/2019

The little fool is insufferable.

Let him go cry to Queen Dyke. She may be the only friend he has left.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 403/14/2019

Beto may turn out to be as bad as Joe Kennedy III... a boy Wonder of pure hype.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 503/14/2019

What's been going on with DL that last two days? Its been like a ghost town around here.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 603/14/2019

I knew his lawyers would be white lol!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 703/14/2019

The Beto threads as depressing AF.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 803/14/2019

^^^are

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 903/14/2019

The protesters outside chanting about Justice for Jussie crack me up! The police haven’t even made public what they have in him yet, smh.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1003/14/2019

Thanks to this asshole, Empire had its lowest ratings ever last night. He not only killed his career, he killed everyone’s paycheck. Asshole. Hurt people hurt people.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1103/14/2019

R6 some people were having trouble posting replies to threads yesterday. I don't know if that is the case today or not.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1203/14/2019

r12 thanks

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1303/14/2019

It's not really a ghost town. Le tout DL is posting on the College Scam threads.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1403/14/2019

Nobody even cares that this happened. lol. The people trying to fit this story to their agenda have not realized this.

Nobody cares lol.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1503/14/2019

I do r15 but you do you. Free world and all that. :)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1603/14/2019

We'll see you on ONLY FANS after this trial thing is over!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1703/14/2019

[quote] The protesters outside chanting about Justice for Jussie crack me up

Those were from his PR firm.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1803/14/2019

All four protesters?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 1903/14/2019

R17, that is one of the funny things about the news cycle shifting to the college scam. The brothers were clearly preparing to start a media blitz of their own. Their lawyer pretty much said that. Monday it would have been a get. I'm sure a lot of journalists would still be interested in speaking to them, but the interest probably dropped a lot.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2003/14/2019

I watched Empire last night. Jamal's storyline came to a succinct, if somewhat sad end, after breaking up with his man. The episode even concluded with Jamal singing at a piano. It even seemed like his character was addressing some of Jussie's real life issues! Too bad it wasn't Jussie's last episode. It would have been the perfect exit for his character.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2103/14/2019

Look everybody, from now on we will call him BROTHER Jussie Smollett!!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2203/14/2019

He joined a monastery?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2303/15/2019

We don't want him.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2403/15/2019

Dumb fuck is over. Good fucking riddance.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2503/15/2019

WTF is up with the people chanting "Justice for Jussie"? Do they still seriously believe the incident happened?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2603/15/2019

Jussie is over. He’ll rightfully be fired from Empire. What a god dambed idiot. Fucking moron. He is so stupid and this was ill planned.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2703/15/2019

There were only a handful of people chanting, r26. I'm sure their focus is on their absolute certainty that he will be treated unfairly by The Man.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2803/15/2019

Not my comment, but I'm going to re-share it from the last thread (it was originally R593) because it made me LOL

[quote]I laughed out loud when that footage of the Smolletts and their entourage strode into court. I wouldn't have been surprised if they'd all started snapping their fingers like the Jets.

What a bunch of clowns the Smolletts are.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 2903/15/2019

I've wondered why Jussie, despite being 36, very handsome and successful, has never had a man claim him publicly. A relationship with him is probably nothing but confrontation, and kissing all those Smollett's asses, namely his brother who Im sure is a huge cock blocker. And waking up next to all that smug attitude. Gurl I cant.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3003/15/2019

Never thought of that r30. Great points there.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3103/15/2019

That "strut" tells you everything you need to know about Jussie. He looks exhausting.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3203/15/2019

He said he had a boyfriend in the Robin interview, R30.. Of course, he could've been lying about that as well.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3303/15/2019

I don't see a "strut" in spite of what the headline says. Looks like he's just trying to keep his head up. Looks self conscious actually.

Not that I sympathize with him or anything!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3403/15/2019

Mama always said, "never put your cock in crazy".

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3503/15/2019

Has he gotten his raise yet on Empire? lololololol What a moron!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3603/15/2019

R30, he's had a string of long term relationships, he's just been private about them because he was hoping it would help his career. His current (?) boyfriend was mentioned here in a previous thread. His name is Tawan Davis and he's the CEO of a real estate investment group. I know he dated a well-known choreographer for a while and a successful television director for a few years.

I know you guys are having fun dragging him, but there is no conceivable way he wouldn't have had his pick of eligible guys to date. Even now, he probably wouldn't have much trouble getting dick.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3703/16/2019

Oh he’ll have no trouble getting dick - in prison.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3803/16/2019

Why hasn't Tawan Davis spoken up in defense of Jussie?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 3903/16/2019

[quote]Why hasn't Tawan Davis spoken up in defense of Jussie?

Cause that's not his man gurl! If that was truly his n*gga he would standing right up there in court with him, like Bill Macy showed up for Felicity Huffman.

Tawan is probably just a FWB who lays pipe when requested and shows up to little events when he needs a date. I know Tawan don't have time to be dealing with that attitude.

And pretty boys like Jussie do NOT go out in subzero weather for food, ok? That's how I knew he was lying. If he had a man he would send him out there in the elements!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4003/16/2019

Since I can't give you a real one r40, W&W to you!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4103/16/2019

He's not going to prison, r38.

R40, that's more stable than 90% of gay male relationships. Tawan actually did post a few things in support of Jussie just before and just after the arrest. It's possible they broke up, but considering how private Jussie has been with his love life, it's just as likely that he just wants Tawan to remain low key.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4203/16/2019

[quote] Tawan actually did post a few things in support of Jussie just before and just after the arrest.

Link?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4303/16/2019

Taraji P. Henson, wisely keeping her comment vague:

When asked directly by Fox 32 Chicago on Sunday about the troubled 36-year-old's scandal and his character Jamal Lyon being written off, Taraji stated: 'We're strong. I'm strong. And that's all I can say.'

Compare/contrast from her February statement:

"I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn't and we all feel his pain right now," Henson wrote in a post on Instagram. "@jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him."

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4403/17/2019

Fire the asshole from Empire. He’s done.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4503/17/2019

Jussie's bf really is damn hot. And high achieving too. He (Tawan) could and should do better.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4603/17/2019

I keep forgetting this little shit is in his mid thirties; he looks so much younger. Pulling a stunt like this at 36 is next level pathetic.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4703/17/2019

R47 Jussie’s a MESS! Pathetic is right.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4803/17/2019

I see that Jussie's lawyers are keeping under the radar since the college scam shit went down. Or am I wrong? I haven't kept up on any of the news shows. Perhaps Geragos is still flapping his gums?

They are either keeping quiet hoping that this will give him a break when it's his turn. Or they are shitting themselves watching a bunch of rich white assholes in the crosshairs for a change.

Friendly reminder: Jussie has not yet been charged by the Feds. His team is likely (hopefully, though I hate this twat) watching to see how this mess unfolds to figure out what to do when the Fed charges re: this hoax come in.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 4903/17/2019

r42 thinks that sending a white, powdery substance through the US mail is a crime that DOESN'T lead to prison time. Can someone point me to a person who committed a biological weapon hoax that avoided jail time?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5003/17/2019

It's true, r49. Jussie has gotten lucky with the college scam, not to mention the HBO documentary on Michael Jackson, taking away from his troubles.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5103/17/2019

R42 is either employing their own magical thinking, or is being employed to post their boss' magical thinking.

I have my money on cunt number two.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5203/17/2019

Which just serves to highlight that you're a dumb fuck , r52. There's no way in hell that anyone on his payroll is focused on manipulating public opinion via a relatively obscure message board AFTER the story has fallen out of the headlines and is no longer generating much attention or even thread posts.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5303/18/2019

I think Jussie, or at the very least, friends/reps of Jussie are on here and other boards "taking the temperature". r53 And a couple of threads ago it was apparent that someone from his crisis management team was. I have seen this term "relatively obscure message board", before which is either troll language or "rep-ese" The DL really isn't all that obscure, so not sure where you are going with this. No matter. All topics, no matter how hot, die down for a while, then flare back up again when there are new developments.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5403/18/2019

He’s still so FUCKING stupid. What an asshole.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5503/18/2019

R54, if you don't think datalounge is relatively obscure then your drug problem must be even more severe than Jussie's.

Yes, topics fluctuate, but it's idiotic to think crisis management teams would be staked out on message boards in barely active threads.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5603/18/2019

Chicago cop union calls for feds to investigate prosecutor's actions in Smollett case

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5703/18/2019

CWB scores again.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5803/18/2019

If I were a PR rep or a troll, I'd be on the Daily Mail and TMZ. Not a site like this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 5903/18/2019

And to make matters worse for Tawan, Jussie doesn't even have a big booty. He should consult Trai Byers on how to build a butt.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6003/18/2019

Any updates? I’ve been in the Luke Perry threads, obsessing, and haven’t kept up with this lying bitch.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6103/18/2019

Are you the weeper, r61?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6203/18/2019

There seems to be a lot of delay in sending him to prison. I’m tired of waiting.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6303/18/2019

Well if his rep is reading this, tell the shows writers to have his character shoot himself in the head in the show. That's the only way his character could possibly bring ratings to this sinking ship of a show. And this is essentiallly what he did to his career, so it's profoundly fitting.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6403/18/2019

[quote]What an asshole.

A pretty asshole 😍

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6503/18/2019

Is Empire back on in the UK?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6603/19/2019

He's not that pretty. He's okay, but kind of bland.

The dick, on the other hand, is superb.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6703/19/2019

Agree R67. I wouldn’t describe him as pretty. He’s just ok. But he’ll have no trouble getting dick in prison, where he belongs.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6803/19/2019

Our Boo is cold. We need to warm him up.

That's cruel they aren't even allowed space heaters.

We're going to fight....for Our Boo's right...to be TOASTY!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 6903/19/2019

Jussie is a nice mix of pretty with a decent amount of handsome thrown in. I'd sure love to kiss him on the mouth. He'd have to leave though after our sweet love making was over.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7003/19/2019

Those ARE some perfect lips

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7103/19/2019

He does have nice lips. It's just when he opens his mouth, is the problem.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7203/19/2019

It was startling to hear him speak in his normal voice, which ruined any attraction. Purses, purses, purses.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7303/19/2019

Wow, r73, just goes to show how subjective these things are. I think he has a really nice speaking voice. I think he's a good looking guy, but his voice made him more attractive to me.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7403/19/2019

R73, methinks doth protest too much.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7503/19/2019

Methinks Jussie is posting here.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7603/19/2019

Jussie speaking casually.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7703/19/2019

If there is such a thing as a "punchable voice", little miss mannerisms Jussie has it. Thanks for posting the vid r77

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7803/19/2019

Sounds more masculine than the majority of the leather queens out there. If he's gotta a little sugar, who cares. He's not pretending to be uber macho. I'd fuck him, then forget him. He's still crazy too.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 7903/19/2019

.......

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8003/19/2019

In r77 I'd think he must have been hoovering it up before they started the video.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8103/19/2019

That hair is so pretty.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8203/19/2019

The racist and homophobic hatred of Jussie on here is unbelievable!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8303/19/2019

Go to sleep r83.

So according to this link "about 50" people were fired for accessing C-list Jussie's medical records with no cause (aka curious as fuck about this faker). I believe this fact was already posted, though there is more detail in the article. What I found interesting was this tidbit:

"In another famous case, the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, where singer Britney Spears was hospitalized in early 2008, fired 13 employees and suspended six physicians for accessing her medical records without a valid reason."

Only 13?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8403/19/2019

So well spoken here....its such a shame that he has ruined himself. He must have deep, deep insecurities about his racial identity. I guess his sexuality is equally as challenging.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8503/19/2019

Could it be that people hate him on the merits, because of what he did?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8603/19/2019

R86 Could you please repeat that in English?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8703/19/2019

I find it very difficult to believe that the hate found here for him is solely based on his stupid stunt. Especially when most of you never heard of Jussie Smollett before January.

There are also one or two people who have been trolling these threads from day one of this saga, who just drop by to say how much they hate him and can't wait for him to be locked up. You add nothing to the actual conversation and you have become quite boring and tedious.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8803/19/2019

r88 Quite the fake detective. Why are you here?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 8903/19/2019

Oh, please. Even on LSA, if you ever read the Empire threads, when an episode aired, you had posters lamenting "Oh, God, here comes Jamal singing another damn song." And they were right. His whiny singing voice became irritating as he doesn't have much range as a singer.

He's a decent actor but his singing can be grating.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9003/19/2019

r90 you have a reasonable comment about Jussie based on your opinion of his acting and singing, and not just some mindless comment about why he's not locked under a jail yet.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9103/19/2019

I'm really feeling bad for this guy, he must be a fragile mess. First, I'm surprised to find out he's in his thirties, I've always thought he was a young 20-something. (I've never watched the show.) I'm not understanding the intense desire of some that he go to jail. I think he should be fined, yes. Maybe he should also be required to give an unqualified apology plus hours of community service for this hoax.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9203/20/2019

R92 The last two vids of him strutting down the walk like it was fucking West Side Story, and the fact he has plead "not guilty" speaks volumes about his entitlement (no apology coming in our lifetimes) The rest of what you mentioned speaks volumes about his arrested development. Bless you though for wanting to find the good in this shitbird.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9303/20/2019

r87, for the life of me I can't imagine why you didn't understand what I wrote. I suggested that there may be people who hate Jussie because of his actions in staging the fake homophobic/racist attack--meaning they hate him on the merits of his actions.

I don't know how else to explain the obvious to you.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9403/20/2019

R90, I think he's a way better singer than he is an actor. Taste in music and what someone may find attractive are all subjective, so it's not something I would argue with anyone over too much. I read lipstick alley sometimes and they have a tendency to drag everyone. Even Beyonce has her devoted crew of detractors. Your post reminded me of how Beth from The Walking Dead used to get blasted for her constant singing.

Regardless of his talent (or lack of it), when the show was at the height of it's popularity, I think it was generally agreed that he was the breakout star among the three sons. I've said this in previous threads, but I don't think he was trying to get a raise because he was unhappy with his salary. I think he realized the Empire ship was pretty much sunk and was more interested in trying to set up his post-Empire career. I agree with the poster who said it's a shame because he did have a lot going for him. He could have just stayed an unproblematic cutie who had a pretty remarkable career considering he was openly gay and black.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9503/20/2019

His singing good, but as I've said his voice is not very unique and too similar to Michael Jackson. I like him better as an actor, but that's just me. He is very handsome and photogenic, not to mention he looks 10 years younger than he is.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9603/20/2019

[quote]His singing good,

Me Tarzan, you Jane.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9703/20/2019

Another video message from Lee Daniels...hopefully his ages better than his last one. And yes he's brushing his teeth in his kitchen sink.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9803/20/2019

So, is he basically shading Jussie because he is taking attention away from the show... or from Miss Lee Daniels?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 9903/20/2019

Things that make you go hmmmmm . . . . . . .

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10003/20/2019

r100 sorry, lost, what am I supposed to be hmmmming about?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10103/20/2019

I invite you to think for yourself, R101. The best way to start doing that is to turn off your TV set.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10203/20/2019

r102 Can't answer a fair question helpfully, let alone with any intelligence or wit. Uses the meaningless cliche "Turn off your TV" as a form of "reason". Fails badly.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10303/20/2019

R103, you seem to be on the side of desperate liars and their corrupt friends. Jussie did major damage to Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and their anti-lynching bill. He obviously coordinated his hoax to help promote their political aspirations.

One suspects that State's Attorney Foxx and her friends wanted the FBI to step in because they feared that the CPD would actually solve the crime.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10403/20/2019

R104 r101 I want to see this daft cunt frogmarched to prison. Full stop. Sorry if that got lost in translation, I was legitimately asking for clarification about your post. It was not at all a challenge.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10503/20/2019

I still support him.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10603/21/2019

[quote] I want to see this daft cunt frogmarched to prison

Would you be satisfied with him walking in defiantly like West Side Story? He seems to be able to do that.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10703/21/2019

Is the asshole in prison yet?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10803/21/2019

R107 OVERJOYED!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 10903/21/2019

[quote]He could have just stayed an unproblematic cutie who had a pretty remarkable career considering he was openly gay and black.

The problem is that he is pushing forty. You need to be more than an unproblematic cutie at his age.

If he was sexually abused as a child, especially by anyone with showbiz connections, NOW would be a really good time to start naming names.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11003/21/2019

I doubt he has, r110, but he could be the poster boy for nominal adults who have been raised to believe that they are special/elite/chosen, and so never really grew up. Keep in mind this is a person whose twitter page bears a quote to the effect that he is here to help save the world, and whose family refer to themselves as "joyful warriors." Self-aggrandizement much?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11103/21/2019

Last night's ratings...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11203/21/2019

[quote] Keep in mind this is a person whose twitter page bears a quote to the effect that he is here to help save the world

Sort of like Beto being born to be president. Millennials are special.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11303/21/2019

Beto is an Xer

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11403/21/2019

R110, he WAS more than an unproblematic cutie. He was one of the most popular characters on a successful series. All of his co-stars loved him, almost no one who actually knows him or has worked with him has anything negative to say about him. He was great at networking, he had a ton of celebrity friends. He had connections. A lot of powerful behind the scenes people liked him. He had built up a positive reputation. A-list status might not have been in the cards, but he would have continued to have a successful career as an actor.

He was one of the most successful out, black actors in Hollywood right now. He had a heartthrob status among his fans. He looked far younger than his years. He was going to continue to work consistently. I get that he has turned a lot of people against him, but in terms of representation, I do consider it a loss.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11503/21/2019

[quote]but in terms of representation, I do consider it a loss.

Most of us do, which is why we’re calling for severe punishment. Plus, it was self-inflicted so didn’t have to happen.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11603/21/2019

Justice for Jessie, no prison time!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11703/21/2019

And how is that justice, r117? I really would like someone to offer a cogent and intelligent explanation--just once.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11803/21/2019

You make good points r115. The nice thing too was seeing two black men in a loving relationship on national television. (Of course, it seems that has ended in the last episode of Empire). One thing I will say about Jussie is that he has good chemistry with all his co-stars (Gabby), including guest ones (Mariah, Alicia Keys, Rumer Willis)

I don't know how much an impact Jussiegate is having on the show; it was sinking anyway. This may have just accelerated the decline.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 11903/21/2019

R116, that doesn't make sense. Most of the posters who have posted that he deserves a severe sentence have also tried to argue that he's an untalented, unattractive, stupid, arrogant, high maintenance monster who barely had a career and can't maintain any personal relationships because he's such a mess. That is not in agreement with what I said at all. That's not how he was viewed before this incident at all. If your point is that the hoax itself equates to a loss, then that's a fair point, but it's not the point I was making.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12003/21/2019

I missed this somehow.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12103/24/2019

He’s still liked by a surprising number of people

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12203/24/2019

Where'd you go, r117? Still hoping you can explain why "justice for jessie [sic]" - no prison time.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12303/24/2019

[quote]He’s still liked by a surprising number of people

Yes. The stupid ones. And there are a surprising number of them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12403/24/2019

Wait, wait wait, just fucking wait a minute.

Some of you, like r115 & r116 are pissed because you think this guy somehow "represents" you, so his actions must be punished?

But if he didn't "represent" you, the actions of a narcissistic racist actor who tried to foment a minor race war wouldn't concern you?

Am I misreading your intentions?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12503/24/2019

R125, I can't speak for r116, but you are misreading what r115 wrote. Rather spectacularly, too, since it was a pretty clear post that I clarified even further at r120.

Final time: before this whole scheme, Jussie was one of only a handful of out, inarguably successful actors of color. He was well-regarded within the industry and involved in a lot of charitable causes. We was wonderful, visible representation. The fact that he can no longer be that is a loss. There is not a large well of people who will get the opportunity to replace him.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12603/25/2019

I haven't been part of this debate and probably shouldn't be. It seems to me that unless we are persons of color, gay and out or not, we're not in a position to understand what representation means in this context, nor to experience its loss. r125 might be wise to concede.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12703/25/2019

BREAKING: The Wall Street Journal reports that the alleged co-conspirator with Michael Avenatti in the federal extortion case is celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.

Geragos is a CNN legal analyst and also represents Jussie Smollett.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12803/25/2019

Rut roh!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 12903/25/2019

Lock Jussie up! He’s an embarassment to society. He’s a sick fuck.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13003/25/2019

I Love Jussie

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13103/25/2019

Criminal. LOCK HIM UP!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13203/25/2019

Correction, R128: WAS a CNN legal analyst. CNN has cut ties with him and refers to him as a “former CNN contributor.”

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13303/25/2019

Let's go to Our Boo for the latest:

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13403/25/2019

Geragos is in deep shit now, so Jussie might lose yet another lawyer. I wonder who's warming up in the bullpen?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13503/25/2019

Jesus say it aint so!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13603/25/2019

What a deliciously unexpected blow to that smug twat. Jussie will self-destruct the way Oscar Wilde did when he demanded a trial to clear himself of a crime everyone knew he committed.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13703/25/2019

Sheisters. The whole lot of 'em I tell ya!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13803/25/2019

It's unbelievable.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 13903/25/2019

Rob Elgas makes my peen hard!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14003/26/2019

[quote]Sheisters

Oh, dear!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14103/26/2019

3/26/19 8:11 AM PDT

53 Jussie Smollett will not be prosecuted for allegedly faking a racial attack, because all charges have been dropped!!!

Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of lying to police in the alleged racial and homophobic attack.

Jussie will surrender his $10,000 bond. We're told he has agreed to perform community service. But that's it. The case is over.

Jussie's lawyers say, "Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him. Jussie was attacked by 2 people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public, causing an inappropriate rush to judgment."

The lawyers go on ... "Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong.

A source close to Jussie says the prosecution's case "disintegrated." As we reported, there were issues with the $3,500 check the 2 brothers received from Jussie. The Police Superintendent had said the money was payment for the fake attack, but it appears it was actually for physical training.

The Police Superintendent also said during a news conference that Jussie wrote that threatening letter 6 days before the attack when in actuality the FBI had not concluded who wrote the letter.

story developing.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14203/26/2019

Disappointing outcome.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14303/26/2019

Very disappointing.

Especially because our Boo was doing such a good job reporting the story.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14403/26/2019

I thought Kim Foxx recused herself. Crooked cunt.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14503/26/2019

Charges dropped

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14603/26/2019

This really fucking sucks. I want this smug cunt to pay.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14703/26/2019

I knew the Police Superintendent overspoke during that news conference.

Talk about amateur hour.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14803/26/2019

CNN: FBI Director Christopher Wray to Speak on Status of Jussie Smollett Investigation at 12:00pm EST

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 14903/26/2019

Chicago- still corrupt. Lucky Jussie.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15003/26/2019

The cops/prosecutors must have fucked up big time. I love his lawyer whining about how he'd been vilified and "made to appear as a perpetrator." He WAS the perpetrator.

Nice going, Chicago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15103/26/2019

Can't he still get fed charges though?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15203/26/2019

I doubt the feds will go near this now; the whole incident is tainted now. This little jerk is now going to be a Martyr, writ large.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15303/26/2019

Holy fuck. This is insane. I want to find out for sure if the Fed charges will also be dropped.

Weird fucking timing that is for sure with all of the other news. e.g. College admission scam, Avennatii going down the tubes along with Jussie's lawyer Geragos. Something is hinky here.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15403/26/2019

Disgusting.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15503/26/2019

Our Rafer boo speaks:

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15603/26/2019

More Rafie

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15703/26/2019

Laughing my ass off at all the dumb DLers who were so sure he was going to do time.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15803/26/2019

He won’t work, though. He is universally despised.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 15903/26/2019

[quote] I want to find out for sure if the Fed charges will also be dropped.

There are no federal charges pending to be dropped.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16003/26/2019

Next up: Jussie sues the Chicago PD for false arrest.

(Hey, would YOU put it past him?)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16103/26/2019

He is not universally despised. Twitter is filled with his supporters

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16203/26/2019

Our Boo has a lot to say / report. The federal charges are still up in the air apparently.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16303/26/2019

He’s so goodlooking and manly

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16403/26/2019

R160 Not true. More is rolling out by the moment, but it looks like the federal charges linger. They were the most hardcore ones, so...fingers crossed for this shitbird to get nailed on the more important charges.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16503/26/2019

The statement doesn't parse. As written, this clown's charges were dismissed because Jussie is a community activist. It must have something to do with Kim Foxx's conversations with Smollett's relatives.

This result is shocking, but not surprising. All the evidence circumstantially implicates the two brothers and exculpates Jussie: the check, which everyone "agrees" was for training; the "beating," which everyone agrees was at the hands of the brothers; the magazines presumably connected with the anonymous letter were found in their apartment. The jerk is smarter than I thought.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16603/26/2019

The feds have not announced charges. There's nothing "pending" as far as the public knows.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16703/26/2019

Some are more equal than others.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16803/26/2019

The feds have not YET announced charges. All of this is about the criminal charges being dropped. Nothing yet to do with the Federal charges moving forward. And right now, the feds are pretty hot to trot with all of these other investigations. Strap in kids!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 16903/26/2019

Is the lawyer here from some posts ago? And if so, do you have any insight?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17003/26/2019

That’s true, R165, but that poster wanted to know if the federal charges were “also” dropped, i.e., he had been charged federally already and would those be dropped “also”?

If you read the last line of the article posted, either it’s a coincidence or they were very careful with their words:

[quote]The Police Superintendent also said during a news conference that Jussie wrote that threatening letter 6 days before the attack when in actuality the FBI [bold]had not[/bold] concluded who wrote the letter. (Emphasis added.)

Had not concluded? You mean when the Superintendent has his press conference? So they may have concluded now who did? Hmmmmm. Very interesting choice of words.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17103/26/2019

Well, with these really fucking disturbing revelations, this thread is going to go quick. Taking title nominations for Part 16 now. Fucking hell. I knew shit was way too quiet.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17203/26/2019

Reparations, Miss ?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17303/26/2019

OH FUCKING PLEASE!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17403/26/2019

I hope Kim Foxx loses her re-election over this

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17503/26/2019

He is such a fucking liar. The hospital said that his wound was self inflicted. That's just for starters. Now he is a paragon of virtue? What a rotten piece of shit.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17603/26/2019

Strings were pulled and favors were made. Foxx thought it was perfect timing to do this after Trump and the Mueller investigation.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17703/26/2019

"I fought the fuck back" Another lie...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17803/26/2019

R177, but why do you suppose? This was nothing on the same level as Trump and Mueller

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 17903/26/2019

I hope the FEDS Arrest hin this is one screwed up story

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18003/26/2019

More to puke over...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18103/26/2019

Good to see Chicago cleaning up its act.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18203/26/2019

CNN: FBI Director Christopher Wray’s Press Conference on Status of Jussie Smollett Investigation Pushed Back to 1:00pm EST

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18303/26/2019

This piece of shit will get whats coming to him.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18403/26/2019

Chicago punted - no black on black prosecution is acceptable in today’s political climate. Problem is now the Fed’s, ie Trump’s. This can now be recast as Jussie vs Trump as opposed to Jussie vs Basic Decency.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18503/26/2019

I thought that Kim Foxx bitch had to recuse herself because she’s friends with the Smolletts?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18603/26/2019

He is too pretty for prison. I am so relieved that these threads can come to an end.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18703/26/2019

I'm so fucking confused. The only thing positive I can hope for is that his career is ruined for life. Tainted.

So what does this tweet mean? Jussie bought himself off?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18803/26/2019

No,she had to recuse because she agreed--at the request of an Obama associate named Tsien(?)--to intercede with the Chicago cops to get them to turn the investigation over to federal authorities. And when that came out, she recused. That must be a factor in this latest development, but it doesn't really matter. Smollett has already begun positioning himself as the "reluctant hero" of the story and a martyr to our corrupt and racist justice system. He will be unbearable for the indefinite future.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 18903/26/2019

He will be UNEMPLOYED for the indefinite future.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19003/26/2019

I hope so, but I’m afraid not r190.

He hasn’t done anything “wrong,” the charges were dropped, so I think TPTB would be too afraid to look bad if they fired him. Plus there’d be outrage from some complaining.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19103/26/2019

Next up, Jussie in a Nike campaign. Doesn't matter that he's not an athlete.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19203/26/2019

In R174’s picture I mistakenly thought Jussie was in the black coat. I said, “Damn he is getting fat!” Then I noticed him in the blue coat. Lol.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19303/26/2019

More. I hope he slips on ice in front of a Subway and ends his career the way he tried to inflate it. Clutching on to his shitty tuna sub and the poor salad that he will have to drink from a straw the rest of his life.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19403/26/2019

I feel bad for the CPD

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19503/26/2019

Same here r195

Still more... fucking hell, it sounds like everyone is confused.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19603/26/2019

CWB Chicago is getting ready to do one of their excellent write ups (fingers crossed)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19703/26/2019

Our Boo says we should watch this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19803/26/2019

The FOIA request from CWB Chicago.

I am so fucking depressed. Hoping for the Feds to come in and drag this fucker to prison.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 19903/26/2019

Sorry, home sick. Not trying to flood the thread. Just posting what I think might be interesting. Something tells me Jussie is going to end up the victim of a legit hit. Oh the irony.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20003/26/2019

The cops are the problem. Disband the pigs.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20103/26/2019

They should arrest that guinea ginzo wop DA. Psychopathy runs in their blood.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20203/26/2019

excuse me, r202--who in the world are you talking about?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20303/26/2019

Wow! Rahm is pissed off!!!

[quote] It's not on the level.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20403/26/2019

"all hail our boo" now seems fucking juvenile and sophomoric in light of this fucking disgrace of justice.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20503/26/2019

For anyone too lazy to click the info on the press conference

.@Chicago_Police Supt. Eddie Johnson just gave a jaw dropping presser. "Do I think justice was served? No. What do I think justice is? I think this city is owed an apology," he told the press. "If you want to say you're innocent of a situation, then you take your day in court."

"We found about it when you all did,"@Chicago_Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told the press, regarding the lack of notice from the State's Attorney Office regarding the dropped charges. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called it a "white wash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer."

Mayor Emanuel says $10k, the forfeited bond, doesn't come close to what the city spent in resources. On ethical cost, he rebuked Smollett for using Mathew Shepard hate crime legislation to promote his career, noting "the cost" to others, "all in the name of self-promotion."

"Where is the accountability in the system?" Mayor Emanuel asked, calling it "wrong full-stop." Smollett, he said, still has "no sense of ownership of what he's done" and referred to him as a "person that's been let off scot-free."

It's good to have important friends.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20603/26/2019

Can someone make 20 duplicates of this thread like the deplorables do?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20703/26/2019

Really bad form not to have warned the police chief ahead of time. Actually it was bad form not to consult with the police chief and try to get him on board with a diversion agreement. The prosecutors and police HAVE to work together. The cops can royally fuck you over in future in ways big and small. Hell, just by conveniently not being available when you need them in court. These people are stupid.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20803/26/2019

r205, it sounds exactly as juvenile and sophomoric now as it always has, right up their with Mussie and other 7th grade wordplay.

Still waiting to hear from r202 re the identity of the "guinea ginzo wop."

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 20903/26/2019

That FOIA request will go nowhere, r199, because the case has been nolle prossed--which means the parties are returned to the positions they were in before the event occurred--which means the event legally did not occur and thus no documents related to it can legally exist. This case is permanently sealed.

Somebody has been very smart. I don't think it can have been Jussie, but he's the one who set up the two brothers such that all the circumstantial evidence points to them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21003/26/2019

R205 and others, if you see a post you don't like just scroll on by, like many of us scroll on by things that don't resonate for us. Lighten up.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21103/26/2019

Also, r205 "Our Boo" had NOTHING to do with how this played out. He's a reporter. Find something else to get mad about. Looks like there are plenty of legitimate reasons to be.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21203/26/2019

More...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21303/26/2019

Still more. Everyone is talking about this. Blindsided is the word I would use.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21403/26/2019

And now it's like it never happened...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21503/26/2019

Cover up.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21603/26/2019

The Mayor didn't fix the case. The police didn't fix the case. How was the DA paid off ?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21703/26/2019

The State's Attorneys in Illinois (and elsewhere) have absolute discretion to nolle pros. The decision isn't reviewable by any court. I'm guessing Foxx did it to save her own ass, because her discussions with Smollett's family were highly improper and weren't cured by her recusal. Whatever favors accruing to her were coming from Obama's former assistant and/or Illinois democrats

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21803/26/2019

That lying sack of fetid dog shit made a fool of everyone.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 21903/26/2019

CELEBRITIES REJOICE

Questlove, frontman of the band The Roots, tweeted a link to a story about the charges being dropped with the caption 'TOLD YALL'

The show's writers celebrated the news, posting a grab from CNN announcing that Smollett's charges had been dropped with caption 'See y'all Wednesday'

Empire executive producer Diane Ademu-John posted her support for Smollett, saying an 'truly good person' had just been 'dragged through the gutter'

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22003/26/2019

This is fucking B U L L S H I T

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22103/26/2019

I really wanted to see him in jail, where he would have been a 😨 [italic] Pretty Little Liar.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22203/26/2019

I love it that Black Twitter is standing proud for Jussie

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22303/26/2019

So is jussie going to press the cops to find the white men who did this to him? All the good black people of Chicago would be quaking in their boots because these Trumpian goons are still on the loose!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22403/26/2019

This is so fucking hinky I think my head is going to explode. Though I'd prefer that asswipe's head explodes. Karma, Jussie...something is in store for you. I feel it in my bones.

Also, this happens right after Geragos is nailed as Avenatti's co-conspirator? Something in the milk isn't clean that is for fucking certain.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22503/26/2019

Told y'all.

Like I also said, his career's not over, either. He'll work, but he won't have as many doors open to him as before.

I don't think he's innocent and it's disappointing that he'd be involved in this. But considering the actual facts of the case, it's a reasonable conclusion.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22603/26/2019

This country is doomed - EVERYTHING is about racial identity, nothing else...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22703/26/2019

I have newfound respect for Mayor Emanuel for calling out Jussie as he should.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22803/26/2019

R227, why do you think that's a new development?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 22903/26/2019

I really hope the feds get this smug fucker.

It's great to know that Empire's ratings are in the toilet. Their smug producers are going to get some well earned karma (well, they already are because nobody's tuning in).

This isn't over. I think Jussie is going to have huge backlash.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23003/26/2019

R230 I agree on all counts. If Jussie was found guilty on these charges, he would have been some sort of martyr. Now he needs to fade away. Go be big in Japan, or Nepal, or Outer Mongolia, but disappear from our screens please.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23103/26/2019

Can this smug cunt go away, please.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23203/26/2019

I'm waiting to see how long it takes Jussica to start filing numerous lawsuits, demand his job back with top billing, and a huge pay increase, because he so much more hot and famous than he was a while ago.

[italic] Only In America !

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23303/26/2019

Karma will get this fucker later on.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23403/26/2019

I can't wait r234. But r233 is right. He's going to milk this for all its worth and paint himself as a victim.

And he will have lots of supporters.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23503/26/2019

I'm an idiot. The attorney was over on the College Admissions Scam at this thread: (though we would appreciate any help here!)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23603/26/2019

Hilarious, just like Michael Jackson the lies pushed in the court of public opinion again fail in the legal system. This is why Wade Robson and James Safechuck owe MJ's estate $70,000 in legal fees. And this is why Chicago just took a major publicity hit in their attempt to defame yet another black man (who at least wasn't shot in cold blood this time.)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23703/26/2019

I think at the very least his career won't completely recover from this. He'll probably struggle to find work after Empire ends and his music career hasn't been big either.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23803/26/2019

He'll still lose work because of this and his legal fees will be exorbitant.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 23903/26/2019

are you serious, r237?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24003/26/2019

Strange that they’re aren’t 15 duplicates when it’s ‘good news’ for liberals.

But when it’s bad news for liberals, there are dozens of duplicates.

Strange.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24103/26/2019

CNN: FBI Director Christopher Wray to Speak on Status of Jussie Smollett Investigation at 8:00pm EST

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24203/26/2019

You're STILL here, r242?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24303/26/2019

Oh, enough already. This was never funny.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24403/26/2019

R240 As a heart attack

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24503/26/2019

Are you implying that this is somehow good news, r241 ?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24603/26/2019

Smollett must have mental issues.

I can't see much work in the future either. Maybe touring with his "music.?"

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24703/26/2019

Partial Title idea, Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Karma Comes to Those who Fake)

Or something, something Karma.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24803/26/2019

R245 should get his head out of his ass.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 24903/26/2019

Will Robin interview him again??

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25003/26/2019

Smollett will get a shit ton of work in the future, including millions from FOX for the incredibly popular show, Empire. Charges dropped means charges dropped--and the manner in which the charges were dropped after they did so much grandstanding is further proof they just didn't have a case or any compelling evidence. His lack of any pre-trial diversion also confirms there was no deal of any kind. Hollywood never dumped him even as he was going through this, and the few celebrities who spoke out now are dashing to save face amid allegations of racism and rush to judgement themselves.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25103/26/2019

He is going to end up like Kaepernick. No one will hire him.

Except maybe true believers who don't mind only appealing to niche audiences.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25203/26/2019

People are completely misunderstanding what happened here.

R251, it does indeed look like Smollet was offered diversion and accepted it. That is a bargain for those who need a civilian term. Without a diversion agreement there would be absolutely no mechanism for them to require community service and/or for him to forfeit his bond. You cannot voluntarily just hand money over to the government. Smollet can spin it any way he wants but had the state's attorney's office decided that there was insufficient evidence or that Smollett was innocent they would have just dismissed the charges outright. People are forgetting there was an indictment. In fact they say specifically this does not exonerate Smollett.

So the following from R251 shows a lack of understanding of how the system works.

[quote] the manner in which the charges were dropped after they did so much grandstanding is further proof they just didn't have a case or any compelling evidence

R251 again misunderstands and is wrong. There clearly was a "deal" or else there would have been no community service performed and no loss of $10,000 - a rather large amount to lose in a diversion case.

[quote] lack of any pre-trial diversion also confirms there was no deal of any kind.

Nolle Prosse simply means "No prosecution" as in we are electing not to prosecute. That is what happens when someone completes an alternate case resolution like diversion. Unless there is an agreement to never re-bring the case with the situation as it is now, then a case can be re-brung. Often with diversion agreements, there is a stipulation that the defendant not be rearrested upon probable cause or maybe not be convicted of another offense for a specific period of time. I don't know what the agreement entailed.

The case will be off his record because that is what happens with non-convictions, either by agreement of the terms of the diversion or by way of a motion to seal the record by the defense. The record does not disappear, it simply does not stay on the official record. The paperwork also remains.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25303/26/2019

There was obviously some sort of deal. I can’t believe he’s running around proclaiming innocence still. He really is mentally ill. He should shut up and lay low.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25403/26/2019

🐒 I CALL SHENANIGANS !

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25503/26/2019

Not that there's any reason to believe the State's Attorney's office, but the prosecutor has said specifically that there's no deal, diversion agreement or deferred prosecution. If there is such an agreement, then Smollett must not be arrested or convicted of another offense for a stipulated period of time, as r253 said. If that condition is satisfied, generally the record is expunged--completely disappeared, like it never happened.

That same prosecutor (I guess he's the chief assistant SA; I can't remember his name) was also very clear that he does not believe that Jussie's innocent of the charges, which must be as close as he can come to saying a deal was struck. I'm guessing this was done behind the scenes by Foxx.

It's a nasty business all around.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25603/26/2019

All charges were not dropped by all agencies. Jussie's ass could still be jail bait.

And now he's welcome fodder for SNL.

His career is over. He's too dangerous to be on any set anywhere. That little liar's caftan could spontaneously 💥 combust, and the entire building could go up in flames.👩‍🚒

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25703/26/2019

I hope someone gets sick if his “not only was I a victim of a hate crime, I was a victim now of fake prosecution” and leaks what they had so he can cut the smug bullshit.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25803/26/2019

Now what happens if some dark night two MAGA cap guys actually beat up Jussie. Who will believe him.

Just a thought.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 25903/26/2019

🐘 Does this mean that Jussie won't be invited to speak at the Republican National Convention?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26003/26/2019

They have Google alerts, R56 and crisis pr social media teams are hired specifically to monitor those alerts and to respond in a way that shapes the narrative. He HAS a crisis pr team, one was hired. No one can be so naive as to think that does not happen, you must be trying mis-direction.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26103/26/2019

Don Lemon is grilling his lawyer right now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26203/26/2019

R261 Please spare us the paid PR conspiracy theory nonsense

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26303/26/2019

I think it has to do with $, R166.

This was rammed through with great speed and secrecy, also telling.

The cops did over speak, esp re the FBI investigation.

The brother are unlikely to be arrested.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26403/26/2019

Good talk on Don Lemon about it. Joey Jackson says the influencer will be revealed at some point.

Political scandal coming?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26503/26/2019

Chicago's prosecutors would not have let Jussie go unless they seriously fucked something up or they knew the CPD overplayed its hand. It was strange how everything the police said at the press conference started to come apart...it made so much sense until it didn't. Hmm. They are corrupt as hell and I don't put framing him past them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26603/26/2019

[quote] I don't put framing him past them

Exactly how do you think that worked?

How did that supposed frame work?

If you think he was framed, you must have worked out how it was done and the form that it took.

Please enlighten us.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26703/26/2019

R267 I'll bite.

Exactly how do you think that worked?

>>Easily. CPD told us he had written the attackers a check, his motive was to improve his salary, and that they possessed messages implicating him in a setup. All of this was either misstated or a lie. The check was proved to be for training. He had never asked for a raise from FOX. The texts he had sent were 4 days before the attack even happened.

How did that supposed frame work?

>>>They either got tired of investigating, or become embarrassed at their failure to solve the crime. So they lie about everything mentioned above to paint a bombshell picture of guilt. Who knows, who cares how they did it. I don't.

If you think he was framed, you must have worked out how it was done and the form that it took.

>>>I have no idea, and neither do you about what form any of this framing or investigation took. However, I certainly don't believe a word the police said to explain what happened, and like many others in Chicago, I could care less about their attempts to paint him as the picture of evil when they don't put as much effort into finding out who is shooting school aged kids as they do making him out to be a mastermind criminal.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26803/26/2019

r266 and r268 = Miss Lee Daniels

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 26903/26/2019

R269 = Dan Reed, telling us why the 1.5 billion dollar lawsuit doesn't mean the Jacko documentary is about money.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27003/26/2019

I see the MJ pedophilia apologist has filled up the Leaving Neverland threads so now he's come to infiltrate the Jussie threads.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27103/26/2019

R271 Bye bye, JABBA.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27203/26/2019

The Obamas pulled some strings.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27303/26/2019

R273

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27403/26/2019

R268 It's "I could NOT care less".. Do you not understand English?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27503/26/2019

Just look at this smug punchable face. I, 2, the Feds are coming for you, Jussie. Enjoy your smug while you can.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27603/26/2019

Trib article at link. Foxx is getting a lot of heat. I am curious as to what *her* skeletons may be. Guessing something bigger on her is about to be exposed.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27703/26/2019

R275 "I want to sound smart so I'm calling out what I think (but is not) a phrase you misquoted." Maybe spend time on a substantive reply instead to be taken seriously.

R277 It doesn't matter, she recused herself back at the beginning of Feb when the messages came out. She really did the CPD a favor. If they had turned it over to the FBI like she asked them to avoid leaks then the awful reputation they have wouldn't convince so many of us they framed him as I said in R268.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27803/27/2019

I very much agree with R266. We are surprised but delighted. Of course he was being framed. The brothers committed the true crime, the police in a rush to frame Smollett made a deal with the two culprits. It didn't go down exactly as Jussie said, but he certainly did not orchestrate this attack and neither was it a hoax. Datalounge was not the place to argue this of course. Some racist nut job on meth had about 40 threads going on at once.

Jussie is a most vindicated and handsome man again this day. We're having a party at Roscoe's to be announced. Peace.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 27903/27/2019

Innocent people don't agree to pay thousands of dollars to escape prosecution.

Innocent people don't agree to do community service.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28003/27/2019

Guilty people resort to payoffs.

Has Miss Jussie filled out the unemployment forms yet? Or does he think he's going to be welcomed back to Empire and hailed as the conquering hero?

Is he planning on filing a suit against the City of Chicago? And what about those accomplice- brothers? Are they smart enough to quietly leave town, or will they also sue?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28103/27/2019

If he sues the city, everything they have on him will come out. Everything. I think he will not want this.

If r279 is serious, then r 279 is beneath ridicule.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28203/27/2019

Oh please - please let him be stupid enough to sue the city.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28303/27/2019

I'm sure his lawyers would nip that in the bud. So much better to just keep telling his sadder-but-wiser story of moral purity, victimhood, and martyrdom.

The guy is pond scum, but people will believe what they want to believe. Talking to you, r279.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28403/27/2019

I commented on Ava DuVernay’s bragging tweet.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28503/27/2019

Every minority and LBGTQ person in the country should converge on Chicago to protest the dropped charges. This is bad for prosecution of future hate crimes

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28603/27/2019

R280 / R281, please get serious. Outside of this Smollett fiasco, the American justice system is far from perfect and innocent people make bargains to avoid prosecution every single damn day. Innocent people have literally been put to death. I'm not saying Jussie is innocent, but just no to the idea that our justice system is such a well-oiled machine that trying to avoid prosecution automatically means guilt.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28703/27/2019

If he doesn’t get his job back, my guess is he will sue. Because if the charges are dropped, technically they fired him for nothing. Was his contract up or did they break it?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28803/27/2019

[quote]Oh please - please let him be stupid enough to sue the city.

I’m sure he’s mean enough to do that.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 28903/27/2019

For him to be able to sue and reap the rewards of being a liar and sociopath is disgusting.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29003/27/2019

I meant he might sue Empire, not the city. That would be a whole other ball game. If he sued the city, discovery would bring up a lot of stuff that would make him look guilty, even if not prosecutable.

I think he had a good lawyer who figured out how to stop him from going to prison and maybe stop his career from being destroyed. But suing a TV show means you get blackballed in the business. No one would hire him after that. That’s actually worse than committing a crime in Hollywood.

They might have to let him work his contract out though, or pay him to the end of the contract.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29103/27/2019

Agreed R290 and as a PoC this does us no favours. The whole Empire cast is tweeting about how glad they are he was found innocent - such a crock. He's a target now though. I'm sure a real white supremacist would love the press of inflicting actual harm on him. His smug smile makes me want to vomit. Are there cases in Chicago of black folks not receiving justice? Sure. Im not sure how letting Smollett off helps them. He got off because of his celebrity.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29203/27/2019

Chicago PD release their files after a FOIA request!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29303/27/2019

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more punchable face than the mug on this piece of shit.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29403/27/2019

He is now the boy who cried wolf. Every furious hitman wannabe is going to beat the crap out of little smug Juicy, and the cops are not going to protect him or investigate attacks.

He will become a snivelling little rat-boy, and will come to think jail would have been a far preferable choice.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29503/27/2019

No he won't, r295. His life is going to be very similar to what is would have been before. Empire will pay him his contract and end soon, he'll work occasionally, this scandal will eventually be mostly forgotten.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29603/27/2019

This isn't about money, this is about someone's reputation, someone much higher up. Foxx isn't going to fall on her sword unless someone from above mandated it.

Remember the conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris' team was tied to it- could be something like that, possibly even sanctioned from much higher.

This is about who gets to lead this country. That's why it's "unprecendented" and has everyone scratching their heads.

Also it's about the most divisive action an authority could take at this point in the nation's racial tensions. Stoking a fire, actually. On purpose?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29703/27/2019

ATC reports that Jussie read for the revival of Take Me Out a while ago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29803/27/2019

He could still face federal charges if the FBI proves he mailed the letter.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 29903/27/2019

The good news is this story shows that “white privilege” is a complete myth.

This black guy got the most lenient treatment possible by a prosecutor.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30003/27/2019

assuming your theory is sound, r297, how much higher up do we need to look? Who are the Smolletts' friends in high places? Besides the Obamas, I mean.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30103/27/2019

A few fun facts revealed in the po-po report:

Jussie gave his "assailants" a $100 bill to buy the rope and hats.

One of the bruthas had 11 clients, but he didn't get paid by them. He worked for free as a "trainer."

The bleach was poured into a Yucoteco hot suace bottle. (The hot sauce would have done more damage, but doesn't have the same symbolic resonance).

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30203/27/2019

The Obamas aren't high enough? The larger Dem machine behind them is who runs things campaign-related.

My opinion is that whether or not a public figure was involved, there may be unsavory ties that would come out in a trial. Any and all strings would be pulled to avoid that, for the right person. Strings can even be pulled to maintain legacy. It's impossible to know right now, but something like this is the only thing that explains it. It wasn't done on a whim, or for Jussie's sake alone, that doesn't make sense. It's possible that he's even a bit of a patsy in all of this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30303/27/2019

It was Michelle Obama who made the call that resulted in charges being dropped and record expunged, warning that this is the type of case that could cause race riots.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30403/27/2019

Oh, please, r304. You know this how?

r302: re the hot sauce bottle, is that the same hot sauce bottle that was found near some stairs a few days after the "attack"? I remember reading about it at the time and thinking what are the odds?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30503/27/2019

I used to like Taraij. Her comment ‘Finally the truth will set you free’. Go to hell , cunt.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30603/27/2019

These Hollywood people are going to come down hard when the bubble bursts. Stunts like this gonna make it happen sooner.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30703/27/2019

[quote] The good news is this story shows that “white privilege” is a complete myth.

I'm going to take a wild guess and assume you're white.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30803/27/2019

It was all taken care of with backroom deals and money. Like R545 said, this will follow him for the rest of his life. His image, career, and credibility is ruined. He will maybe get some work, but nothing of quality. His resume has already peaked with "Empire. He's a dumbass. Only a retarded mind says white privilege is a myth. That is so beyond asinine.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 30903/27/2019

I gave an impassioned speech to the prosecutors on jussie's behalf. As a genuine black woman, they really listened to me and understood the intersection of terminal narcissism, attention whoring, and all sorts of sociophobes.

They're more woke now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31003/27/2019

Why would anyone riot in the street if this bastard”s record wasn’t cleared ?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31103/27/2019

R305, I’m not r302, but it’s the same bottle based on the police report.

The report indicates it was found February 7, which is a little more than a week after the incident occurred.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31203/27/2019

I wish Anna Harkness, Esq. would provide her commentary on this case. I loved her musings during the Soft Butch Sous Chef fiasco.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31303/27/2019

[quote] Why would anyone riot in the street if this bastard”s record wasn’t cleared ?

It's always a good time to get a new wide screen TV.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31403/27/2019

r311, that it was done to avoid "black riots" is a ludicrous Breitbart-type meme going around. It's so dumb. There's a very real link to the Obamas pulling some strings and they still have to lie, invalidating the larger truth. It's almost like everyone's on the same side or somethin'...

If anything, clearing him is going to have worse cultural consequences, the racists will use this 5evr in their little propaganda tracts.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31503/27/2019

ah r314, fresh from the Breitbart comments section, how timely.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31603/27/2019

Call it karma or whatever - it will come back to bite him in a bigger way. Just like OJ got his, Jussie will rue this day for sure

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31703/27/2019

Celebrity privilege is real.... as is white privilege. Jussie is a absolute cockroach for doing this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31803/27/2019

R297 is right in the money.

This is much bigger. They wanted more divide and uproar with this stunt - But his story crumbled in the end.

Let’s see we have RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! Falling apart, and then this. Dammit and now another failed hoax - we can’t make Trump supporters racist enough without it blowing up in our faces.

I truly feel that the Democratic Party has becomes so unhinged they WANT a civil war in our country, even if they have to lie in order to obtain one.

Fuck that.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 31903/27/2019

Chicago seems like it’s beyond corrupt.

Remember these prosecutors, the DA, are elected to represent the interests of the public by prosecuting criminals.

Vote the DA out, who chose to abandon their duties and not prosecute this asshole.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32003/27/2019

Odious women I can think of named Foxx: Kim and Virginia.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32103/27/2019

Thing is Rahm Emanuel and Obama are friends... I think his outrage was staged for the public to keep up appearances. Maybe he got a nice payday out of it to.

The real losers in all of this are the Chicago Police Department.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32203/27/2019

Rahm Emanuel is also a huge Zionist, and you know who is pandering to them right now (not Obama). Rahm will go with whichever guy is in power.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32303/27/2019

I don't trust a thing the CPD says or does, especially after covering up the numerous black shootings at the police and political levels.

I suspect they thought they had a slam dunk case, but like a baptist in a Catholic church, they ended up looking like a fool because their reputation proceeded them.

Not turning the case over to the FBI, who people trust more than them to get it right, is the reason Smollett walked free. People can turn it into a deal and harp on the revoked bond or a day of community service but in the end he suffered no real loss. If he wants to go around badmouthing Chicago and saying he's innocent then i support his tirade against those idiots.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32403/27/2019

Jussie lied. He knows he lied. He’s fucking done.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32503/27/2019

This has the stench of Michelle Obama all over it.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32603/27/2019

Really admirable, r324.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32703/27/2019

R327 Also harming CPD's credibility is how quickly they released the case files. They might think it makes them look transparent but it only adds to suspicion that they fabricated something they want to get out.

They released Smollett's case files in less than 24 hours, but over the last four years, reporters and citizen activists have filed at least 10 appeals with the attorney general’s office after Chicago officials blocked their requests for video, police reports, emails and other materials tied to the murder of Laquan McDonald by a police officer, according to documents maintained by the office.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32803/27/2019

Suit yourself.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 32903/27/2019

LaQuan McDonald was a teenage thug who was breaking into cars and slashing tires with a knife.

He was going to go real far in life with a name like “LaQuan”.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33003/27/2019

Jussie will never work again. Thankfully.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33103/27/2019

Oh, sure he will.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33203/27/2019

Yes, Jussie could work again. In "straight to video" thrillers. If they still made them. And if he were straight.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33303/27/2019

[quote] "Recused" prosecutor Kim Foxx poses with Jesse Jackson during Jussie Smollett probe, weeks before he quietly completed "community service" at Jackson's charity and had all charges dropped after being offered 'council' by the civil rights hero

Jussie Smollett's 'voluntary' community service at Jesse Jackson's civil rights foundation which led to him having all the charges against him dropped came about after the civil rights hero got in touch to offer him 'council'.

Smollett visited Rainbow PUSH, Jackson's organization, on Saturday and Monday. His service there led prosecutors to suddenly drop the charges against him on Tuesday in a move that has been slammed by local police and city officials as a 'whitewash of justice'.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday that the Jussie Smollett case had made 'fools of us all' as he demanded to know why the Empire star suddenly had all 16 charges dropped on Tuesday after making a secret deal with prosecutors

Emanuel said on Wednesday that none of the case added up.

'This does not add up. They better get their story straight, this is making fools of us all,' he said.

'He abused the city of Chicago, he committed a crime here. He lied about something,' he went on, adding that it was not just the state but also a grand jury who thought Smollett was guilty.

'He said he wanted to get his name clear. Let's get to the bottom of this, let's find out what happened,' he said.

Abel and Ola Osundairo, the brothers who told police Smollett asked them to attack him, have not spoken out.

Their lawyer Gloria Schmidt said on Tuesday that they had been fully prepared to testify against him at trial but now that there is no trial, there is no need for her to represent them.

Foxx is fatter then I thought.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33403/27/2019

[quote]a move that has been slammed by local police and city officials as a 'whitewash of justice'.

Stop calling it a “whitewash”.

It’s clearly a negrowash.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33503/27/2019

The cops HATE his guts now. He better watch his back. They are gonna get it him for something. Just like O.J.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33603/27/2019

[quote]Not turning the case over to the FBI, who people trust more than them to get it right,

Don’t worry, the FBI still has their case. And, as you correctly put it, they’ll get it right.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33703/27/2019

r330 = blocked

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33803/27/2019

Do you honestly think people care when you block them? And that's assuming they even know, since they're blocked. Just do it without the PSA

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 33903/27/2019

R339 BLOCKED.

Now not blocked.

Now blocked again. Well, maybe not.

I just wanted to look important.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34003/27/2019

I know I was impressed.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34103/27/2019

The biggest tell for me is the fact that Jussie nor his supporters are calling for the perpetrators to be held accountable. If Jussie is innocent, the brothers are not. He went on tv traumatized. He had politicians calling it a modern day lynching. Yet no demand that the suspects be held accountable. If you believe Jussie is innocent than the brothers are not.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34203/27/2019

Whoever made this decision is a sick person. The defecation on law and order and the tax payers who have funded this entire shame is simply shameful.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34303/27/2019

Agreed R343. Jussie should never have been charged in the first place.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34403/27/2019

Look, there was definitely some political wheeling and dealing here.

The prosecutor/DA is worrying about election time and needs donors. The Obamas are friends with Jussie.

The prosecutor/DA went easy on Jussie thinking of their own career and potential Democrat donors.

That's why Jussie strutted into court twice like George Jefferson. He knew he had friends in high places who would get him out of this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34503/27/2019

I hope everyone in the SA's office associated with this debacle is voted out of office.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34603/27/2019

[quote]The Obamas are friends with Jussie.

Michelle Obama needs to be investigated. Trump should demand that a special counsel be appointed.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34703/27/2019

Mueller is available now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34803/27/2019

The story has gone full circle.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 34903/27/2019

If anyone believes this is going to harm his career, I've got an oceanfront property in Cleveland, MS right on the lake.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35003/27/2019

We need a full Congressional investigation.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35103/27/2019

So what’s his story, then?

Is it still “two white guys beat me up and poured bleach on me and put a noose around my neck”?

Or is it “two black guys set me up to make me look bad”?

Did the Nigerian-AMERICAN brothers face any charges?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35203/27/2019

R352 His story is that all charges were dropped, and he didn't even have to do diversion.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35303/27/2019

If the Obamas are friends with Jussie and his SJW Band of Nubian Identity and Dignity....

That tells me all I need to know about them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35403/27/2019

Such indignation, such trolling, please come out when the next police officer is not even indicted for shooting an unarmed black male...in the back...in his car in front of a child...because he had a toy gun....

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35503/27/2019

Fuck Michelle Obama.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35603/27/2019

^^^Exactly, R355.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35703/27/2019

Exactly r356

They wanted a civil war with this stunt. I really think they like everyone at each other’s throats.

Fuck them all.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35803/27/2019

[quote] Fuck them all.

But not CWB Chicago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 35903/27/2019

CWB Chicago is getting ready to release one of their excellent exclusives tonight. Can't wait. These guys should get an award for their reporting on this disaster. Some tidbits:

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36003/27/2019

Another...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36103/27/2019

[quote]Such indignation, such trolling, please come out when the next police officer is not even indicted for shooting an unarmed black male...in the back...in his car in front of a child...because he had a toy gun....

A white cop in Pitttsburgh was just acquitted of shooting to death this dumb black thug who was just involved in a “drive-by” shooting, and then of course ran from police when pulled over.

Of course the local Negro-Americans are “outraged” over the verdict that their precious criminal was shot to death like the criminal thug he was.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36203/27/2019

I'm calling it, a movie will be made about this in the future.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36303/27/2019

And another...Hopefully their report will be released soon. I'll keep checking.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36403/27/2019

After this y’all can just shut the fuck up about Michael Jackson.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36503/27/2019

r365 What does Michael Jackson have to do with this?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36603/27/2019

The mayoral election is in a week so it's clear why Kim Foxx could say "fuck you" to Rahm and face no consequences. But why screw over the police chief, who is generally well liked? It suggests inside knowledge that the next mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is planning to oust him.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36703/27/2019

CWB Chicago is a racist, awful newspaper...certainly not the pinnacle of journalism R359...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36803/27/2019

R368 I am so fucking sick of CWB Chicago being called out as racist. They most certainly aren't. Anyone who has followed them for a long time, and possesses half of a brain knows this. Many of the other reporters on this case have acknowledged being scooped by them a number of times. They are well respected. If you don't like their articles or tweets, don't read them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 36903/27/2019

From the DL paper of record:

The FBI is now reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of all 16 criminal charges against Jussie Smollett, according to reports.

Two law enforcement officials are said to have confirmed the FBI probe

Foxx said on Wednesday that Smollett got the same treatment as anyone else

She claims he was allowed to go free because he has no criminal background

Foxx recused herself from the case last month after exchanging text messages with Smollett's family about the case

She tried to get the FBI to take over the probe, on their behalf, but has not explained why

She said it was 'not unusual' for her to speak to victims in cases and protested her impartiality

Foxx is facing harsh criticism from the Fraternal Police Order for her handling of the case

They say it is 'highly suspicious' she exchanged messages with his family before the case got dropped

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37003/27/2019

Jussie is a pugnacious asswipe

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37103/27/2019

pugnacious? in what way?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37203/27/2019

R370: The FOP can go to hell. They cry about this but protect murderer cops. I don't care what they have to say about anything.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37303/27/2019

And here's the report:

Kim Foxx says Smollett's sweetheart deal is "available to all defendants." Court records tell a different tale.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37403/27/2019

The only people that will hire him are black people. But know this, the cops WILL be watching every little thing he does. And they WILL nail him for something. He may have won the battle, but not the war.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37503/27/2019

Wow, why should the cops stalk his movements? He's not a criminal. But yes the CPD does target black men. We know.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37603/27/2019

[quote]The only people that will hire him are black people.

And?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37703/27/2019

[QUOTE]But know this, the cops WILL be watching every little thing he does.

So what if they do? These fat fuckin cops aren’t getting him on anything substantive and even if they do, he’ll have the same high powered attorneys and connections.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37803/27/2019

I think the CPD is the least of Jussie's problems. The FBI on the other hand...

Geragos? High Powered? Oh, my sides!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 37903/27/2019

[quote]why should the cops stalk his movements? He's not a criminal.

That's a good one; I walked right into it. Now pull my other leg.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38003/27/2019

Your trolling of public bathrooms for black dick is criminal R380.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38103/27/2019

Oh my, yes, well, I guess you got me there, what with your use of facts and what not, to generate a snappy comeback. 🙄 You really have shut me down.

Did you wander over here from LSA? Or 4chan?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38203/27/2019

LMFAO R381

Also R369 they are a racist joke of a newspaper, that has caped for for the crooked cops in Chicago in the past. You can read the rag if you want, but even the Daily Mail is more credible.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38303/27/2019

I don’t have a criminal background. Can I go commit a crime now? Since apparently we all get one freebie?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38403/27/2019

If there really are people who believe his story, they should hire him. See how that works out. He’s crazy.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38503/27/2019

—People who aren't criminals don't do community service.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38603/27/2019

R386 WTF are you talking about, all types of people do community service.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38703/27/2019

R383 Not only are they not racist, many of the people who run the place, including the guy who mans their twitter account, are family you asshole:

"Best of all, the Chicago Pride Parade—our neighborhood's grandest annual event—has slashed its running time, increased security, and re-doubled efforts to clean the streets. Pride Parade-related arrests are down nearly 60% since 2013. Thanks to our neighbors, the city, and parade organizers, the pride parade is once again becoming something we can all be proud of."

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38803/27/2019

R386 is sad and desperate. Racist. He should go out and work with homeless youth - do some community service at Covenant House or maybe plant an inner city garden. Of course R386 has never been to a city bigger than Bugtussle.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 38903/27/2019

Yeah.........You know what I mean. You know what everyone means. You also know what community service means, as it relates to the criminal justice system. And you know what it means in this particular case. Want to dance around for a while? Think you're quick enough?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39003/27/2019

R388 Please stop, nobody is buying your racist ass paper.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39103/27/2019

Fuck r389 , I don't want to talk to her black ass.

Maybe I'll just spend the rest of my time here posting quotes from other DLers who aren't ostrich heads.

I like this one as a starter:

[quote]Jussie lied. He knows he lied. He’s fucking done.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39203/27/2019

R383 Please return to your pet thread below where you can continue to state your own views as FACT! As well as yammer on with your tedious revisionist history.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39303/27/2019

Looks like the FBI is getting involved now. Start quaking, Miss Jussie.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39403/27/2019

R389. That's called "volunteerism". Community service is not considered "voluntary"

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39503/27/2019

16 hours of community service isn't a lot in any context, but it's certainly a piddling amount for 16 felonies. So's $10 thousand.

This whole thing smells really bad, and we're never going to know the truth.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39603/27/2019

I can't believe the repulsive MJ apologist is trying to make this about his pedo king. 🤮🤭🤮🤪

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39703/27/2019

R397 -2/10

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39803/27/2019

Cases get steered every day. Even for people who are not actors.

I thought I read that the COS of Michelle is a close friend of the wife of Emmanuel? So his fulminating could be a deflections. Also, Soros gave hundreds of thousands to Foxx. Interesting connections, no?

This seems likely to be accurate.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 39903/27/2019

Eye roll

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40003/27/2019

R300, this single case (an unusual one, given that involves a celebrity) does not disprove the entire notion of white privilege.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40103/27/2019

Wow, it went from Foxx doing the "right thing" to recuse herself, to some shit that is starting to look really shady. AND I AM HERE FOR IT!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40203/27/2019

Chicago's PD is full of untrustworthy bitches who probably did frame Smollet. Who know? Hell, I don't. Maybe when they stop killing unarmed blacks I'll give their asses more credibility. They can't indict a ham sandwich and keep the public's trust. Bitches. (sips wine)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40303/27/2019

[quote] Chicago's PD is full of untrustworthy bitches who probably did frame Smollet.

Are you certain it wasn't the governor of Virginia who "framed" Jussie ?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40403/27/2019

R403 Um.......Wouldn't it be better if black gangbangers stop killing unarmed black men? They have a MUCH higher body count

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40503/27/2019

Foxx is a definite crack birth or something. Her upper head got squeezed by forceps big time. It's like a pear. Less room for a brain. More room for mouth.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40603/27/2019

The day of reckoning is upon him. Enjoy this small victory now jussie fans. You. Just. Wait. The authorities WILL have the last laugh. They're not gonna be taken for a ride by a lying black arrogant sissy.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40703/27/2019

I usually like to start hatching ideas early on for the title of the next thread, but shit is kind of fluid right now. If we find out the FBI is really now involved (and I hear that they are) that might shift things. If this cunt is really going to go totally free, that's another. But you bitches are witty, and while we are in a lull, have at some ideas please! As always, the poster with the best title (by vote) gets credit on the next thread. Yeah, I know, how exciting, blah, blah, and that and a token will get you on the subway, but hey, let's have a bit of fun.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40803/27/2019

Goodness R407. But we're all weak vessels. Take you for instance. Cupcake. Jesus loves old white sissies too.

But there's only one queen.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 40903/27/2019

I am truly shit at wit, but throwing my title idea out here. Go ahead and laugh, I'm used to the abuse. MARY!

Again, things might change quickly so until we discover he may (hopefully) go down with further charges from the FBI, we can't be sure what would be the best fit. For now, mine is...

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Foxxy's Shady)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41003/27/2019

Jussie Smollet Updates Part 16 (CLEARED AND QUEER: The Gay OJ Story)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41103/27/2019

Jussie Smuglett: Cleared and Queer

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41203/27/2019

Preach it Soledad.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41303/27/2019

The Obama's had nothing to do with Smollet.

They're too smart for this #BimboBoy

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41403/27/2019

Not to worry Jusse, I'm on the case, out there 24/7, searching for the real attackers, and I won't rest until they are found.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41503/27/2019

[quote]That's called "volunteerism". Community service is not considered "voluntary"

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41603/27/2019

Keep those title coming, bitches. I see that twat hasn't tweeted yet. Why not if he's so "cleared" and shit?

Reminder of his bio. Such angry caps at the end! Don't fuck with the world famous Jussie's social media you lesser whores! @JussieSmollett I am simply here to help save the world. Nothing is more important than love. -JS *I ONLY HAVE TWITTER &INSTAGRAM. NO OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA EXISTS IN MY NAME*

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41703/27/2019

[quote]Chicago police file on Jussie Smollett includes security footage taken from inside the actor's apartment block and shows him in his Mercedes with one of the two Nigerian brothers he allegedly paid to attack him

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41803/28/2019

The name Foxx with more than one X has always looked weird to me

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 41903/28/2019

He thinks he's a Foxx but he belongs in the boxx

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42003/28/2019

We're all very happy for Jussie. He's an inspiration.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42103/28/2019

He will be playing Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway this summer. Mark my word.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42203/28/2019

An inspiration to fake a hate crime, lie to the police, expose my not-so-secret racism by pointing fingers at a different ethnic group, then strut around like a banty rooster once I get caught.

I would then be inspired to cook a deal behind closed doors, then deny it happened.

Midway through the whole thing, I'd be inspired to apologize to my coworkers for that thing I claim I never did.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42303/28/2019

Jussie Smollett Part 16: This Part Never Happened Just Like the 16 Counts- May He Smug Himself Into Obscurity.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42403/28/2019

Trump tweets this morning:

FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42503/28/2019

Jussie should tweet back: complete and total exoneration! No collusion!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42603/28/2019

Jussie’s not out of trouble yet.......

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42703/28/2019

'They could have worn white face': Jussie Smollett lawyer offers bizarre explanation as to why the Empire actor told police his Nigerian assailants were white - and points to old video of one of them wearing make-up to play the Joker as potential proof

Tina Glandian said on Thursday first that it has never been proven it was the Osundairo brothers who attacked Jussie Smollett

Then she said that the reason he told police the attackers were white was because they could have been wearing make-up

Smollett himself identified surveillance video footage of the pair as the men who attacked him

His lawyers have not explained why else they would have jumped him unless he told them to, but say they have a 'theory' as to why

She also claimed it was one of them who told Smollett to go out and get 'eggs' at 2am as part of his nutrition plan

He has always said he went out for a Subway salad because he was hungry after getting home from a delayed flight

His team insists that there were no conditions to Smollett's charges being dropped and that he performed community service 'because of his character'

Glandian admitted that prosecutors asked him to forfeit the $10,000 bond but still maintains Smollett 'had to do nothing'

She insists her office's actions and interactions with prosecutors were above board

Kim Foxx, the Cook County State's Attorney, is facing scrutiny for how she handled the case

Thanks R420 and r424, Noted! More you guys, I just woke up to the latest.

R427 He sure as fuck isn't.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42803/28/2019

I hope the feds get him for something. He needs to pay for this fake hate crime hoax. If he doesn't it, it's a fucking slap in the face to actual hate crime victims.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 42903/28/2019

There will be an investigation by the FBI, and Michelle Obama WILL be implicated.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43003/28/2019

Oy with the Obama's already. Why in the hell would they give two fucks about this C-list (being generous) "actor"?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43103/28/2019

Michelle Obama's starfucking has got her in a mess it seems

I doubt Barack even knows what Empire is. He's wrapped up in writing his memoirs

This is all MO.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43203/28/2019

Oh, dear...we have someone learning how to use other devices, browsers, etc.

Do you want some milk and cookies, hon? Oh, you already have some fresh cookies. Never mind.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43303/28/2019

The latest from our Seximo/Eskiboo

He has his own thread now. They grow up so fast@

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43403/28/2019

Jussie is GUILTY.

He can deny it all he wants, but you can't hide a smoking caftan.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43503/28/2019

Already written out of the final two episodes of the series’ current fifth season, Smollett’s option is up in late June. That gives the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox TV and the Lachlan Murdoch-run Fox network some time to gauge which way the wind is blowing and, as one source said, “cut their losses if need be” by opting not to bring Smollett back.

At the same time, from the prominence the hip hop drama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong had in the sizzle reel the so-called New Fox ran during Empire last week, it is clear the series is a strong contender to come back for at least one more season. Although no formal announcement needs to be made on an Empire renewal before mid-May, sources close to the series tell me that with the importance of the property to the revitalized network, there will be “almost certainly” be more of the Lyon clan on Fox’s airwaves.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43603/28/2019

TRUMP is promising action! Oh he's gonna learn it's MAGA country for real now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43703/28/2019

Charles Barkley chimes in:

Everybody lost in this scenario': Charles Barkley believes Jussie Smollett's case will have serious 'repercussions' for his 'black friends and gay black friends'

Barkley spoke about Smollett's charges being dropped with Stephen Colbert

Said everyone loses from it as 'there's repercussions when you're a minority'

Barkely also believes there will be 'resentment' from the police over the case

NBA legend previously joked about Smollett's case and allegations he faked the hate crime, saying he should have paid his attackers in cash instead of a check

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43803/28/2019

Charles Barkley lives in the real world

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 43903/28/2019

Charles Barkley is a sell-out, talking piece. Next we'll be getting Omarosa's two cents.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44003/28/2019

Okay, I'm not part of the Black community and I'm not sure what Smollett refers to when he cites "the movement." Does anybody know whether his family is influential, politically, social-justice-y or otherwise? I wouldn't have thought the stage mother of a bunch of fully-grown former c-list child actors (most of whom are not currently in the business), or the fully-grown former child actors themselves, would have any clout.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44103/28/2019

Of course the cops have resentment. DUH. I've been saying this the whole time. They ARE going to get him. No question. You black people can make fun of Charles Barkley and Omarosa all you want while y'all sit there eating your chicken bones listening to beyonce and nicki minaj buying fashion labels with your ghetto dumb club drug music and shooting each other in gangbangs doing absolutely NOTHING about the opression of your people. Focus your energy on that you fucking asinine cowards.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44203/28/2019

𝗦𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗞𝗶𝗺 𝗙𝗼𝘅𝘅 𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 '𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹' 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗶𝘁

The State's Attorney who insisted that Jussie Smollett received no special treatment scrambled to find examples of other cases to justify the decision a day after it was made.

Kim Foxx, the embattled Cook County State's Attorney who recused herself from the Smollett case in February after exchanging text messages with one of his relatives but never appointed a special prosecutor, stood by her office's decision to let Smollett walk free from court on Tuesday without admitting guilt.

In a series of interviews on Wednesday, she said that what had been agreed between his team and hers was what is known as 'alternative prosecution' whereby a defendant agrees to a certain set of term and has the case dropped in exchange.

Foxx dismissed the public outcry around it and said only the people 'in the weeds' of the justice system would understand that it was actually commonplace and had happened thousands of times before.

There was no such explanation for it on Tuesday, when she stayed quiet and put Joseph Magats, her assistant who ultimately signed off on the decision, in front of cameras to try to address the many questions surrounding the case.

But Wednesday, Foxx sent an email to staff asking for them to come up with examples to prove her story.

[quote] "We are looking for examples, felony preferable, where we, in exercising our discretion have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met, such as the payment of restitution, completion of community service, completion of class, etc... but the defendant was not placed in a formal diversion program.

[quote] 'Please ask your AAs if they have examples of these types of dispositions and we will work with them further to figure out on what case it was done.

It was leaked on Wednesday to multiple news outlets after Foxx gave a series of interviews defending her conduct.

In none did she explain why she tried to convince the Chicago Police Superintendent to hand the case over to the FBI at the request of Smollett's family and their friend, former Obama aide Tina Tchen.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44303/28/2019

Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Award, and host Anthony Anderson hopes he wins

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44403/28/2019

⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44503/28/2019

don't you just want to smack him?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44603/28/2019

Now he’s being rewarded for all his cuntery?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44703/28/2019

Can we come up with something punny or funny that includes punchable for Part 16? He's such a fucking dork/asshole/smugfuck

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44803/28/2019

R446 YES.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 44903/28/2019

The Jussie Hustle.

Poetic Jussie.

Juss Desserts.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45003/28/2019

R444 And I hope the NAACP gives it to him so the racists like R442 can stew.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45103/28/2019

I would vote for "Juss Desserts" if the FBI nabs him before we hit 600. I do like something that would work with smack, punch or vomit as everytime I see his smug face I want to do all three.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45203/28/2019

Breaking: City of Chicago legal dept. asks for $130,000 from Jussie Smollett. Far more than the $10,000 he offered up.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45303/28/2019

STATEMENT FROM JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S DEFENSE TEAM REGARDING MAYOR EMMANUEL'S STATEMENT

“It is the Mayor and the Police Chief who owe Jussie - owe him an apology - for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud. Jussie has paid enough.”

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45403/28/2019

Chicago Police Union announces a protest against Kim Foxx - Monday, April 1.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45503/28/2019

R454 That's classy as hell! Jussie and his lawyers turning all the shame and guilt over to the CPD and Rahm's crooked ass is entertainment gold.

Truly exceptional lawyering and press manipulation. Get those coins and an apology Jussie baby!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45603/28/2019

This guy is creepy, sneaky, and slimy.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45703/28/2019

What a mess. So, now the Nigerian brothers donned whiteface to beat up Jussie because why not? I've stayed in that area and have been in the situation of wanting to grab something to eat in the middle of the night. The streets are deserted and are scary as hell. But there's an all-night deli in McClurg Court with a kiosk with organic salads. There's also a well-appointed 7-11 off Michigan Ave. that caters to tourists in nearby hotels. Both get street traffic. Both are the logical places to go--not a shitty Subway in a deserted area.

It's a bullshit story. But charging him with 16 felonies was too much. It's unfortunate the police leaked but they had to watch Jussie on every network except Home Shopping telling his self-serving story. Bottom line: Foxx had no business interceding and should get tossed when her term is up.

I'm guessing Jesse Jackson is the string puller, not the Obamas, because Jussie headed over to Operation Push to do pre-emptive community service. Foxx is a moron for thinking she could get away with this. She's in the middle of her first and last term. People are assuming that Tina Tchen intervened on behalf of the Obamas but she said she's a family friend and she was just hired to clean up the SPLC.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45803/28/2019

Jussie is truly a POS.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 45903/28/2019

[quote] Breaking: City of Chicago legal dept. asks for $130,000 from Jussie Smollett.

Meaningless gesture, thanks to Kim Foxx and her influence peddling friends.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46003/28/2019

Gay black CONSERVATIVE VETERAN Rob Smith thinks Jessie sucks!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46103/28/2019

R411 I vote for

[quote]Jussie Smollet Updates Part 16 (CLEARED AND QUEER: The Gay OJ Story)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46203/28/2019

The Obamas are corrupt as fuck. Can’t wait for the FBI to investigate.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46303/28/2019

R463 Evidence? Have they been sued? Ran a fake University? Declared Bankruptcy? Cozied up to dictators?

Oh you have nothing? STFU

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46403/28/2019

R461 All of those titles together make him a joke

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46503/28/2019

Noted r462. Come on bitches, more title ideas please for this smug, entitled, punchable cunt. I think the shock of this fucker having the charges dropped has temporarily stunned our creative juices.

Dear baby jesus, please let the FBI nab him tonight while he is fast asleep wearing his underoos. Please also have their cameras on. While I have your ear DBJ, I really need a raise. Amen)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46603/28/2019

Jussie Mussie?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46703/28/2019

Part 16: Jusst the Tip (of the Iceberg)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46803/28/2019

OP you should include the gif at r445 in the new thread.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 46903/28/2019

This story is the gift that keeps on giving.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47003/28/2019

Part 16: (16 felonies Jusst bleached away!)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47103/28/2019

He’s on Trump’s shitlist now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47203/28/2019

Part 16: Punch and Delete SmugFuck and His 16 Felonies.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47303/28/2019

This was my first attempt at a title. C’mon DL, show me some love.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47403/28/2019

It's a good title, r471!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47503/28/2019

Thanks r467, r468, R471 and R473! (Hope I didn't miss any)

R468, if yours wins the vote, would you mind if I added "lettuce" after "iceberg"? The salad has been feeling neglected (again.)

Great idea r469! Can we all agree on that? Our Boo still goes first as tradition dictates, but it will be the second image/gif

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47603/28/2019

Can I just get sappy for a minute? 15 fucking threads, and still going! It has been a hell of a ride with many great takes, info and humor. I love you all (well, almost all).

Mah Mayun and I have been arguing the last two days, so having this sudden Jussie surge has helped take my mind off of things (and by things, I mean sleeping in the guest room)

OK, back to bitching...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47703/28/2019

Go for it :-)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47803/28/2019

It's a badge of honor to be on Trump's shit list, r472.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 47903/28/2019

[quote] 15 fucking threads, and still going!

Threads with actual movement. They've been fun.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48003/28/2019

Wow OP really IS that delusional racist self obsessed manic cunt!! I didn't check in enough before. The same guy who does the supermodel threads and things about Tori Amos? He's like 64 years old but *talks* in this excited language about n e x t thread t i t l e s and s a n d w i c h e s? And praises that low life station ugly dude boo because he's a passive aggressive racist too!!! Circumventing the not very strict rules of Datalounge. We're howling here. Dude is sad - but is he really a meth addict? My mind is blown. His is manic.

Anyway Jussie is free and will remain that way. It's just. Chicago PD realized it couldn't weather another unsubstantiated hit on a black man.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48103/28/2019

Thanks OP for keeping all these threads organized

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48203/28/2019

Jussie is not free. The Feds are still investigating.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48303/28/2019

If the feds nail him on charges I hope they show up to his house with guns drawn.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48403/28/2019

I will never watch anything he is in now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48503/28/2019

Thank YOU r482!

That isn't me r481, terribly sorry to disappoint. By the way, Our Boo Rob is Hispanic.

R484, if they did it to Felicity fucking Huffman, one would think. Then again, this twat has been treated with kid gloves since day one, so who knows? I am still hoping he'll be wearing his spiderman underoos (and that the Fibbies have their cameras rolling). A bitch can dream...

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48603/28/2019

[quote]I will never watch anything he is in now.

Not even the gay porn in his future, when the checks stop coming in? Jussie's five dollar footlonnng!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48703/28/2019

For the sake of everyone who has ever been the real victim of a hate crime, Jussie needs to spend time in prison for him causing other people now not to be believed.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48803/28/2019

No Jussie, No Peace!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 48903/28/2019

You've never seen anything he's ever performed in, grampa @ R485. Such outrage! Jussie is free and will remain free. The OP and some other kinds of sick racist gay men wish him great suffering. No one was hurt and too many people lied.

The Chicago PD should think again before they draw more attention to their corrupt organization. Jessie wins because sometimes cops and police departments are dirty. In Chicago sometimes means always with black men.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49003/28/2019

R476 YES include the gif. I do like the idea of Part 16 playing on the 16 felonies. It's too genius not to reference. Also something referencing CHICAGO maybe. Something like: We both reached for the sandwich, the salad, and the eggs.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49103/28/2019

It amazes me people are making this a white and black thing. The main people Jussie is contesting are black (the police chief Eddie Johnson and the two Nigerian brothers).

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49203/28/2019

[quote]too many people lied.

In particular, Jussie.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49303/28/2019

Ruh Row

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49403/28/2019

People, Jussie is not going to prison, and neither are Felicity Huffman or Lori Loughlin. Just get that out of your minds now.

I agree with Charles Barkley. There are no winners here. Jussie has set back gay black people an untold amount. So selfish. His career is toast after Empire. And the CPD has proved once again the weaknesses in their system.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49503/28/2019

Oh wow, Our Boo is no longer in his Eskiboo drag! I don't know how to feel about this, I got so used to that photo!

R491, Noted! One problem is he has now been "defelonied" I promise to post that .gif. Any ideas for a title, most welcome, we need more nominations. Oh fuck, there were eggs too?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49603/28/2019

R248 I'm so sorry I didn't see this one earlier. Noted!

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Karma Comes to Those who Fake)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49703/28/2019

Rob Elgas should have a rhinoplasty done years ago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49803/28/2019

LOL, so glad you racist white gays are pressed. Jussie is sitting up preparing for his next multimillion dollar Empire contract. FOX never wavered in their support of him, and he has been vindicated. Hope you haters stay pressed and keep reading racist rag CWB Chicago. Ciao, piggies!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 49903/28/2019

[quote]pressed

Do you mean frustrated or crushed?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50003/28/2019

Pressed is english old man. And you know exactly what it means. Crustrated. Like your white ass.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50103/28/2019

Bored to tears by the tedious, ageist, racist and intellectually challenged posts by r501. Bye, bye, baby. *click*

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50203/29/2019

R502 has over one hundred posts on this thread alone. He's the OP - aka the insane meth head. He's the racist here - as his endless hate speech makes abundantly clear.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50303/29/2019

Oh please- you took the time to count? Now who's the insane one?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50403/29/2019

Calling people racist is turning into the most pointless dumb shit. Basically means "shut up," now.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50503/29/2019

R505, You are right. I was goaded. Tired of that word as well, but tired of being derogatorily called an old white man. Wish we had an edit feature.

The latest from TMZ: if you guys don't want to give them clicks, here you go:

Jussie Smollett may have just been checkmated by the City of Chicago, and it could cost him his "Empire" job.

The City is now demanding he pay $130k for the overtime required to investigate the now-infamous "attack." A City official sent Jussie a demand letter, but his people have already rejected the request, saying the only person owed anything is Jussie -- as in, an apology from the Mayor and Police Superintendent.

This has now set up a courtroom showdown, and sources connected to the Mayor tell TMZ ... they will absolutely file a civil case to get the money. Under the law, the City can actually collect 3 times the actual amount owed as a penalty -- meaning around $390,000.

If Jussie fights it in court, his "attack" case will be fully litigated. A judge will have to decide if the attack was fake before deciding whether Jussie is required to pay. What's more, the judge would only have to rule that it's more likely than not -- 51/49 percent -- that Jussie faked the attack. That's a much lower standard of proof than a criminal case, which requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction.

Now here's the hard part for Jussie. If a judge rules the attack was fake, it gives the honchos at "Empire" all the ammo they need to say he's fired, despite the fact the State's Attorney has dismissed the criminal case.

And, to add insult to injury, if Jussie loses the case but refuses to pay the judgment, the City can execute on the judgment, and that would include garnishing wages and freezing bank accounts -- including his "Empire" salary.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50603/29/2019

Jesus, r481, get a grip.

Get a basic grammar book, r488.

And as for you, r499/r501/ad nauseam, kindly go fuck yourself, swine.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50703/29/2019

This thread reeks of LSA trash.

Angry, bored, black, ghetto, female, pissed off when you call their bullshit, not playing with a full deck, but the few cards they do hold are all very worn-out race cards.....

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50803/29/2019

The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association has released a statement, ripping into State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling and dismissal of the Jussie Smollett case: She "misled the public" and "failed in her most fundamental ethical obligations to the public."

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 50903/29/2019

This woman appears to be totally incompetent. How did she ever get this position?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51003/29/2019

Easy.

Votes.

In Chicago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51103/29/2019

I wonder if the state bar association will get involved in this.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51203/29/2019

R492 Jussie’s said his attacker’s were white and within the last two days said the Nigerian brother must’ve been wearing white face during the attack.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51303/29/2019

R512 even if Kim Foxx loses her office, or gets disbarred, she’ll land on her feet with a cushy well paid position at Jesse Jackson’s or the Obama’s foundation.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51403/29/2019

Hey, that looks unmistakably like a white man at R513, unmistakably! In fact, I am a white man, and I look exactly like that.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51503/29/2019

So he's claiming that the brothers were wearing white makeup? Is he claiming they did fake redneck accents too?

IF TRUE I WANT PICTURES

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51603/29/2019

He's making a mockery out of all of us.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51703/29/2019

Jussie had intended for all of this to be filmed by a security camera, how far did they go with the wardrobe and makeup?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51803/29/2019
by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 51903/29/2019

Yes, r512, the IBA is involved.

Some people are acting like it’s the first time we’ve heard the lawyer said they may have been in white face paint. Where have you guys been?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52003/29/2019

It's conceivable he had the brothers use white make-up. He wouldn't have mentioned it earlier because doing so raises the inference that he orchestrated the hoax, and I think having his lawyers suggest it now has the same result. It's just not credible that these two brothers, acting on their own, would get into this weird MAGA drag and paint their faces white.

Btw, I think TMZ is mistaken re the city's attempt to collect $130 thousand from Smollett. If he'd been found guilty, part of his restitution might have been to pay a fine commensurate with the costs to the city, but since the case hasn't been adjudicated the city has no standing to sue.

Smollett's lawyers are either smarter than they look or very lucky. The city's, not so much.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52103/29/2019

[quote]Smollett's lawyers are either smarter than they look or very lucky. The city's, not so much.

While I agree with you that this lawsuit by the city is ridiculous, especially since there probably is no precedent for billing for services of the police in these situations, I’m wondering if it’s an attempt to force litigation to air all of the “dirty laundry” they uncovered. Even if it’s dismissed with costs, they would be able to reveal some information. I doubt a judge would just dismiss it out of hand.

What say you?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52203/29/2019

I think you're exactly right, r522, until your penultimate sentence. I think a judge will have no choice but to dismiss it. There's no recognized cause of action, and as you say, no precedent. Plus, since there was no trial or verdict that this was a hoax, I'm not sure how the state argues that it wasted resources and is entitled to recoup from a lying victim.

It's a stunt by the city, and it will fail, but it will keep the public's appetite for details whetted.

We should face it: little Jussie is going to get away with it.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52303/29/2019

Yes, r523, the only thing I wasn’t certain on was the precedent. They may have billed people in the past who were convicted of the DisCon they alleged in this case, but it would be hard to make the same distinction on someone who was not convicted.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52403/29/2019

Title nominations for Part 16 so far. You can vote now or wait until all nominations are in. Deadline for title submissions are Reply 540. All votes must be in by Reply 560

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Grab 'Em By The Jussie) R 564 Part 12 Popular but kept getting bumped

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Karma Comes to Those who Fake) r245

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Foxxy's Shady) r410

Jussie Smollet Updates Part 16 (Cleared and Queer: The Gay OJ Story) r411

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (This Part Never Happened Just Like the 16 Counts- May He Smug Himself Into Obscurity) r424 This may be too long.

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Jusst the Tip of the Iceberg Lettuce) r468

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (16 felonies Jusst bleached away!) r471

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Punch and Delete SmugFuck and His 16 Felonies.) R473

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52503/29/2019

I'm afraid that's right, 522. But (for what it's worth, and that's not much), the same analysis applies to Jussie's demand that the city apologize to him. The charges were dismissed, but there's explicitly no finding on culpability--so they have nothing to apologize for. The city had probable cause to arrest, and the grand jury found probably cause to charge.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52603/29/2019

Sorry. Meant r524. ^^

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52703/29/2019

City's case is civil, not criminal. Different strokes.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52803/29/2019

I don't think it matters, r528. There's no civil cause of action.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 52903/29/2019

I feel like I know you Op

It’s your writing style and phrasing...

Former English teacher, northeast eldergay?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53003/29/2019

Thanks r526 and r529.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53103/29/2019

My vote:

[quote]Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (16 felonies Jusst bleached away!)

I have to since I’m r471.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53203/29/2019

MY VOTE: Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Grab 'Em By The Jussie)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53303/29/2019

It is a good one r532 / r471. Vote noted, thanks!

Vote noted r533 thanks to you too. Yeah, that poor title has been waiting for its day in the sun for a while.

R530 Thank you, and I wish! Only the Eldergay part, I'm afraid. If you are following the College Admissions Scam, Operation Varsity Blues thread(s), I'm the OP over there, so perhaps that is it?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53403/29/2019

If I were Jussie and I had the money in the bank, (or a sugar daddy sponsor which I'm sure he can arrange), I would voluntarily pay Chicago the investigation costs, in a big to do. With one of those huge publishing clearing house checks and all the balloons and shit. Jussie, hunny, you are already a legendary stunt queen. You might as well continue showing your whole ass, because deep down, you know you love the attention.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53503/29/2019

I find that hysterical, r535!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53603/29/2019

R481 thinks she knows everything because she got bit by a roach that crawled out of a dictionary.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53703/29/2019

Forces of evil still try to harm our prince, but our Queen shines brighter than ever. #Justice4Jussie is justice for us all. Long live Queen Bey!!!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53803/29/2019

LOVE

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 53903/29/2019

Chicago PD doesn't solve many crimes. They get sued a lot for shooting unarmed men and women though.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54003/29/2019

R525 You so pitiful with these thread titles. Get a LIFE lmao.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54103/29/2019

Ratings For Jussie Smollet’s Show ‘Empire’ Hit All-Time Low

CHICAGO (CBS)–Jussie Smollett told reporters Tuesday he’s ready to “get back to work.” Meanwhile, Wednesday night’s episode of his show ‘Empire’ received the lowest ratings in the show’s history, according to TV Line.

With about 3.9 million viewers, ‘Empire’ took a substantial hit, dropping to the lowest number of viewers in the history of the series, according to widely-reported TV ratings.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54203/29/2019

[quote] [R525] You so pitiful with these thread titles. Get a LIFE lmao.

Seriously, And just call the next thread "The DL Butthurt Continues."

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54303/29/2019

R542 Wow, "only" 3.9 million. If anything, it says the fans want him in the next season.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54403/29/2019

At its height, Empire got something like 17 million viewers. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54503/29/2019

I highly doubt that his fellow actors on Empire would welcome him back. He brought too much negative publicity to this show. And it's not as if he was the star of the series. The ratings have suffered, and the producers always have the option to cancel the show, rather than lose any more money.

Poor, poor, Jussie will have to hunt for a new job in a world where he has made himself Box Office Poison.

😭 Boo.

😭 Hoo.

😭 Hoo.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54603/29/2019

R546 Not only will they welcome him back, but like #MeToo they have been very vocal about his innocence and vindication.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54703/29/2019

Jussie will sue the city of Chicago and be vindicated. His career is far from over. Powerful people support him and many in the media are returning to their senses now that the wrongdoing of the CPD and biased reporting continue to come to light. Jussie is handsome and talented and a bit dumb to be honest. But his career has not peaked, not at all. Watch for him to be assigned a major film role within the next 6 months.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54803/29/2019

R548 CPD is one of the few orgs crooked enough to actually frame Jussie. They should have turned it over to the FBI--but hindsight is 20/20

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 54903/29/2019

[quote][R481] thinks she knows everything because she got bit by a roach that crawled out of a dictionary.

DAMN!!! lmao I gotta use that one. So creative

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55003/29/2019

Queue next article from shitrag cop sponsored CWB in 3...2...1.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55103/29/2019

The CPD could solve Jussie's stunt easily because the plot was so juvenile and amateurish.

Cracking the gangsta code to apprehend South Side slaughter isn't so easy.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55203/29/2019

Serious question for those in the know:

Was Jussie on Wednesday night? I don’t watch the show. Because this could be spun either way.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55303/29/2019

Jussie will have a fabulous career in the bathroom of the Hide-Away Adult Book &Movie Emporium that features discreet public restrooms and private screening booths. 😉

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55403/29/2019

The show is cancelled, and eventually may air reruns on the Bounce Channel.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55503/29/2019

Jussie is up for an NAACP image award this weekend and is expected to attend. There will be a roar of approval at the sound of his name, win or lose. White men work bathroom stalls and gloryholes R554. You should know.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55603/29/2019

R534 /op

nope. That’s not it...You write exactly like my eldergay friend - seriously it’s identical to him.

I’m still suspect Op, but I’ll let it go :)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55703/29/2019

r557 What a trip, I hope that's a compliment ;)

OK, unless someone objects / votes otherwise, I'll go with the Grab 'Em by the Jussie for Part 16 as it's been a bridesmaid for 3 threads. R471 Your suggestion was excellent, but unless I hear more folks chime in, I have to play fair.

I wonder when Jussie is going to crawl back on to his social media? He may be getting advice to stifle until he knows for sure if the FBI is going to come down on him or not. I'm sure not being able to tweet has been torturing him. Poor baby. *evil laugh*

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55803/29/2019

Sean Hayes accepting the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards:

“I’ve been getting in shape for tonight with the Jussie Smollett workout. You hire two trainers and sweat for 8 weeks.”

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 55903/29/2019

Pisses me off this smug douchebag is getting away this such bullshit.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56003/29/2019

Got to admit that is pretty funny R559.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56103/29/2019

What kind of special effects makeup were these men wearing to convincingly look Caucasian up close?

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56203/29/2019

R562 Honestly, I could tell they were African American when they first released the video stills of them.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56303/29/2019

"Jussie's record wiped as clean as Hilary's email server"

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56403/29/2019

Fresh litter box at the ready:

Jussie Smollett Updates Part 16 (Grab 'Em by the Jussie)

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56503/29/2019

Jussie is laughing at you haters right to the bank.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56603/29/2019

Bump so we don’t start Part 16 before closing this one.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56703/29/2019

Jussie and the Pussycats

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56803/29/2019

Jussie Smollett: Actor ordered to pay $130,000 to cover police time

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 56903/29/2019

How bout this thread peters out and we encourage OP on to his brave next step.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57003/29/2019

R569 That's a misleading title. They didn't "order" him to pay, they asked him to; and he clearly declined in his response statement. Good luck getting that 100k Chicago.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57103/29/2019

I kinda hope someone is keeping an eye this dope for suicide. What a cluster-fuck he created.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57203/29/2019

Jussie isn't going to commit suicide!?! He's been vindicated and he's winning the PR game too.

He's not an old white man made of vinegar and sugar water.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57303/29/2019

Didn’t he just fly somewhere. I saw somewhere him arriving at an airport (mum of course)?

Plus, he’s up for an NAACP Image Award this weekend. Timing is really everything.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57403/29/2019

Hardly vindicated, r573.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57503/29/2019

[quote]This woman appears to be totally incompetent. How did she ever get this position?

She’s black. And can’t ever be fired, or she’ll play her “race card”.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57603/29/2019

R574 He's up for an acting award for his role on Empire, not an image award. He hasn't made a single person look good.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57703/29/2019

He is not winning in the PR game at all (your delusional posts on D L don’t count) 😂

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57803/29/2019

Chicago PD and CWB came out of this looking like the idiots.

Jussie is just barely collateral damage of their incompetence.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 57903/29/2019

Go one Jussie. Pick up your award again this year. You deserve it!!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58003/29/2019

Mr. Never Waste a Crisis

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58103/29/2019

R580 I'm laughing my ass off. Get that award Jussie! Nice to see a black man finally fucking over corrupt white cops.

And R581 Rahm should go sit down somewhere. We just stopped talking about how crooked he was for covering up those murders. If he wants to be put into the spotlight Jussie and the elites' lawyers will throw him into the spotlight.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58203/29/2019

[quote]Get that award Jussie! Nice to see a black man fake a hate crime, lie to the police, point a racist finger of accusation at a different ethnic group, then get away with doing it.

Fixed it for ya, r582 .

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58303/30/2019

Who's whitey gramps? Is that you R583? Nobody is interested in getting back at you. You're old and tired and disadvantaged. Jealous too. I've never been to LSA. Why don't you take YOUR hateful racist bullshit over there old man? See how well you do.

Black is beautiful. Everybody knows that.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58403/30/2019

[quote]Black is beautiful.

On some, yes, especially 50 years ago when that actually meant something.

But

Not on you. On you, black is bored, ageist, racist, and looking to stir the shit.

You're the one who thinks it's so great that your boy got away with his crimes.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58503/30/2019

[quote]I've never been to LSA

What a pity. I'm certain you bitches were made for each other.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58603/30/2019

R586 Racism isn't your look, sweetie.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58703/30/2019

Yeah..... smelling bullshit and calling attention to it isn't the same as racism.....sweetie.

Your boy is a criminal.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58803/30/2019

And yet, it's clearly not injustice that so deeply troubles you R588. One need only read your posts. I pray that God delivers some healing to your obsessed mind and hateful heart. I forgive you.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 58903/30/2019

Your boy is a criminal

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59003/30/2019

R577, they’re called “Image Awards.”

Anyway, he didn’t show up.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59103/30/2019

And he lost. Big shocker! lol. He’s a true piece of shit. Actually, shit is a higher class than Jussie.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59203/30/2019

"Black is beautiful. Everybody knows that."

Funny, r584, it doesn't look so good on you.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59303/30/2019

Jussie is HOT. I'd tap that ass any day, any time.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59403/30/2019

Knock yourself out, airhead.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59503/30/2019

Getting down to the wire, so:

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59603/30/2019

Closing

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59703/30/2019

This

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59803/30/2019

Thread.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 59903/30/2019
by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 60003/30/2019

Fuck you Jussie!

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 60103/30/2019

And take your punchable smug face with you.

by The usual suspect. Title credit: R568 Part 14. reply 60203/30/2019
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