Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett has been arrested after just a few hours on the run. Chicago Police tweeted early Thursday that the Empire actor was taken into custody without incident.

Earlier Wednesday, Chicago police officially classified Smollett, 36, as a suspect in a criminal investigation for paying two men to help him stage a racial, homophobic attack in Chicago on Jan. 29.

The men, brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo told investigators Smollett was upset because a threatening letter he sent to himself didn't get the reaction he expected.

Taraji P Henson

Smollett was noticeably missing from the Empire set late Wednesday when actress Taraji P. Henson (pictured) and the Empire crew arrived to begin filming an episode after their third lead star was arrested. Taraji looked exhausted and solemn as she prepared to shoot her scene.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, released a statement late Wednesday, while their client was still on the run.

"Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount and aggressive defense."

Variety reports exclusively that Empire producers are considering suspending actor Jussie Smollett after he was charged on Wednesday in Chicago with a Class 4 felony for filing a false police report.

Producers are considering whether to suspend the troubled actor whose scenes were drastically cut from the remaining 9 episodes of the 2nd half of season 5.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment issued statements supporting the actor and denying he was being written out of the series.

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According to ABC News, the Cook County state's attorney’s office scheduled a hearing for 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday.

A Cook County grand jury heard testimony from Abel Osundairo, 27, and his brother Ola Osundairo, 25, on Wednesday. Their lawyer Gloria Schmidt said the brothers testified before the grand jury for 2.5 hours. She said they were not offered immunity in exchange for their testimonies.

The brothers were arrested last Wednesday and released 2 days later without charges. They told police Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack as Trump supporters, then leave the country. They were promised an additional $500 when they returned from Nigeria.

In a joint statement issued to CNN affiliate WBBM, the brothers said: "We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether Smollett sent a threatening "anthrax" letter to himself at Fox TV's Chicago studio.

The FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service responded to Fox TV studios in Chicago after a postal service worker dropped off the letter on Jan. 22. The letter was postmarked in southwest suburban Bedford Park on Jan. 18.

The envelope contained a note with letters cut out from a magazine to spell the words "You will die black f*g".

Smollett has vehemently denied staging his own attack. His lawyers notified the state's attorney's office on Wednesday to say Smollett was ready to speak with them before the charges were announced.

Photos by Maciel / BACKGRID, Patriot Pics / BACKGRID

  • Li-Wright

    He has (allegedly) a CD coming out in 2 weeks, that could be the "attention" part of his reasoning.

  • Fire & Ice

    They better keep him on suicide watch.

  • Gloria

    A mess.

    And Taraji’s eyebrows always make her look like she’s surprised.

    Weird. The Nigerian brothers didn’t ask for immunity? You would not catch me singing like a canary unless it’s a guarantee that I’m protected.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    So sad to see, I remember he put together a free concert in Cleveland for AIDS awareness in 2016, so much potential.

  • WinterIsComing

    Lock him away in a mental asylum where he can’t make any trouble. I’m sick of his narcissistic pathological lying a$$ and his crazy a$$ delusional family. Throw them all away.

  • NewNew
  • Shamari123

    Well we saw this coming. Shameful he destroyed his career just for attention. Let the dragging Commence https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77b616d1566a77cd147b768691bafc88a1ebd901aa31dac33258e90a3e52219e.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So now his azz will be in jail and unable to promote said CD behind this foolishness?
    I guess the CD must be awful.

  • Ghost

    Well they need to put that CD on hold! Smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Taraji got a hold of some bad botox injections.

  • WinterIsComing

    Can we get a write up about the druggie white supremacist in the coast guard that planned a terrorist attack and had a hit list of Trump opposers and was planning a civil war if Trump was impeached?

  • NewNew

    Well if you like Billy Goats Gruff it might prove quite enjoyable

  • RealATLPeach36

    What he did was wrong, but locking him up forever or even years is unacceptable for me. People are killing people in cold blood with proof get manslauter. I think his biggest punishment should be, kicked off Empire and he’s already going through humiliation?????

  • Bashi22

    He's a true narcissistic, tarnish his family name with bullshit. This is the 21st-century dummy technology rule. Every act done on these devices is traceable. You are not a technology person to have them deleted in cyberspace. Jussie is just not a satisfying person. Now, what after this charade, you better have your coins saved up because a drought season is coming.

  • jazmine

    Absolutely not we must put all of our attention on this. This is the worst thing that has ever happened in the history of Chicago, apparently. ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Now, see this fool needs life in the hell hole

  • NewNew

    He was on drugs? I thought he was just drunk with White Supremacy. So glad the Coast Guard sniffed him out.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    All jokes aside, this brother is deeply troubled. They need to look into his mental health. I can’t believe at the early stages he didn’t come out admit his wrongs and apologize to all parties involved. Just wow

  • WinterIsComing

    You know it’s opioid season for them.

  • jazmine

    Boy play crazy and say you sorry like Ryan Locte so you can get on Dancing With the Stars

  • Topic Influencer

    Jussie most likely getting a few months. Class 4 is the lowest felony you can get and it will be probably suspended. He not a flight risk or anything. He will get slap on the hand and will move on.

  • WinterIsComing

    Absolutely!

  • WinterIsComing
  • Phillybruh

    I hate when my kids break things down for me when I just want to throw the whole Jussie away...lol KID TWO: They sure went out of their way to prove he was lying! KID ONE: Now imagine if they applied that to rape cases and the gay bashing that has happened and they did nothing. KID TWO: Speaks in Spanish ( I hate that) then they both but their headphones on.

  • WinterIsComing

    !!!

  • Topic Influencer

    Can we get a post on Nike and how that Williamson boy blew out of his shoe last night. At the Duke/UNC game Presdent Obama was at. Where the tickets to said game were on the same level price wise, as tickets to the Super Bowl were.

    Thanks.

  • BaileyBlue17

    Big Dummy (Fred Sanford voice). That ass was so confident in his interview with Robin Roberts and talking about he was the ghey Tupac. Look at ya now. You deserve whatever you get for all this foolishness and phuckery. Good day sir!!

  • Phillybruh

    He's not going to do any time, they already proved their point and embarrassed him. He'll get probation.

  • WinterIsComing

    This isn’t normal behavior for the standard individual. He needs a psych evaluation.

  • Topic Influencer

    Forever? Nah. Less than a year on a suspended sentence. He getting some community service, a hefty bill perhaps, and he will fade to black.

  • Rayscoty

    Chicago PD didn't even arrest R Kelly this fast with 2 HD videos.

    That got Jussie together in 2 weeks with a video of two shadows..

    Trump ain't playing with these girls ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    I hope so because he's not built for it.

  • Ghost

    The brothers had better have their “house” clean because the smear campaign is going to begin in about 12 hours. Jussie’s team is going to try to make THEM look like predators and anything else negative they can find. ?

  • Marlika

    I believe Trump and his people in certain positions are going out their way to make an example out of him. He’s not innocence but if he had been white doing this and claiming it was Obama supporters, they would have given him a break & made an excuse for his behavior. He gets no sympathy from me but I truly feel they’re going to really stick it to him to make an example. ?????

  • Trey

    Cardi B was right...this clown ruined black history month...Trump and FOX gonna beat this to death...as they should

  • Phillybruh

    Until the final 5 episodes of empire next season..lol He didn't think of this by himself.

  • Trey

    Dont matter...if text's , phone calls exist...this wil end quickly...the worst he gon get is probation

  • Phillybruh

    Nah, they got that rightwing coastguard with the list of dems and reporters to contend with and how many more of these folks did they create!

  • Trey

    dont compare apples and oranges....use your brain

  • Trey

    he getting probation..thats it

  • Rayscoty

    Trey let me Use my brain and block button

  • Trey

    Why would you even think he would be locked up for years or forever? Have you read the charges?..What is going on n your brain that you would even think he would be locked up that long?

  • Shamwow

    Or say you was high on NyQuil and Benadryl due to a cold caught from bad weather.

  • Topic Influencer

    Think he was just saying R. Kelly pure had a video confirming, and all Jussie had was 2 shadows, yet Chicago PD moved their asses to get THIS solved. Maybe they can learn to move faster on real issues. I doubt it but hey. Its worth a wish.

  • Ant Hill

    anyone with half a brain knew this chi chi man was lying

  • Trey

    Trust me...that will be secondary compared to this story

  • Topic Influencer

    I think its about to come out that one of them was sleeping with Jussie and he got his ex lover or heck maybe even current one to do this. And its one of those bros.

  • Phillybruh

    Or his Trump derangement syndrome was bigger than he thought and he is seeking treatment for it. I would believe trump derangement over the others, Dr. Phill and Oprah are going to have to have a televised sit down with the whole country by the time he leaves office...lol

  • Dre Clemons

    This whole story is just weird. Why even hire people?? Why not just say it happened and leave it at that?? Why did he need "actors" if its all a lie?? Jussie you didnt think this through man. Lololololol

  • Miss Thang

    Jussie is a psychopath. Pure and simple

  • Phillybruh

    I don't know Joe Scarbourough was on that list and he spends less than a second on Jussie each morning

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was wondering if the brothers were predators. Where I’m from many of people were setup, kidnapped or robbed. ????? However they did not kidnap him or ask for money so I will finally agree that he was involved. ?

  • Miss Thang

    Lmaooooo

  • DeJeri

    ...and why hire African Nigerians of all people if you're going to say they were racist MAGAts?

  • jazmine

    Listen NyQuil make me loopy af

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Since that’s sweet and low Splenda ass nigga is off the show, I may start watching Empire again.

  • TheWildChild

    There still seems to be an outpouring support from IG fans and soapbox social activists. Even little Gabby Sidibe having to fight off the doubtful ones because of her misguided loyalty of her former roommate, Jussie. Lots of post comparisons of white women who lied and no jail time given along with the media conspiracy theories. Empire supposedly didn't cut the scenes ? they're prolly feel it will boost ratings. But at the end of the day, just hope Jussie can find solace and rise and shine again ? with some new drama.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why?
    The Coast Guard dude was actually planning to kill people while no one was injured by Jussie's stunt other than himself and his career.

  • DeJeri

    I agree. Makes no sense. He must be starved for attention.

  • What???

    Taraji looks like a Garbage Pail Kid.

  • LYRICS

    Even his lawyers know he's a LIE! They can't even conjure up a good defensive lie statement to issue! He done eff'd up now.....BTW where's "Daddy Daniels" HUH?? Where's that goof ball Mike Epps HUH!!? Better question, where's his dumb arse sister! HUH!!!??? Damn fool fool ppl dem!

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    THe difference is that the accused in the R.kelly situation didn’t snitch as opposed to This case where them niggaz were singing like Mariah.

  • Wreckognize Game

    He thought he would put that album out and blow up bigger than Empire. That didn’t happen for him. If he would’ve held out, I’m sure Daddy Lee would’ve had another role/roll (whichever he preferred) for him.

  • Tinytoon

    That shoe split right down the middle. Like he was trying to show off or something.

  • ALLMINE?

    No they wouldnt have..

  • wigmon68

    Because he thought he staged it in a location where he thought a camera was going to catch the action. He didn't think anyone would believe the outrageous story without video proof.

  • BaileyBlue17

    So wrong, but so funny!!

  • Phillybruh

    His Lawyers are about to broker a deal, they aren't paid to defend him they are paid to keep him out of jail. He'll plead get probation, seek treatment and take his Hollywood mandated time out. Chicago PD and have to be careful because they don't want too over do it and they are at this point treading that line with this.

  • R in NYC

    Jussie still in custody until that bail hearing...sitting in his cell like what the hell I get my lying azz into? This ain't no script...this is real life!

  • LYRICS

    THANK u!! Especially, if he did in fact send his self a death threat note....there's deeper issues with this boy!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I knew this was gonna happen...I hate to say it but Jussie deserves everything thats coming to him...there are real people out here being attacked and his narcissistic azz wants to play the hero to boost his fame...lock his pretty azz up....

  • Wreckognize Game

    I wonder if he is singing in his cell?

  • wigmon68

    Cesar Sayoc is facing serious charges (up to life in prison) for sending 13 fake bombs to trump critics. Don't try to justify Jussies actions on false pretenses.

  • TransMichelle
  • Rayscoty

    Are they holding auditions for Jamal replacement?

  • R in NYC

    ????? probably singing..."Nobody knows the trouble I seen...."

  • Coy little wink

    Yo this shyt so bizarrrrrrrre

  • Fire & Ice

    Right!!! I think R Kelly is apart of some kind of Hollyweird pedophile ring. Dude probably has information on some powerful folks, which is why he's been on the lam for YEARS.

  • wigmon68

    HE got 2 years probation the first time he lied to cops. He's doing time this time, plus the threat letter still pending.

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • NeverSurprised

    No he's not. He has a prior conviction and did 2 years probation for, wait for it .... LYING TO POLICE ( dui arrest; lied and gave his brother's name instead of his own).

    This case is too high profile for him to get probation. Plus, the Feds are still investigating the Wakanda Bros'. claim that he sent the hoax letter to himself. If so, that's FEDERAL MAIL FRAUD, a felony punishable by up to 5 yrs. He's going to prison.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think he's a sociopath...psychopaths cant form strong bonds or love people and we all know Jussie loves his fam and coworkers to death...also with the pervasive grand scale of lying sociopaths do he fits that bill to a T....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They better put Jussie in protective custody. Otherwise, the boys in cell-block D might take a liking to him. Clearly he ain't built for that prison life.

  • wigmon68

    He didn't tarnish is family name, this is how he was groomed. Family friends include Julian Bond, Bobby Seale (founder of BPP), Angela Davis (provided guns for a courtroom escape of 3 murderers), etc. The end justifies the means for people who do these types of things.

  • Baaba Sanders

    There’s absolutely nothing like a perfect crime. Even professionals make mistakes.

  • Peace

    ???????you wrong for that???Savage oh my goodness. I needed that laugh and the visual sitting in his cell...my Lyon azz...that part. We not ready.

  • Peace

    ????y’all stop. Omg. Yup. He sanging Need Freedom.

  • Topic Influencer

    Okay yeah he might see prison time for that mail fraud. Even white collar criminals go to prison for that.

  • Phillybruh

    Don't hold your breath for Jail time.

  • Phillybruh

    They have to prove that.

  • wigmon68

    IT gets the attention for how crazy of a plot it was. Kinda like the same reason people watch "reality" shows.

  • Peace

    Damn Damn Damn. I’m crying ? y’all killing me right now

  • GodsGirlC

    This will be interesting to find out WHY DID HE DO THIS???

  • Topic Influencer

    Its still pending. If it comes back he did that then its bye bye to him for at least a little while

  • R in NYC

    It's always the ones in D block actin da fool????

  • Dre Clemons

    He had no video proof though.

  • wigmon68

    Politics. IT has nothing to do with his career, this was all about politics.

  • Peace

    ????lawyers know he lying ?ohh I cant. That part. They don’t know what to make of a fake crime. Damn oh. Oh. I’m done with the internet today. Peace out.

  • Ni Ni

    I can't believe they went along with this all for a money. You'd think out of three, one of them would have used common sense.

  • wigmon68

    He would go to a "white collar" prison. He ain't gonna be in with the hardened criminals.

  • Topic Influencer

    "You're so beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. When a man loves a man. Up down up down up DOWN."

  • Phillybruh

    The charges that he faces now will be the only ones he gets. They don't want too drag this out, Chicago still has some pretty high crime rate.

  • MrsSpice1

    Nah that gyrating thot bop bickenhead culture vulture fake blood skripper is a embarrassment to not only the black culture she likes to identify with but to hiphop generally!!! Idk why yall so obsssed with that ignent broad...She ISNT black so wtf she care for!?!? Oh cuz she wanna be black ???and u insecure blacks that obsess with latinas allow that bs cuz she hood!! Foh!! Jussie isnt black either if anything he ruined it for himself!!!

  • Dre Clemons

    They need to just cancel the show.

  • NeverSurprised

    He was sleeping with the taller one, the one who was photographed in the private gym in Jussie's building.

    I think one of the reasons Jussie was so cocky was he assumed that relationship would force the brothers to keep silent. It's like the black rappers who are initiated into the industry at gay sex parties. The assumption is that so long as everyone has something to loss, the code of silence will be maintained.

  • Trey

    You must not know how the right works

  • Topic Influencer

    I dont think he ruined it but this shit basically took it over for sure. This is all thats been on for weeks and its sad. I hope it ends now that he is arrested.

  • tunjie

    hahaha

  • Phillybruh

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was too bring attention to all the hate crimes against LGBT folks that don't get attention and don't get the same reaction that this case got. Oh you don't want him on that soap box or his high price white lawyers out here in interviews saying that. So they will plead him out after embarrassing him.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    I will pay to watch those interrogation tapes with Jussie & his smart ass mouth.

  • Carrington

    Bill Cosby ain't in a white collar prison and he's 133 years old.

  • Topic Influencer

    Might be on to something here.

  • hottlanta

    My heart is full for the parents. I sent a text 2 Lilhots this moaning n said l know we been thru some thangs n if we keep living n loving will continue 2 go thru some thangs that only we n God will know. But l wanna thank both of yall for not hurting n embarassing me for the whole world 2 see. Now that is a blessing. This is crazy. Then his lil azz wanna add tupac name for street cred. Take your behind straight 2 jail

  • Topic Influencer

    Bc this is just the kind of mess folks like to see. Its secondary already. Jussie was the lead story all last night on CNN and MSNBC. The Coast Guard mane was at LEAST 4-5 stories down.

  • NeverSurprised

    I have two words for you -- Martha Stewart.

  • Phillybruh

    That's because it just broke last night, but Between Muellers report coming next week and this coast guard no one will care about Jussie in the news this time tomorrow.

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Taraji look like she be high as a kite most of thee time. LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I know exactly how the right wing works but no one went out and killed white people based to Jussie's lies.

    Blacks were mostly skeptical of Jussie's story.

    That's a fact.

  • Fire & Ice

    I bet he doesn't do any jail time and will become an even bigger star behind this. Two weeks ago, mainstream America had no clue who this guy was. Fast forward, he's on EVERY major news outlet. This guy is going to be the poster child for some gay, schizophrenia, multiple personality bullish*t!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am sure that Jussie's parents know that he's a little liar.
    IIRC when Jussie was stopped for driving under the influence a few years ago he gave the cops his brother's name instead of his own so this isn't new to his family.

  • Phillybruh

    Martha Stewart sold stocks before she was legally allowed too because of information told her and then lied about it.

  • Topic Influencer

    That was kinda big to not be the number one or at least 2 thru 3rd story. Its still buried this morning.

    https://www.cnn.com/

  • Disgustd

    I just saw the video where she is talking about Jussie (as best she could).. and she was smacking with a pink wig/thing on her head...looking like I don't know what...ugh..her and Tiffany Haddish need to go on a mammy/bonquita tour...

  • NeverSurprised

    They have to prove EVERYTHING, but luckily they have the Bros' phones . Do you honestly believe a narcissist like Jussie didn't feel completely comfortable sending texts throughout the planning of every aspect of his crimes? It was inconceivable to him that he would ever get caught .

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    His crime was a violent sexual offense and the state prosecuted him.
    More than likely the feds will prosecute Jussie for sending that fake letter to himself via the USPS and he will end up in Club Fed.

  • LYRICS

    I'm already aware, more so than you know. He won't see prison, that's for sure (even though I'm sure he'd be VERY happy in there), but imo he has some mental issues b/c if he did in fact send himself a death threat letter, then clearly this goes beyond telling fabricated stories. Middle child syndrome? Whatever his reasoning, he needs some evaluation....

  • Phillybruh

    Mueller report and what could possibly be in it will be all the talk by 5pm tonight.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're being too nice.
    My guess is that it was a more selfish motive.

  • MsSapphire9800

    They are going to make an example out of his stupid-smart azz...All I want to know is why and was it worth it....there was so many other ways he could had gotten some major attention....So Long Jussie.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh he's going to jail because he sent that fake threatening letter to himself and you know that Trump will make an example out of him.

  • R in NYC

    Siri play Locked Up by Akon

  • Victorious82

    The show will be canceled. It’s tainted all the way around.

  • Phillybruh

    And they charged him with what they could prove. Whatever letter was sent won't see the light of day it will all be wrapped up in his guilty plea. His lawyers have brokered his surrender they are already working on this.

  • Missy

    3...way too many involved already.

  • GuestSTAR

    Especially when you involve others. Didn't take much effort to break those brothers.

  • Phillybruh

    His crime was violent.

  • Carrington

    I can't believe that, after knowing that he KNEW that he was "beat up" by his FRIENDS and still went on TV saying, ".. I hit his ass back!" like he's a tough guy and doing that fake cry where you don't blink for about 30 seconds until your eyes water (watch some of y'all do it)... people STILL think he's innocent.
    His FRIENDS were the guys on the video. How is he NOT guilty? People are literally walking around asking "why?" as if NOW they suddenly need justification as to WHY a celebrity would pull a stunt. *side eye*
    I said, the FIRST DAY, that he was lying. I DID believe that he was attacked, but I felt in my spirit that the story he told about how the attack HAPPENED was a lie. I thought he knew who did it and didn't want to tell.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Between his hug legal fees, losing his Empire gig, and future lost income, this is probably going to end up costing him millions of dollars. Just not worth it. I don't know why he would even pull such a stunt like this when he had so much to lose.

  • Disgustd

    He better be glad the real Tupac ain't alive...lol..he ran up on the Hughes Brothers, he most certainly would have run up on Jussie..

  • hottlanta

    If that is the case we all r liars. Aint no santa claus easter bunny snow white or cinderalla. We gotta burn all those books 2day.

  • Phillybruh

    Probably but the selfish motive won't be the spin.

  • Star

    This was about politics. Because he lied on the MEGA folks he is going to get jail time they are not going to let this go. If it’s determined he sent the letter that’s a federal crime so he is not getting off.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.
    The 24 hour news cycle will always have a new story to cover and Jussie is already yesterday's news.

  • WinterIsComing

    He must have some screws loose

  • Logan Roberts

    Jussie should've waited until April fools day to try and pull this off.

  • Ni Ni

    He might not go to jail, but i dont think he'll be a bigger star. He needs to sit down for a few yrs, then maybe he'll work the reality show circuit then get into some stage plays and black movies.

  • Phillybruh

    Sometimes you gotta ride a lie out and it takes you where it takes you....Trump is riding his out in the Whitehouse right now.

  • iWasteTime

    All we needed was Eve to hold his hand and we could've known months ago he was full of shat!

  • DeJeri

    Trump needs to worry about his own investigations and his merry band of convicted felons that he runs with.

  • smartchickfl

    Miss Jussie, why did you let Lee convince you to carry out this stupid ass stunt? You are out here looking all KINDS of crazy. You'll never work in this town again darling.

  • R in NYC

    ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    He is How old sir?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. He didn't figure that the cops would get the driver records from Uber and Lyft to see who came in and out of the area around the time of the attack.
    Cops are usually a step or two ahead of most criminals, and have tools that most criminals didnt even think of.

  • the guest

    I pray through all of this he has opportunity to go on that soap box because it is a travesty for anyone to be harmed and even lose their life for being human, alive, and who they are. God bless Jussie, the young man is in pain.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh please.

    I can remember when the earthquake in Haiti occurred.

    The hot story at the time was that Harry Reid had remarked that President Obama was 'clean and articulate' then bam it was earthquake coverage 24/7 and no one ever heard that story again unless it was on right wing media.

  • Carrington

    I think giving him a mental illness is giving him too much credit. I think he's a celebrity. Celebrities pull stunts. He's an amateur who didn't know that this stunt would hurt him the way that it did because he thought he'd get away with it.

  • DeJeri

    He must not have paid them enough.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    It has come to my ATTENTION that a lot of YOUNGER people may not KNOW the ART of LYING. It is not a good habit but on occasion it MAY BE NECESSARY. In that case it is important to do it PROPERLY.

    1. What is the purpose of your LIE? Is it worth it if DISCOVERED?
    2. Construct your LIE with as few moving parts as possible (keep it simple)
    3. Do not involve OTHERS in your LIE
    4. Tell your LIE as INFREQUENTLY as possible
    5. Do not DEFEND your LIE. A LIE must stand on its own merits
    6. Once told, DO NOT attempt to improve or improvise your LIE (see S4)
    7. Have the proper BEHAVIOR to accompany the LIE
    8. If the POLICE become involved in your LIE, HIRE A GOOD LAWYER

  • Ghost

    They’ve been playing parts of the interview over and over especially the part where he says “who would lie about something like this! Smh...

  • Fire & Ice

    We shall see. Hollywood is a really weird place. Stranger things have happened.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly. The media has squeezed as much as they could out of the Jussie story and the majority of people were skeptical so the ending was anticlimactic.

  • WinterIsComing

    Yup! Join the Big Brother cast or the Surreal Life, if it still comes on.

  • WinterIsComing

    You think lying to the police is comparable to telling your kids Santa Claus is real?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You are crazy.

  • Topic Influencer

    Thats totally different. Thats a natural disaster that almost took a country off the entire map. Now it is some catastrophic weather going on far as flooding but unless something big big happens Jussie is here as news til at least next week. Right now the sports story of Nike's shoe exploding on the Duke player is bigger than the Coast Guard story.

  • Peace

    I said the same thing. 3 stupid stooges.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump is the king of deflection and it's worked for him so far.

  • Coy little wink

    What did she do to her face? Smh

  • Topic Influencer

    Yes. She does.

  • wigmon68

    I agree, it was entirely political, which makes it a worse crime. It can easily be argued this was an attempt to start riots. This wasn't lying to cover your butt. This was a make believe crime that was set up to cause problems across the country.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??

  • Carrington

    Jussie's problem is that he's an amateur. Dummy should've never hired extras because, they could've blackmailed his ass forever if they recorded their conversations or kept text, etc. He should've come running back in the building (WITHOUT the sandwich, stupid ass. You said you had a fight and you kept the sandwich?!?) breevin' real, real hard! Zipped past the doorman with the noose in his HAND ( and the doorman surely would've asked if he was OK, thereby being a witness that he rushed back into the building that night and something was wrong), he may have run into a neighbor who could've testified that, although he's normally nice and speaks, on that day they could tell that he was frantic and something was wrong.
    And then, even if police didn't believe him, all they could say is, "we have found no evidence... but the investigation is still ongoing." because NOBODY would've been able to counter your story and testify against you... STOOP.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ???

  • wigmon68

    They weren't prepared for it. They and Jussie thought cops were stupid.

  • hottlanta

    Yep u lying about a crime that doesnt exist to the police just like u lying about a man that doesnt exist 2 your child. A lié is a lie.

  • tia

    No excuses, but is he under that much pressure to try something like this? Would really like to be in that head of his.

  • Ni Ni

    people STILL think he's innocent.
    ___________
    You just have to shake your head at them; they're lost. Actually, I'm surprised so many people who are normally bandwagoners were able to see through his shenanigans.

  • Coy little wink

    A good defense lawyer doesn't care...he just makes it do what it do ?

  • Shamwow

    Seriously it would have my head feeling like a balloon.

  • wigmon68

    Coulda shortened it to 1 line item.

    1) Don't lie.

  • WinterIsComing

    ?????? they’re not even analogous. One is breaking the law with real world consequences vs selling your kid a stupid fantasy with no real world consequences.

  • Phillybruh

    Riots are a stretch. Political yes, but it could easily be argued that he was trying to bring attention to crimes that go without investigation everyday. I mean truth be told, the Chicago PD and how hard they worked this case did half the work for his defense attorney's. Why did they go so hard over this and not others, I'm sure people have reported crimes to the PD that involved getting beat up for simply being and nothing was done. Plead him out. Last thing they want is him becoming a martyr and if they continue to go hard on this that is what he will become.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Gabby the girl who played prescious posted a meme that said even if Jussie attack was on video some ppl still would not believe it! She captioned it I believe him and I stand by him! ? I’m sitting there like did I miss something?

  • NeverSurprised

    He justt hired Geragos, so the 3 attys he has right now PLUS the PR firm are in total billing at $5 k to $7.5k PER HOUR . Unless he received a raise, Jussie only makes $20k per episode, so he doesn't have millions (9 episodes filmed last year).. He's not paying those legal fees, Lee is. Lee or someone else in Hollywood on whom Jussie has a lot of dirt

  • Coy little wink

    Yo...Cardi B called this...

    * smacks on lobster

  • Peace

    Exactly. He is the definition of Clinicaly insane. ??

  • Coy little wink

    She probably in a food coma Girrrl

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Gabby (I can’t spell her last name) she played precious she is also on empire she posted yesterday that she still believes him and stand with him.

  • Carrington

    Trump has minions. Jussie's fan base ain't that loyal. He had to know that. We already sniggle behind his back at that incessantly, over-used vibrato. We tolerate it until somebody shows up with a better idea.

  • wigmon68

    Correct, but he thought he did. Its why he pointed out the camera to police when he took them down to the scene and mentioned it on his interview with Roberts. He thought he was giving video proof to the nation (man, I would have liked to have seen that video).

  • hottlanta

    I was looking at the video of them buying those items in the store n u can tell they dont watch the ID channel. Had they seen thé series "see no evil" they would have known 2 cover their faces especially at the cash register

  • Ni Ni

    She hasn't looked right in a while to me, plus she lost too much weight. That's Hollywood life for you.

  • Carrington

    He's putting his family, friends and, co-workers in a VERY tough position. If you don't say anything people will automatically say it's because you know he's lying. If you support him, they'll call you stupid and complicit. Either way, you're a loser.

  • Fire & Ice

    Not a food coma ???

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    In a perfect world.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ?? I think he her only friend and she trying not to lose him or something cuz I’m not understanding what she means. So I guess she think she those two dudes attacked him to set him up

  • Meme

    He needs to plead temporary insanity and go into rehab and if they throw jail time at him he needs to pray its not a long stretch and then hopefully come back out a better person! And hope that all would be forgiven just like Robert Downey Jr

  • Ni Ni

    Somebody is probably wishing they would've had a 5150 done before it got to this point.

  • Topic Influencer

    Here come the folks to call people insecure black people just for mentioning her name.

  • Missy

    Im so over this chit just like i was so over empire after season 1.???

  • hottlanta

    Have you ever seen someone freak out when they find out santa isnt real.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep! You right ?????

  • Meme

    Its been quite fascinating to watch this unfold, i have never seen some one snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like that, his career was on up and now it will plummet

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I really don't think it's a good idea for him to involve anyone else in his foolishness because the ghey organizations are already mad at him.
    He will just have someone else to apologize to.

  • wigmon68

    The guy also said he wanted to kill everyone on the planet with biological attacks and on food supplies. The guy is a whacko. Glad they caught him using surveillance techniques that many would say should be illegal.

  • Fire & Ice

    I think this will play out in his favor. That Hollywood loves weird crazy bullish*t.

  • SpillyNillie

    Jussie, Jussie, Jussie! You should've caved on Day 2, Sus!! Said you made it all up because you had an encounter that went wrong and you were too embarrassed to tell the truth. The police would've dropped it, probably charged you with filing a false police report and kept it moving. But naw! You wanna be the gay 2Pac and shit...

  • NaeNay

    The media know how to stick it to you when you lie. Just like with Clinton. When he finally admitted to sleeping with Lewinsky, they had that sound bite on repeat, “I did not sleep with that woman.”

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Lee is probably paying the fees...something about this mess screams Lee Daniels messy azz...

  • WinterIsComing

    No. I imagine it’s similar to when I told my mom god wasn’t real.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I don't think they want to be associated with a criminal.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...its a hard spot to be in as a friend to knowingly support someone who the public thinks is a liar...

  • KcoolMuziq

    This WHOLE plot sounds like a storyline from "Empire" that mischievous & VERY creepy Lee Daniels came up with.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well actually there is the potential for flooding in the South so yeah maybe Jussie will get lucky.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Gabby is blinded by friendship...we all have been at one time or another...

  • NeverSurprised

    You can mention President Trump all you want. It will not change the fact that LYING JUSSIE is a pariah who is hated by all fair-minded people . He is headed straight to Federal Prison ( the Wakanda Bros have evidence that he sent the letter to himself, so FEDERAL mail fraud).

    Miss Jussie is going to be the most popular girl on the .cell block.

  • Carrington

    Not me. I have lost friends cause I've said, "You a MF lie!" LOL

  • Missy

    VERY CREEPY INDEED

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...the show has been going downhill for a while and the show Star has a rising fanbase...Jussie wanted to get the same coin as Taraji and Terrance thats probably why he lied to get publicity...

  • Carrington

    I'm almost certain his attorney's will get him probation.

  • Phillybruh

    That's not why I mentioned Trump. Nor am I excusing Jussies lying. Just pointed out you have to sometimes ride these lies out. He didn't come up with this by himself, so he will get a time out from Hollywood. If Gerigos can't get Chris Brown probation and over 100 mill from the NFL he can certainly broker probation in this case.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    LOL...come on now so you trying to say if you've never covered for a cheating friend??? or told your boss your co worker was there on time even if they arrived late???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who's the former female FBI profiler with the short jet black hair?
    I saw her on the some show over the holidays and she got some cheek implants and she looks like a horror movie.

  • Topic Influencer

    Someone...you mean a KID? I have. A whole room full of kids actually. A little boy named Chris Edwards (shouts out to ya twin) told our whole 3rd grade CLASS that Santa, Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy were not real and we were stupid if we believed. It was MASS pandemonium. Ms. Betsey Farabow went to see Jesus few years ago due to breast cancer. But 30 some odd years ago she was a fairly young teacher with a classroom full of distraught 3rd graders. We all seem to be okay.

  • Fire & Ice

    I really think this is going to be a plus for him. All the morning shows, reality tv, and magazines, will want to interview him. Man in the mirror, the Jussie Smollet story. Hollyweird eats this kind of sh*t up ???

  • Topic Influencer

    And you are entitled to believe in what you believe in. That poster is just kinda strange.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile !!!

  • Rayne
  • Coy little wink

    ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Riots?
    No black people were going to riot over a gay black man.

  • hottlanta

    Yeah u talking bout candance. I was like ? The shows have gotten popular n they r getting brand new on us. U crazy go 2 your room.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She is a puppet her fat azz still hasn't realized she is the clown hippo for Hollywood .... she need to stfu!

  • Ghost

    His mugshot has been released! Of course TMZ has it

  • Carrington

    And, last comment, let's stop acting like the police only put work into this case in order TO prove that this "gay black" man was guilty.
    * This has NOTHING to do with gayness or blackness, it's about CELEBRITY. So, contrary to popular belief, even gay black male CELEBRITIES are treated better than random gay, black men. If Jussie worked at Harold's Chicken and made this SAME claim, it wouldn't have gotten the attention that police put into the JUSSIE SMOLLET case... they went after this case with vigor because he's FAMOUS. Not gay. Get over it.
    * JUSSIE called the police and asked them to solve this case. Don't get mad at the police because they solved it and you don't like the outcome.
    * I'm hungry so, I'm walking over to the cafeteria to get me some eggs since I'm still off meat for the third month and ANYBODY can get it as bad as I want me a two piece and a peppa.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This!

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol bravo Chris!

  • Coy little wink

    This silly shyt has the nation transfixed ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok it's Candice DeLong and she hosts Deadly Women and Facing Evil with Candice DeLong not "See no Evil'.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • Dem Moore

    That's the best I've ever seem him looking.

  • hottlanta

    Dear lgtbtrgbfdcbbggewdcxyz commuity. Keep jussie on your side of the street. Dont throw him back 2 us.

  • Rayne

    I totally agree. It was all celebrity.

  • Carrington

    Never had to cover for a cheating friend. I don't get involved. In fact, I had a friend get mad because I said, "If your ex cheated in the apartment downstairs from me... I wouldn't tell you because I don't get into folks relationships because, I'll tell you, you'll take that MF back, and eventually, they'll be talking bad about me because I told and then you'll be uncomfortable with me coming around, you'll feel uncomfortable talking to me on the phone because of the snide remarks in the background so the only relationship that will suffer will be OURS.
    Boss has never asked me to confirm if someone was late because I'm petty ASF. LOL I've actually waited until the boss came in and said in front of him, "James, did you put in your time for being late this morning?"... I loves mess. LOL

  • Rayne

    You say the right thing all thee time ?

  • Fire & Ice

    There are a lot of criminals in Hollyweird. Being a criminal doesn't carry the stigma that it use too.

  • LYRICS

    U are ABSOLUTLEY right!! 150%! That's my point, the story is soooo outlandish that they can't even spin it into something "believable" They in there like, "Jussie man, we just gonna tell them that there's a psychological deficiency, ask for some evaluations, some in-patient time and probation b/c ya know the Crown and I just had dinner last night and that's the best they can do!"

  • Ghost

    News conference airing now!

  • Pitty Patty

    I'm watching the press conference right now...

  • Baaba Sanders

    Getting drivers records were even complex. The police knew he was lying from the statement he gave them. He lied and he couldn’t even lie properly considering he pretends for a living. I mean, how the hell did he get his role on Empire, huh?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Demon alert demon .... those damn eyes .... souless ... Bruh you can forget it .... serpent seeds ...... and another one there will be more revealed smh

  • Ni Ni

    Po thang

  • NeverSurprised

    Police press conference just started.

  • Pitty Patty

    You can tell the black police superintendent is embarrassed...

  • Bashi22

    True, or the album is a cover up for something else

  • hottlanta

    What u know about those shows. See no evil comes on with the narrator n says there r cameras everywhere. They doing a news conference now.

  • Ni Ni

    Yeah those eyes are dead. He let the devil use him, now look.

  • Li-Wright

    I didn't know that false reports were felonies. I thought they were misdemeanors.

  • Coy little wink

    Chile...its below

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm sure the meme-makers are already on it!

  • hottlanta

    He is hurt n offended. This was just like oj got everyones attention.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who are you talking about?
    I have the OP blocked.

  • Chipswife

    in certain states

  • Coy little wink

    Lawd...has he been crying?

    Tears of a clown!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bye .... don't ever feel sorry for a demon ... ever ....... part of their ploy is for them to make you feel sorry for em ..... Don't !!!!! DUDE is a whole damn lie ... I done tried to warn folks bout these mask wearers but those eyes don't lie... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/280af94b4e6f9837031514beb46cc09bda7bed2baab942ea4293410403dc0c19.gif His aura is telling ..... beside my clairvoyant azz can see these evil folks smh

  • Pitty Patty

    yesssss...same feels

  • Chipswife

    I think something mentally is going on with him.. if so I pray he gets the helps he needs

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All satan children get used ..... Satin give not one fawk about them ..... they all will burn ... all of em

  • hottlanta

    He is doing everything not 2cry during this news conference.

  • Li-Wright

    According to the police chief....Smollett did it because he was disappointed with his "salary"....and he wanted a higher profile. Now from what I've read in the past, the Empire actors locked into their salaries. Terrence is allegedly getting $125K an episode, Taraji is getting $95,000, so the others are probably getting less, maybe $50-65K an episode. I think their contract is up this season. Who knows what's going to happen, but Jussie seems to be under stress.

  • Pitty Patty

    Plus once he sent that fake hate mail, it became federal...anything to do with the post office is a federal crime

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But did you notice that none of his family defended him in the media?

    That should have been a huge red flag which means he's pulled these types of stunts before.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    demons cry all the time for sympathy ... they compartmentalize emotions ..... save emotions to play victims that why most of satans kids are actors or artist ... Frauds

  • T Willis

    This sh*t just keeps getting worse ?????. I want to see what this “aggressive” defense is that his team is mounting. They got the dudes on camera buying the sh*t, doesn’t mean that Jussie conspired with them. I want to know what proof they have that Jussie filed a fake report, aside from the word of the brothers. Is there audio? Video? Something! Cause it is not looking good for him at all. I ain’t ever seen so many black ppl petition for another brother’s arrest for a non-violent offense (if true).

    As someone who defended him, and is STILL giving him the benefit of doubt, I hope his team has a good @$$ responses to these allegations.

  • Banka

    Yeap, in fact they should had used this script for Empire... I prolly would had tuned in again...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well technically he didn't.
    She just gave him a bj.

  • Carrington

    What an... odd comparison. Isn't this concept the same as comparing swatting a mosquito on your arm the same as laying the neighbors children out in the middle of the street and mashing them with your Buick?!?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I hope Jussie wasn't watching The Bodyguard on hulu and thought it was a good idea to send those cut-out MAGAzine letters to himself, smh.

    (And was it labeled "anthrax" when he opened it? ...how would he know that a substance was specifically "anthrax"? ...where did that reference even come from?)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5406a067d89d1924f4f9967857b7ca15a701e44524df7514659efb170810c224.gif

  • CPA

    No excuse for what he did

  • Renee26

    Lol go on and get you a wing! You already eatin the baby bird in the yolk anyway

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    you may wanna save those prayers ... never pray for serpent seeds those prayers get voided instantly I can assure ... God ain't got time ... more will be revealed https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif Serpent seeds are blocked for a reason hence why anything they try manifest backfire .... told ya angels work hard bew .....

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Blah put this much effort in solving other cases.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And I thought denial was a river in Egypt.

  • Carrington

    They posted those memes blaming the media... but not Jussie.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gabby (Precious)

  • Carrington

    Nope. LIES!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh well!!

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Ni Ni

    Crap, i cant find my headphones.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Baaba Sanders

    Lol...

  • Renee26

    Awwww

  • Topic Influencer

    He is a twin and I went to school with them from 2nd all the way til we graduated. Still see one or both from time to time. His bro is quiet as all get out lol. I ASKED him once why on earth did he do that and he was like IDK. I was a mischevious little lad wont I? Ummm YES

  • Rayne

    Oh boy! I can’t keep up ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Lawd let me find out your the Petty Master LOL...I understand tho some people dont want to be involved I cant lie and say I haven't covered for a friend who was stepping out I just never got caught doing it...

  • Rayne

    I said his soul looks lost too wow

  • CPA

    Phone records

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's the truth unfortunately ..... she has jobs only for one reason ... her weight smh

  • NuBeauty

    I have wrote 3 statements but deleted them all because I really dont have no words for this dude but this...…. You are dumb and did this to yourself.....for what reason...really does not matter. Just f*cking stupid. Now, you about to be convicted liar...congratulations!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Lordt you sound like my grandma.

  • Banka

    and if you do lie ... Never Ever involve other people, bcuz they will roll on you every time...... so I have heard!!

  • CPA

    Yup oh and the fact he went on hugely watched morning shows ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Ambien!

  • Baaba Sanders

    It really doesn’t make sense. Now he’s lost everything.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh ok. I couldn't believe that she came out at this late date and threw her support behind Jussie when the evidence was overwhelmingly against him.
    I guess she's ride or die.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    From CNN...
    Chicago police: Actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary".
    https://media.tenor.com/images/1722c756b0b10a6f593e400be85e940a/tenor.gif

  • T Willis

    Lol I believe in innocent until proven guilty. Let Jussie have his time in court, if he loses, then he loses ?????. I have no stake in this case.

  • wigmon68

    All depends on local and state laws.

  • Pitty Patty

    They say he said he did it cause he wanted more money from the show. So he concocted this, I guess to bring bad press to the show...

  • Stacey J

    Why are you blaming the CPD? Jussie Smollett’s lies put them into this position…they had no choice but to put in overtime solving this with all the attention this story was getting. If they would have done nothing…they’d be facing blow back…CPD doesn’t have the best reputation in dealing with racial issue (Laquan McDonald anyone?)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you think that his lawyers are going to be able to get him off on the federal charges of using the postal service to send himself that fake letter?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hilarous!

  • Renee26

    Yup... He said Sexual relations ?

  • tintin

    well now he will get $0 salary.
    what a dummie

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you sound like the juror that ever defense lawyer wants on a jury.

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    GREEEEEEEED?

    * soulja boy voice

  • Ghost

    Scratches and bruises on face were self inflicted !! ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. This became a national story, with the President and multiple presidential candidates giving their opinion on it. The cops had to put in the effort, for at least a few weeks, to show that they were seriously trying to find the "attackers".

  • Renee26

    She probably smoke high grade gas

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dark folks don't have souls ..... they mask ....they can't hide that very fact now ..... A sure sign to spot it .... if you are not clairvoyant https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif (just yet) is the dead eyes .... most of them are usually pill popping etc too ..... their pupils will be lifeless .....

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Kanyade

    THIS DUMMY.

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Kanyade

    Now he won't be getting NO SALARY but jail time and disappointment from family, friends and colleagues. So dumb. So DUMB.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    she has been fooled like many .... half of the folks she worked with including Lee demonic the fool that hired her azz .....smh his shyt will come out too

  • Lady_Elle

    Well... I guess he f*cked himself!
    Because he did not get the $$$ he wanted from the show?
    Smh... sad, sad, sad!

  • hottlanta

    Yall r crazy my coworker had 2 come n see what was l laughing at. She is rotflhao I havent mailed out employee checks yet. Fooling around with yall.

  • CPA

    They do

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Never saw that coming. Think he WAS dissatisfied. Wait until he's making tags for $1.35 an hour.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    ok

  • tia

    Had a really blessed life. Now, you're a convicted felon. All for what??? Bullshit. Sad...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Good his nasty ass belong in there ,in my county they force you to take an AIDS test I wonder do Chicago do the same

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Well, we have seven day

  • BingBangBoom

    Look this was breaking news! Cutting off Kelly and Ryan.. Dude is about to be in trouble...... Chicago is not to happy with this dude .. Liar, Liar pants on fire.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Tariaj Henson is one ugly women and look like she drink a bunch of hard liquor

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    maybe his delusion will come in handy in this situation... he may be thinking that he's gonna have street cred like the real Tupac, after being 'locked down' overnight, LOL!

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Well the good news is we have 7 days to turn Black History Month around.

  • Ms. Jackson

    This idiot... Dumbo ????

  • Dowoop

    ?????.... That's all I got for this.

  • the guest

    I ain’t ever seen so many black ppl petition for another brother’s arrest for a non-violent offense (if true).

    ****

    Oppressors lie all the time.

    Only oppressed people are denigrated and dehumanized for lying.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    in there composing his own "Birmingham jail letter" smh

  • Dowoop

    Don't talk about your mama that way... Disrespectful.

  • Coy little wink

    Damm...you been locked up OG?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Siri
    ________________

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao....he makes regular trips to the jail for peenus

  • WinterIsComing

    ?????? not hard liquor. You are a mess. I think she’s a beautiful woman.

  • Coy little wink

    Johnnie Cochran taught me ?

  • Evillene

    I heard he was only making @$20k per episode.

  • NeverSurprised

    That was one HELL of a press conference.

  • hottlanta

    ???????????? as long as l dont see yall on vanzant we r good.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Jussie said he punches back! LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Dowoop

    He needs to just take a plea or find someone to snitch on for some leniency cuz he done wasted enough tax payer $$ on this shit.

  • Musiclover

    Update again
    Now They are saying he did this being he was dissatisfied with his salary pay with Empire! ReallyJussie ? Source : Hollywood reporter
    He could’ve asked Taraji to help him get more work, heck she’s had like 3-4 movies released in the past months. This was just his first acting major gig and he was living good and he does this for greed. I’d gladly take what he was getting paid. Now he may not get to work in acting again. Sad really sad!!

  • Phillybruh

    I take it back he won't be back for the series finale...still probation but he's done.

  • Rayscoty

    Jussie why did you pay them with a check?
    This a stupid bottom.

    That police commander was pissed. He said Jussie scratches were self inflicted.

  • Dowoop

    That down vote was an accident.. ?

  • Dowoop

    Only a dummy would do stupid shit when their contract is about to be up

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    asking them to turn OFF their body cams would have been a BIG clue even for me, smh

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Personal insults are never good

  • Carrington

    And I bet you be ready to cut up clothes and whoop ass when you get cheated on. LMAO

  • Dowoop

    Harold would have been told we know you did this to yourself from the start.

  • Kanyade

    Yup. Most folks don't make 20K in a year let alone for 4-5 hours of work.

    I knew something was shady when his "after-attack" photo showed him with few bruises and him with the "derp" lip-pose so common on social media pics.

  • Renee26

    Only goats need apply

  • NeverSurprised

    If anyone reads my past posts, you'll see I repeatedly said the motive was simply GREED . The Chicago Police Superintendent just confirmed that I was right . He said the reason Jussie did it was because he was upset about his Empire salary.

    I said before that he was making $20k oer episode and that they only shot 9 episodes last season, so he made less than $200k. Now he will be making NOTHING!

  • Carrington

    His lawyer is pretty good. I honestly think he will. YOU wouldn't get probation, I wouldn't get probation... but we're not famous.

  • Renee26

    He still protected... Said it's not too bad ?

  • Coffee1st

    I clearly understand where you are coming from. I, myself, LOOK for reasons to advocate for black folk.
    But this? It gets to the point, for me personally, where one has to decide whether they're going to question their own common sense for the sake of throwing someone a bone. I don't want to see anybody's life destroyed. I wish noone harm even if I personally don't care for them.
    But you aint gon piss on me and tell me it's raining....I ain't taking the Golden Shower for nayun Negro. I truly believe Juss planned & staged this whole dumb ezz hoax. But you know what? If I'm wrong, I'll actually be relieved for him and be just as bold in admitting my error - HERE IN THE GARDEN -as I am in declaring my belief that he is a deranged liar.

  • Renee26

    Ok...you eat special eggs huh ?

  • Dowoop

    Yup... You missed the stupid gene his supporters have.

  • Rayscoty

    Them muscle Queens got to the 47th hour and started spilling the tea.

    Damn..They couldn't wait one more hour ?

    I

  • jwoo250

    He paid them with a check? I didn't read that far in that case he's screwed if he would of paid them cash they would of had no evidence. He could of than lied and say he knew nothing about the attack and that the Nigerian guys attacked him.

    Because if he hadn't gave them a check all fingers would of pointed to the brothers. Wow I can't wait to hear what he has to say about all this. Will he just confess already or is he going to spin the truth?

    We'll see..lol

  • wigmon68

    He went to the trouble of paying his co-horts to buy red hats to make it look like Trump supporters did this. I'm sure money/fame had something to do with the hoax, but no way it was the only motive.

  • NeverSurprised

    This isnt his first series . His whole fanily starred in a series when they were kids. He's been acting all his life . That Jewish GREED is what motivated him to do this.

  • Stacey J

    Oh no...he will still be making money...they pay you in prison...

  • NeverSurprised

    ???.

  • Rayscoty

    Yes. The police commander said they have a copy of the check

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    riots? hmmm, that may be a stretch. i mean, even BLM wasn't trying to encourage rioting (and we learned that some of the 'riots' connected to BLM rallies were actually staged by folks outside of that movement). yeah, if Jussie was trying to kick-off riots, someone needs to tell him it's 'been done' (and unless he was willing to die, in the long run no one would care even half as much about him being 'attacked' as they currently 'care' about him being exposed as a liar)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    harsh, but true

  • jwoo250

    That show he did with his family hardly went anywhere or made any money. The only person out of that family that was relevant was Jurnee. If it weren't for Empire we wouldn't even know any of the other Smollett's existed.

    The rest of them started coming out of the wood works after Jussie did.

    They ain't worth that much as a family.

  • wigmon68

    While I totally agree in regards to facing criminal charges, given what Smollett has done/said publicly, he has brought all the scrutiny of the court of public opinion on himself.

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, his hatred of Trump was well documented before he scrubbed his twitter feed . But as Christine Ford proved, Trump hatred can be quite lucrative. He thought he would eventually make as much if not more than she did ($1 mil on GFM).

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    DUMB, and even more - SELFISH. SELFISH. SELFISH. With the racial tension in this country today.

  • jwoo250

    Yes, thank you finally someone said it. She looks alien like in the eyes to me. Like an evil ass auntie that you don't want to mess with.

    That auntie that drinks too much and is only fun when she's drunk. But when she's sober she's a mess and mean....lol

  • Carrington

    ... right. If your kid is traumatized after learning that there is no Santa... then you probably were going to have that MF in your basement all of his, or her, life anyway. I have yet to meet a person who is still affected by that revelation. If that's the case, your kids should be traumatized after watching cartoons. I mean, the HORROR of learning that fish don't talk and own subway shops under the sea, men don't fly and, heaven forbid, Dogs don't run around with their friends Velma, Shaggy and, Daphne solving crimes.

    TF was my mama and deddy thinking?!?

  • hottlanta

    I know l am not a degreed detective but those cops saw the same thing l saw. When bow wow got his azz whupped by his 1 girlfriend n had all those scratches n bruises n jussie was supposed 2 have gotten his azz whupped by 2 black Arnold schwanagger types n has a 1 scratch u can barely see. We have a problem. It was over. My public school éducation paid off.

  • Ebony Starr

    If that interview is allowed into to evidence of will definitely prove him a liar. He said that he "almost feel that he would have been believed it he "said" that they were Muslim, Mexican or Black, not if they "were", Muslim, Mexican or Black. He felt that he worded his lie incorrectly.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Jussie Smollett..who is suspected of faking a hate crime against himself — pleaded no contest in 2007 to providing false information to police during a DUI stop in LA, according to a report. They are going to investigate his whole family...so any dirt in the closet is getting ready to come out.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This is hilarious!!!!!!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    She got heavy drinker eye thing going have you saw her without make?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    They don’t white troll , but thanks for the input.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "mashing them with your Buick"
    ____________________

    i am legit CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adf60a6e2371eb61ed06e11e80488e695ce1b05aba500eece1116c5034cde3bf.gif

  • MJF

    Well.... well..... wellllll

  • jwoo250

    Lol.... IKR a class "A" psychopath. He just couldn't wait until after Black History Month now all the focus is on this trash.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    They don’t white troll but thanks for the input.

  • Ghost

    Well the CPD broke it down..if he did this because he was unhappy with his salary....he’s going to be really unhappy now. Well....it’s Mark. G and teams turn...frankly after this press conference his defense needs to be alcohol, drugs or bi polar....I’m still trying to wrap my head around the stupidity

  • Phillybruh

    Stay away from Journee, she on DCs payroll now!

  • SoulfulLove

    He was also in the mighty ducks along with a few other shows as a child

  • Stacey J

    Sorry try that white stuff somewhere else....black all day and raised in Chicago....Chicago State University grad (it don't get much blacker than that).

  • NeverSurprised

    Keith Boykin is sittin' his behind up on CNN right now saying he is STILL hoping it's "not true". What is wrong with these black gay men? Are any of them playing with a full deck?

    Well, I'm not really being fair, since most of the gay men on this site called this as a hoax from the very beginning. But WHAT IS WRONG WITH KEITH BOYKIN?

  • Ghost

    Yes..it appears he needs money ? badly and by any means necessary...smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Wow! he sure did, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    iont like NONE of my co-workers well enough to lie for 'em, LOL!!!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Do they get snacks and tuna sandwiches in Federal Prison...because he is going to do some time....I hope the LGBT community pull together and get him a going away box.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Nope I did that one time back in 2005...the bleach got in my eye and I aint neva cared about a nicca since LOL....

  • Carrington

    *Ignoring* re-bye!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    White troll, I said what I said.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Stacey J

    Keep saying it won't make it so....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Pamela

    I've been biting my tongue for a while now.
    Question: Why do most people say "would of" or "could of" instead of the correct "would have" or "could have" or "should have"? Thank you.

  • XoXo

    Publicity Stunt Gone Wrong!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is it Candace?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that's his real name??? i thought it was Justin or something... wow. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • NeverSurprised

    He's been in 9 films and 11 tv shows. He's worked a hell of a lot more than most struggling actors. .He's just greedy and unprincipled. Simple as that

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?noooo

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?Just sad

  • Renee26
  • Dowoop

    Those are the best! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    E&J??????????
    ____________________
    do they even still sell that?! LMAO!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Coy little wink

    What I do?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hmmm... maybe i'll get a tuna sub for lunch. LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "food coma" ....go NOW.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    bruh! Scooby be all at the airport and errthang... what is you talmbout???? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/232c3c05743d26615bbe458b2f0f35c679dd83c309d04678b3eec274879b94c8.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Si senorita. Per Wiki she's almost 70 hence the bad dye job.
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I’m here for civil discussion if you cannot do that don’t comment on my posts!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i remember her from way back in the day (think she was a red head then)...

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrl you know its true

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    next time we see Jussie in public, he gonna be in a wheelchair, wearing a neckbrace (due to dehydration and newly diagnosed early onset of osteoporosis) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Keyshia Ray

    This is the dumbest shit i have heard of to get attention. What a idiot

  • Rayscoty

    Now people bringing back Jussie leaked nudes. ?

    The internet so evil ....

  • Coy little wink

    ?

  • Coy little wink

    That's low can't be right

  • shauna

    LOL, I doubt that. But he will be seeking treatment for drugs or bi-polar or some other disorder that will be an attempt to get public sympathy back on his side in 3-2-1.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Considering how many out-of-work actors would love to trade places with him, I don't think he has much to complain about.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I write correctly when using contractions than I do when using the actual words. Mostly because of geographic slang and you have to think when you write. Otherwise you will write it how you speak it. But that’s just my reason for some crazy fonts.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Because it’s a federal offense and he’s BLACK, then he tried to blame others. Yes, that’s why I think so. I tell you what put your ON OPINION and sit back and watch.

    Side note why do YOU feel the need to come at me? You mad? Well scratch your AZZ and get glad Lil Fcker!

    Lil dumb azz is getting mad over someone else opinion. I’m not with your shyts ??

  • RealATLPeach36

    Forever was a joke but I don't think he should get five months. But he may get a year or so just so they can prove a point...look who we’re deal with

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yeah, I exaggerate, but there has to be Some visible physical incapacitation to underscore the anticipated mental situation …there must be optics, LOL!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's just Keith Boykin doing that. I think most gay dudes recognize what the deal is, and are pretty ticked off at Jussie. Keith is in deep denial right now for some reason

  • Topic Influencer

    Imma quit you Coy lmaooo

  • WinterIsComing

    Hahahaha! I’m sure it’s on a liquor store shelf somewhere

  • Topic Influencer

    Yes ma'am. It also comes in white now. Was at bff house, the store closed on us...went right on into her son room and took over his unopened bolla. Not my speed but hell it worked for its purpose lol

  • Carrington

    What you AINT finna do is take the ONLY enjoyment out of my day when it comes to my eggs. That’s what AINT finna happen!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    There are plently of good actors, who could plsy his role. Hope he saved his money.

  • Renee26

    ? I want you to enjoy them... Enjoy life my friend in font!!

  • Vonda K

    HILARIOUS!
    Why was I thinking the very same thing?
    Those two guys are huge. Ain’t no Way Jussie wouldn’t end up in hospital.
    I never believed the story from the beginning.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    my mama nem used to have it at the card parties when i was a lil lil girl! just wow, LOL!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    chiii ms.Perry has now posted his two pennies about this ?????

  • DREAM KARDASHIANS STROLLER

    Jamal Lyon has been getting on my nerves for the past couple of seasons so I wouldn’t be sad to see him killed off ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awwww Tyler chile ..... smgdh !!!!

  • Minx Mosaic

    I'm so done with you!!! LMBO!!!

  • Minx Mosaic

    Thanks to you, I'm going to monitor myself.

  • Coco17

    ????

  • Coco17

    Who has time to correct people on gossip sites uggh so annoying. This isnt english. Its a blog site omg!!

  • Coco17

    Lol i said the same thing

  • Stacey J

    This is such a sad case....I couldn't resist the opportunity for some type of laugh :)

  • Dowoop

    Take your own advice!

  • parisjok

    he is so handsome and just leave him alone

  • Wreckognize Game

    I know. A lot of people take their time to correct people instead of giving an opinion on the post. When I first got involved with blogs and IG I wondered too but I realized people write in shorthand, slang and for laughs. ?????

  • Coco17

    I agree. Smh