Culture JDS Megathread - Jussay Smollett files fake hate crime report and gets away with it >:(

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To be fair, if they're still all worked up over historical slavery, I could see being mad at the people who captured and enslaved their ancestors in the first place.

I once met an elderly woman whose grandmother was a slave. I think it's not as far away as it seems in peoples perception. It could be argued the woman I met directly suffered by having a grandmother who was a slave.
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Empire is cancelled. Next Season (the sixth) will be its last. Fox execs dodge questions as to whether Smollett case had anything to do with it.



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I hope whoever it was who posted that smug tweet from Empire's account about J's acquittal cried when they heard this.
And just think, all his coworkers will forever have to wonder if he lost them a steady paycheck. And it's not like they're great, well-known actors, and the show will forever have that association with him now so it's not going to do fantastic things for their resumes. That seed of doubt will grow into one of resentment, and if we're lucky the next time Jussie gets dragged into the street and doused in bleach it will be by...

... well hell I guess it was by "Empire" actors the first time too, wasn't it?


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Jussie Smollett's Cook County criminal documents ordered unsealed
By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News

An Illinois judge on Thursday ordered "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case file unsealed, setting up the release of a wealth of information surrounding the controversial -- and often confusing -- case.

Cook County judge Steven G. Watkins' decision came months after a dizzying set of events: First, Smollett alleged he'd been the victim of a hate crime; after an extensive investigation, Chicago cops arrested Smollett and accused him of faking the supposed attack; and then, Cook County prosecutors suddenly dropped the charges against Smollett and his case was sealed.

But not anymore -- at least, soon.

When the state attorney asked whether the office could have more time to redact personal information from the files, Watkins advised prosecutors to "act as if the documents were never sealed in the first place."

In January, Smollett made national headlines when he filed a police report alleging two masked men attacked him, put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as he was walking home from a fast food eatery. Smollett, who is black and openly gay, said the masked men beat him, made racist and homophobic comments and yelled, "This is MAGA country" -- a reference to President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan -- before fleeing the scene.

But as cops investigated the case further, they began taking a closer look at Smollett.

Surveillance video reportedly revealed brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, who lived in Smollett's apartment building, purchasing rope similar to the kind used during the alleged attack. Eventually, the brothers reportedly told cops Smollett paid them to help him fake the attack.

Smollett was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report and faced 16 counts of disorderly conduct stemming from the incident. But during a short and stunning hearing, the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped the charges against Smollett, though his bail was forfeited.

Smollett has maintained his innocence and insisted the hate attack was real. But the city of Chicago is suing the actor in an effort to recoup resources spent investigating the alleged hoax.

Meanwhile, the brothers implicated in the incident are suing Smollett's attorneys for defamation of character.

Fox News’ Kyle Rothenberg and Jessica Sager contributed to this report.
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Oh man, this is going to get good hopefully and just be whats needed to pin his ass to the wall. Either way I think Foxx is going to be fucked for doing some illegal shit or at least face disbarrment for this whole fiasco, especially with her being slammed for prosecuting a poor black woman for filing a false report. Question for those who know the law well, if it's proven Kim Foxx fucked with this case would they be able to reopen it and charge Jussie like they planned or would it fall under Double Jeopardy?



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And just think, all his coworkers will forever have to wonder if he lost them a steady paycheck. And it's not like they're great, well-known actors, and the show will forever have that association with him now so it's not going to do fantastic things for their resumes.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will be fine. They were the ones who had/have actual careers other than the show, and Howard's been working steadily even while having a habit of giving off-putting interviews.

The rest of them are a different story, though. Empire was big when it started but has been steadily shedding viewers since its first season, and Jussie has now made it so the show's much more likely to be remembered as 'that one where the guy faked his hate crime' rather than anything to do with its initial success, or any of the other actors who weren't the main two. We don't really know if his actions had anything to do with the show only getting one more season - by accounts, it was on the bubble anyway. But I'm sure he'd make an easy target for the hundreds of people who will be out of a job next year on the possibility that this one asshole tried to make a name for himself as a victim.
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Man, Fox News articles have been pretty good recently. You read woke media and it's 40 pages long with repeating, inane shit. You read Fox News articles and it's to the point and filled with the relevant info.
It failed to mention the terroristic threat from the child's drawing and the crushed aspirin sent through the mail. That's the big charge to contend with.

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