Actor Jussie Smollett Is Finally About To Face Justice For His Fake Attack Blaming Trump Supporters
Last month we reported that Special prosecutor Dan Webb obtained data that had a good chance of putting Smollett behind bars after Chicago corruption got him off the hook for blaming a fake attack on Trump supporters.
Prosecutor Dan Webb was commissioned by Judge Michael Toomin to investigate all aspects of the Smollett case and pursue criminal charges if warranted. On Tuesday, Webb announced that he will be moving forward to prosecute Smollett, after “a Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Jussie Smollett with making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, knowing that he was not the victim of a crime.”
Webb wrote in a press release, “the grand jury’s investigation revealed that Jussie Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred.”
Last year Smollett was accused of creating a story that men yelling “MAGA country” beat him in a homophobic, racially charged attack.
Chicago police investigated the alleged attack and discovered that the entire stunt was staged by Smollett to get attention and further his career. In March of 2019, Smollett was indicted by a grand jury, charged with 16 felonies but, all were dropped a few weeks later by the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who recused herself from the case.
After the outrage over the charges being dropped, Judge Toomin hired Webb, who also wrote in his press release that he is still investigating the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is ongoing. Webb noted that they pursued criminal charges against Smollett because they have “obtained sufficient factual evidence to determine that it disagrees with how the CCSAO resolved the Smollett case.”
Smollett will appear in court on Feb 24th and has maintained his innocence.