Illinois Supreme Court Wipes Out Hail Mary Motion By Jussie Smollet…He’s Screwed!
The Illinois Supreme Court wiped out a “hail mary” motion from the disgraced actor, Jussie Smollet, in a last-ditch effort to throw out the charges that are being placed against him.
Last year, Smollett was accused by police for falsely reporting to an attack blaming it on Trump supporters. He was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conducted but they were mysteriously dismissed by the Cook County State Attorney.
Late last summer an Illinois judge commissioned former US Federal Prosecutor Dan Webb to reopen the investigation into all matter and file criminal charges if warranted. Webb filed six counts of disorderly conduct and one count of falsely reporting to police, to which Smollett plead not guilty during the arraignment last week.
In an attempt to have the case thrown out Smollett’s legal team attempted a “hail mary.”Using an emergency petition Smollett’s lawyers argued that Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin overstepped his authority and did not interpret the law corrected when he appointed a special prosecutor.
The court didn’t agree, gave no explanation, and rejected the argument. Smollett is screwed even the Democrat mayor of Chicago wants him in jail.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that Smollett is guilty of staging a racist, homophobic attack on himself.
“He needs to face the charges. He committed a crime, and he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and we are going to continue to aggressively make him accountable for the wasted police resources that went into investigating what turned out to be a total hoax,” Lightfoot told a group of reporters.
Smollett, who is black and gay, had originally told police that two men in masks attacked him as he was walking home. He claimed they made racists, homophobic insults, beat him, and looped him with a noose before he was able to flee. He also claimed that one of his attackers said that he was in “MAGA country.”
It’s not looking good for Smollett, he’s screwed.