Why, it’s almost like bigot Jussie Smollett thought that a fake hate crime would launch his career and make him rich and famous. The only problem was, like so many (fake) hate crimes, it was all fake.
Now, after two years of one mess after another, and losing his job and his favorite crime buddies the Osundairo brothers, he apparently has turned to illicit drug use to help him drown his troubles. Allegedly.
Really though, can we trust anything he says? Is this just a play for sympathy?
From the UK Daily Mail:
The Empire star filed an appeal of the December 2021 conviction for staging an anti-gay, racist attack on himself and then lying to Chicago police about it.
Smollett is in an outpatient facility at an unknown location, according to TMZ.
And he’s getting sued by the Osundairo brothers he tried to throw under the bus. Brothers who have used their newfound fame to greater fortune than Jussie’s career, currently in flatline and the defibrillator’s battery is stone cold dead.
The Osundairo brothers have since filed a defamation lawsuit, alleging that Smollett’s comments were part of an effort to portray them as racist, homophobic and violent men who truly attacked him.
What a scumbag.