Sunday, February 17, 2019

Who is Jussie Smollett, Justin Smollett gay actor, singer involved in hate crime controversy? Family, biography

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UPDATE: 04/19/2022 Sherri Papini was sentenced today for a similar fake crime. She lied and stated she was kidnapped by two Latino women. She wasn't. She planned and staged the fake kidnapping just like Jussie Smollett and his fake hate crime. This article goes into the possible psychological issues and motivations. It's very similar to Jussie's case. Sherri had bindings she put on herself when found just like Jussie's noose. This woman lied about it from 2016 to 2020 and only very recently came clean. Let's see how long it takes Jussie. 

"She may have expected that the kidnapping hoax would bring her “fame and fortune,” said Dr. Ian Lamoureux, a forensic psychiatrist and frequent expert witness who teaches at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic."

"As a possibly related factor, Lamoureux has researched the false hero or “pathological hero” phenomenon that takes advantage of society's treatment of victims as heroes. Those who fake their own victimization may be seeking recognition or popularity, and if mental illness is involved it may suggest a narcissistic or histrionic personality disorder.

Another possible explanation is that she faked her kidnapping to avoid some other adverse consequence, he said, typically something like a divorce or being fired, though Papini was a stay-at-home mom.

Lamoureux, who specializes in complicated criminal and civil cases, said manufacturing a crisis may be a way for those with fragile egos and poor coping skills to seek to prevent the bad outcome from happening.

And there are such things as compulsive liars, as well as those who do “not have a great distinction between fantasy and reality,” sometimes because of an earlier trauma, said Dr. Ziv Cohen, founder and medical director of Principium Psychiatry in New York City.

This case is unusual in that Papini had no clear motive and “this is consciously creating some kind of false traumatic situation,” said Cohen, who teaches at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University. “She harmed herself — she wasn't actually abused by anyone.”

But for some pathological liars the motivation is simply in fooling others, he said, in this case perhaps her husband and investigators.

“These patients can sometimes remain quite mysterious and they often can deny their lies right until the end,” Cohen said. “They will persist and say in the face of all evidence that their version is true.” "

Sherri stated this today. Wonder if Jussie will ever get to the same state. I stupidly believed both of these frauds originally even though both stories were shady AF from the beginning. I personally think Jussie's story is worse because of the fake racist hate crime charge. Jussie even went after the people he paid to commit the "crime." Jussie is the bigger narcissist. 

"I am deeply ashamed of myself for my behavior and so sorry for the pain I've caused my family, my friends, all the good people who needlessly suffered because of my story and those who worked so hard to try to help me," Papini said in her statement. "I will work the rest of my life to make amends for what I have done."

03/16/2022 10:00 pm PST and he's no longer listed in jail. Jussie will be released pending appeal as soon as he posts a bond. 4:50 pm PST he's still in jail. The finding is that he was convicted of a non-violent offense. His sentence would be over by the time his appeal is heard.  What will he do when his sentence is confirmed? Maybe he'll finally confess and apologize. 

Order for release

State's reply to Jussie's emergency motion for release. Jussie had the nerve to state that he was put in isolation against his will. He was not in isolation. He was in protected custody which HE requested. The lies from Jussie, his family and his legal team are just too much. 

03/15/2022 Jussie's siblings are using his Instagram to post video messages here. They're telling people to bombard the jail with negative press, phone calls, calls to free Jessie. 

Jussie was just moved out of the psych ward. He was allegedly in a restrained bed per TMZ news. The previous paperwork said he was at risk of self harm. Who knows what the truth is as Jussie, his family lie and his attorney lie. Jail location was changed to DIV8-3S-3103-1. It was DIV8-2SE-2155-1. "Division 8 is the Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) where detainees with injuries and medical conditions are housed." "Built in 1978, Division 8 RTU Annex is a two-story building with 24 wings and a capacity to hold 992 detainees." It's the minimal security hospital unit.

Below is the Cook County inmate handbook from 2018.

03/14/2022 Jussie's legal team filed a motion to release him from jail immediately. They claim he could die from Covid because of his compromised immune system and current health status. Doctor doesn't mention what exactly is his current health status. The doctor would have to state what it is if he's going to mention it. 

Here are documents in the appeal

Notice of appeal. 

They also argue that he's in protective custody which is akin to solitary confinement. That's false. Protective custody means he's just not mixed in with the prison population. He is around guards and jail employees. I'm sure he also has access to mental health care and can talk to his lawyers, family on the phone. If Jussie had admitted to what he did and apologized he may not have gotten jail time. 

Current Pacer cases. The first two are the same. Gomez is suing Smollett, the Osundario brothers and Kim Foxx for RICO racketeering. Gomez was a lawyer but has been suspended from the practice of law. The first case was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. It was appealed.

Smollett, Jusse (dft) 1:2021cv06614 Gomez v. Smollett et al Illinois Northern District Court 12/10/2021
Smollett, Jussie 0:2022cv01200 Felipe Gomez v. Jussie Smollett, et al U.S. Court Of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 02/08/2022
Smollett, Jussie (dft) 1:2019cv04547 City Of Chicago v. Smollett Illinois Northern District Court 07/03/2019

Smollett, Jussie (cc) 1:2019cv04547 City Of Chicago v. Smollett Illinois Northern District Court 07/03/2019

The criminal case is 19-CR-03104. 

03/13/2022 Jussie has been placed in the psych ward allegedly for fear of self harm. Maybe it's because they fear he'll harm himself and claim someone else did it. Sorry, but with his history of lying and faking harm against himself it's hard to believe a word he says. Law enforcement just said that he's in the psych ward because that's where they house high profile inmates. Now that makes sense. Jussie has already harmed himself almost more than anyone else could harm him. 

The Feds have declined to also charge Jussie with sending a fake racist hate letter threatening to kill himself. They feel his sentence for faking the hate attack is sufficient. They don't want to pile on. Jussie allegedly sent this to himself before he staged the fake hate crime. He staged the fake hate crime because he felt he didn't get enough attention from the letter. This letter is so embarrassing. I'm sure the city of Chicago will also drop the civil suit against him because they were awarded restitution for their investigation. 


I saw a February 2022 lawsuit against Jussie in Pacer earlier. Not sure what that is about. 

03/12/2022 Today Jussie Smollett had the nerve to state he was sentenced to jail "because I'm black." The irony. The hypocrisy. The mental illness. There was so much overwhelming physical evidence and eye witness testimony. Jussie needs mental health help. His narcissism is extreme to the point he has to deny reality to himself. It's sad he has people supporting his false ideas. They are only making his mental health situation worse. Jussie said his incarceration is "evidence of systemic racism in the judicial system." Jussie actually had very privileged treatment because of his wealth, notoriety, contacts with famous people, politicians, lawyers... 

03/11/2022 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports jail time for Jussie Smollett.

03//10/2022 Jussie Smollett was booked into Cook County Sheriff Department's jail today. Booking number 20220310140. Link to his booking photo. He did this to himself. He is an arrogant narcissist. They say narcissism can't be cured but therapy can help. Narcissists are generally very insecure inside. Clearly he was to have needed so much attention and to go to the extremes that he did to get it. He destroyed his family, the TV show Empire, cast members, friends, his career, reputation all for some attention. The way he sought out that attention was the absolute worst way imaginable. To use race, sexual orientation and politics to try to stir up such conflict and divide was horrible. I totally believed him originally. He abused everyone's trust.

jussie smollett, guilty, convicted, sentenced to 150 days jail, probation, restitution, fine, chicago, illinois. He yelled "I am not suicidal! I am innocent!" as he was led away by police into custody.
jussie smollett, guilty, convicted, sentenced to 150 days jail, probation, restitution, fine, chicago, illinois. He yelled "I am not suicidal! I am innocent!" as he was led away by police into custody. 

jussie smollett, guilty, convicted, sentenced to 150 days jail, probation, restitution, fine, chicago, illinois. He yelled "I am not suicidal! I am innocent!" as he was led away by police into custody.
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Jussie Smollet is in DIV8-2SE-2155-1 Division 8, RTU Annex located at 2700 South California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608. This jail is for offenders serving up to 24 months or awaiting trial, sentencing. It's medium security which offers college education, yoga, garden program, chess, culinary training, librarian/library access, religious services, substance abuse program... You can send him money and mail via instructions here.

03/10/2022 30 months felony probation. Restitution $120,106. Fined $25,000 the maximum. First 150 days of sentence in cook county jail. Statutory DNA. No staying, suspending jail sentence. 

Video of sentencing hearing

After the sentence Jussie stated, "I am not suicidal. I am not suicidal. I am not suicidal. I am innocent. I did not do this. If I did this, then it means I stuck my fist in the fears of black Americans in this country for over 400 years, and the fears of the LGBTQ community. Your honor I respect you and I respect the jury but I did not do this and I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that. I respect you, your honor. I respect your decision, but jail time (shakes head). I am not suicidal." Judge: "Defendant is remanded to the custody of the county sheriff." Cuts off mic. Jussie continues to yell "I am not suicidal!" with a raised fist as he's escorted out of the court room.

I'm shocked. I really thought he'd just get probation. He did commit perjury on the stand in a court of law. He could have gotten ten years just for that. He lied to city, county, state and federal officers which is a bigger crime. He was indicted by two grand juries. He was found guilty of 5/6 charges. I would bet he gets released from county jail early. (He won't be in isolation because this jail got rid of isolation. He won't be in contact with other prisoners. He will have plenty of staff around him the entire time. They are wearing body cameras. He won't be confined to his cell all the time. He'll be in a living/dining room area with TV, phone, recreation...He'll get outside time.)He'll be in isolation the whole time because of Covid, because he's gay and ... 


Judge is finally talking! Sheila ... asked for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate the case. Another Judge took it under advisement. There were two grand juries and two indictments. Defendant was found guilty. Sentencing range. Lowest class felony in state of Illinois. Possible probation 30 months, time of 180 days in county jail, community services, behavior classes, restitution, fine, penitentiary sentence of 1-3 years. There are five counts but Judge doesn't think it could be consecutive sentences. 

You turned your life upside down by your shenanigans. You damaged yourself. You hoaxed a racial homophobic hate crime. Your hypocrisy is astounding. You lied on the stand. "You called the prosecutor out for quoting you for saying the n word." (Smollett interrupts special prosecutor Dan Webb as Webb was reading aloud one of Smollett's messages that had N word in it. Jussie said, wrote, texted the n word himself and the prosecutor was merely quoting him. Smollett: "can you spell or say the N word out of respect for every African American in this room? you've been saying that word a lot.") Here is link to crazy thing Jussie did. It's astonishing you would say that then hoax a hate crime. Some say you did it for the money. You were making $2,000,000 a year. I don't think so. You really craved the attention. You are involved in social justice, you knew this was a sore spot right now in this country, and you did it to make yourself more famous. It worked for a while. You betrayed social justice issues. You are arrogant, selfish and narcissistic. Judge said he damaged people affected by real hate crimes. You have done some real damage. 

This was premeditated. You have that dark side. You wrote a script. You chose your loyal friends, the brothers to do this. You paid them by check. You chose the date, time, location, props. You gave them cash to buy the supplies. Aggravating factor because so premeditated. 2 am in Chicago in a winter vortex double digits below zero and still went ahead of it. Judge called the brothers "patsies." 

You lied to the police. You caused a major investigation. That's why you're here now. You repeated lies. Overwhelming evidence of guilt against you. You of all people who knew better, who worked for social justice causes faked a hate crime, a race crime. You knew people would react because of your activism and being an actor. You knew you would create a huge situation. You got the pity party you wanted. You were on the front page. You used everyone. You damaged them. It's disgraceful. 

Everyone in Chicago knows crime is a problem. Police resources are limited and precious. They can't be squandered. What you did you did because you're selfish, arrogant, narcissistic, you used the resources for your own benefit. You created a heater. Public was shocked about the case. They demanded that police and everyone investigate the case. The amount of police work in this case was more than a murder case. You didn't want the case "solved." It didn't go down like that. Police solved the case. 

You're not a victim of a race crime, hate crime, homophobic hate crime. You're a charlatan. It's shameful. The damage you did to yourself is beyond what can happen to you from me. You are now a permanently convicted felon. You put your family, friends through a ringer. You embarrassed them. You turned yourself from riches to rags. You name is an advert for lying. Now lying is "pulling a Jussie." They do TV skits about you, all self inflicted, self damage. It's not funny.

We're at the end. It's probational but we have aggravating factors, premeditation, pain caused to city, victims of hate crimes. I'm mindful request of city's restitution. Your performance on the witness stand. Perjury. You committed hour upon hour of perjury. I see mitigation. You've done some good things in your life. 

30 months felony probation. Restitution 120,106. Fined 25,000 maximum. First 150 days of sentence in cook county jail. Statutory DNA. No staying, suspending jail sentence. 

Jussie Smollett just said "I am not suicidal. I am innocent. I did not do this. If anything happens to me in there..." Sounds like he wants to be considered suicidal so he can go into medical or somethig.


My note. Lynching is now a federal hate race crime. Smollett put a noose on his head threatening a hate crime against himself?

Jussie's attorney said "black people are watching" almost like a threat. He quoted the bible. He said he could die in jail from Covid. It could be a "death sentence."

This may be a long hearing as they are allowing many people to speak. Everyone is asking for probation and not jail time including his lawyers. Jussie is crying and holding his hands. Jussie's Jewish grandmother Mollie at 92 years of age spoke. She said "please, don't send him to prison. If you do, send me too." She was the last speaker. I feel so bad for her. Hope she doesn't have a stroke or anything.

Time for argument and other presentations. Judge received many letters asking for mercy for Jussie. Defense will read some letters stating who wrote them. Letters state "Jussie committed a low level, non violent crime. He should get community service and not prison." 

They keep stating he has been vilified. His reputation and career were severely damaged. I feel he deserved that as it was the result of his own behavior. He should has fessed up, apologized and he wouldn't have been as damaged. If he didn't do it at all, he wouldn't have been damaged at all. He still denies everything. Judges, Courts don't like that.

Sentencing is happening now. I predict no jail time but delayed jail time and probation. He may have to pay for the investigation but I'm not sure if restitution is part of this hearing, case. 

In his documents Jussie blames everyone and their brother for his own behavior. He "weaponized race" in his docs. Oddly enough people who spoke for him and wrote letters only asked the judge for mercy in the sentence. They all stated the crime was a non-violent class 4 felony and the only victim was the city. They expressed fear if he is sent to jail.

Request for New Trial denied.

Motion to Dismiss the case denied.

12/09/2021 Just found guilty on all charges.

09/25/2020 The civil case against Smollett is now stayed pending the criminal trial. 

09/23/2020 130 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Teleconference Motion hearing held on 9/23/2020. Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Stay proceedings pending criminal trial 122 is granted. Case is stayed pending criminal proceedings. Parties are required to complete briefing on Motion to Compel 119 for review. Status hearing set for 1/13/2021 at 9:00 AM. Mailed notice (lk, ) (Entered: 09/24/2020)

09/10/2020 Jussie Smollett now says it's all a huge conspiracy. I  guess he feels Trump can get away with lying. So can he. Maybe he thinks this is just acting. When he's finally found guilty guilty guilty he'll probably do a dramatic I'm sorry and claim mental and illness from stress.

02/11/2020 New six count indictment for lying to police.

10/23/2019 Judge refuses to dismiss case against Jussie Smollett.

Judge Virginia M. Kendall rejected Smollett’s contention that he should not be made to pay $130,000 in police overtime costs, plus $260,000 in damages, because he could not have foreseen how seriously the police would take his hate crime report. The judge also faulted Smollett’s attorneys for its “attempts to muddy the waters with irrelevant arguments.”

Smollett told police on Jan. 29 that he had been assaulted on the street by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and shouted that this was “MAGA country.” The Chicago Police Department engaged in an intensive investigation, ultimately concluding that Smollett had staged the attack.

Kendall held that the intensive investigation was foreseeable, especially given the combustible nature of the allegations.

“The natural, ordinary and reasonable consequence of a police report like this one — a racist, homophobic physical assault in which masked attackers invoked the President of the United States’ official campaign slogan — is an intensive, sprawling investigation like the one that took place,” Kendall wrote. “Smollett contends that police overtime pay is not ‘foreseeable in the normal course of events,’ but this is hardly the normal course of events — most crime victims, for instance, do not have the opportunity to discuss the crime on ‘Good Morning
America.’ The allegations were taken seriously by the Chicago Police Department in significant part due to the high profile of the claimant and the extreme nature of the accusations.”

08/20/2019 20 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Initial Status hearing held on 8/20/2019. End of Fact Discovery ordered closed by 2/14/2019. End of Fact Discovery Status hearing is set for 2/18/2019 at 9:00 AM. Theparties shall be prepared to report to the court whether a dispositive motion will be filed and whether expert discovery is necessary. Parties are directed to contact the courtroom deputy by 11/1/2019 to inform the Court if they are requesting a referral to the Magistrate Judge for the purpose of a settlement conference.SMailed notice (lk, ) (Entered: 08/21/2019)

08/12/2019 17 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Briefing schedule set as to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 14 . Response due by 8/26/2019. Reply due by 9/3/2019. Status Hearing set for 10/22/2019 at 9:00 AM. Initial Status hearing set for 8/20/2019 at 9:00 AM stands. Motion hearing set for 8/13/2019 is stricken. Mailed notice (lk, ) (Entered: 08/12/2019)

08/06/2019 The City of Chicago case against Jussie Smollett has been transferred to federal court. Smollett, Jussie (dft) 1:2019cv04547 City Of Chicago v. Smollett Illinois Northern District Court

Below is the docket up to today. The motion to dismiss and memo in support are linked below. Jussie Smollett's lawyer basically argues that the City of Chicago failed to state a claim. The attorney states that the city didn't show that the over time wages were the direct result of Jussie allegedly making false statements to police.

United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois - CM/ECF LIVE, Ver 6.3.1 (Chicago)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:19-cv-04547

City Of Chicago v. Smollett
Assigned to: Honorable Virginia M. Kendall
Case in other court: Cook County Circuit Court, 2019L003898
Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-(Citizenship)
Date Filed: 07/03/2019
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 999 Miscellaneous Cases
Jurisdiction: Diversity
City Of Chicago represented by Edward N Siskel
City of Chicago
Department of Law
121 N. LaSalle
Room 600
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-0220

Elie Thomas Zenner
City of Chicago Department of Law
121 North LaSalle Street
Room 600
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6076

Mark A. Flessner
Holland and Knight, LLP
150 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606

Jussie Smollett represented by David Edward Hutchinson
The Quinlan Law Firm
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 6142
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 971-8966

William John Quinlan
The Quinlan Law Firm LLC
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 6142
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 629-6022

Date Filed # Docket Text
07/03/2019 1 NOTICE of Removal from Circuit Court Cook County, case number (2019L003898) filed by Jussie Smollett Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-15999451. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Quinlan, William) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/03/2019 2 CIVIL Cover Sheet (Quinlan, William) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/03/2019 CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Sunil R. Harjani. Case assignment: Random assignment. (daj, ) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/03/2019 3 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Jussie Smollett by William John Quinlan (Quinlan, William) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/03/2019 4 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Jussie Smollett by David Edward Hutchinson (Hutchinson, David) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/03/2019 5 CERTIFICATE of Service re Docket numbers 1-4 on the City of Chicago (Quinlan, William) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
07/08/2019 6 MAILED Notice of Removal letter to counsel of record. (nsf, ) (Entered: 07/08/2019)
07/08/2019 7 NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in this Notice which includes a link to the (MIDP) Standing Order and a Checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the following documents (Notice of Mandatory Initial Discovery and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (nsf, ) (Entered: 07/08/2019)
07/08/2019 8 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Initial status hearing set for 7/25/2019 at 9:00 a.m. Joint Status Report due by 7/22/2019. The parties are directed to Judge Kendall's web page found at for information about the Initial Status Report and for information regarding all standing orders for cases on Judge Kendall's docket. The parties shall follow all of the standing orders for Judge Kendall and all Local Rules which can be found at the same web page. For the Initial Status Report, the parties are to report on the following: (1) Possibility of settlement in the case; (2) if no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary (with specific dates) to get the case ready for trial; 3) whether the parties jointly consent to proceed before the Magistrate Judge. At the Initial Status Hearing, the Parties shall be prepared to inform the Court about the extent of monetary damages in order for the Court to address the proportionality of discovery as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. Mailed notice (lk, ) (Entered: 07/08/2019)
07/10/2019 9 NOTICE of Motion by David Edward Hutchinson for presentment of before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 7/15/2019 at 09:00 AM. (Hutchinson, David) (Entered: 07/10/2019)
07/10/2019 10 MOTION by Defendant Jussie Smollett for extension of time UNOPPOSED (Hutchinson, David) (Entered: 07/10/2019)
07/12/2019 11 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall. Defendant's Motion for extension of time to answer 10 is granted. Answer shall be filed by 8/5/2019. Joint Status Report due by 8/15/2019. Initial Status hearing reset for 8/20/2019 at 9:00 AM. Motion hearing set for 7/15/2019 is stricken. Mailed notice (lk, ) (Entered: 07/12/2019)
07/17/2019 12 ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff City Of Chicago by Elie Thomas Zenner (Zenner, Elie) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
07/24/2019 13 NOTICE OF EMAIL NOTIFICATION FAILURE, for document # 12 sent to Attorney Mark A. Flessner returned as: Unknown address error. Mailed to attorney Mark A. Flessner a letter re: bounce back email and a Notification of Change of Address form. Notices have been set to No. Counsel must email the Clerk's Office at when a Notification of Change of Address has been filed to ensure electronic notification is reset. (mc, ) (Entered: 07/24/2019)
08/05/2019 14 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by Defendant Jussie Smollett (Hutchinson, David) (Entered: 08/05/2019)
08/05/2019 15 MEMORANDUM by Defendant Jussie Smollett in support of his motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint under Fed.R.Civ. P. 12(b)(6) (Hutchinson, David) Modified on 8/6/2019 (las, ). (Entered: 08/05/2019)
08/05/2019 16 NOTICE of Motion by David Edward Hutchinson for presentment of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 14 , Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 15 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 8/13/2019 at 09:00 AM. (Hutchinson, David) (Entered: 08/05/2019)

Below is the motion to dismiss.

Below is the memo in support

06/21/2019 A special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate Jussie Smollet's case. If there is enough evidence to charge Smollet, they will charge him.

"A Chicago judge has ordered a special prosecutor to be appointed to review the way prosecutors handled the case and ultimately dismissed it.

The judge said in his order, "If reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Smollett, in the interest of justice the special prosecutor may take such action." "

05/31/2019 More details from police records. Smollet said to the police that the brothers could not have committed the crime because they are "black as sin." Do we have a light skinned racist? Only times I've ever heard that phrase was when it came from the mouths of old white male racists.

Seems prosecutors told the police to stop investigating the case. Prosecutor has no authority to tell the police that. Generally police investigate then give their evidence to the prosecutor who then decides to prosecute or not. The prosecutor didn't even ask for the police's evidence.

05/23/2019 Jussie Smollet case file is unsealed.

Here is the unsealed case files.

04/30/2019 Lawsuit City of Chicago v Jussie Smollett case # 2019-L-003898. Statutory action complaint filed jury demand. Judge James E Snyder status call June 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Case Information Summary for Case Number

Filing Date: 04/11/2019 Case Type: STATUTORY ACTION
Division: Law Division District: First Municipal
Ad Damnum: $50001.00 Calendar: Y
Party Information

Plaintiff(s) Attorney(s)
30 N LASALLE 900
(312) 742-0200
Defendant(s) Defendant Date of Service Attorney(s)
Case Activity

Activity Date: 04/11/2019 Participant: CITY OF CHICAGO
Court Fee: 469.50
Ad Damnum Amount: 50001.00

Activity Date: 04/11/2019 Participant: CITY OF CHICAGO
Date: 06/03/2019
Court Time: 0900

Activity Date: 04/11/2019 Participant: CITY OF CHICAGO

Activity Date: 04/17/2019 Participant: CITY OF CHICAGO

Jussie has moved back to Los Angeles "for security reasons." As long as Jussie doesn't pay people to attack him he should be okay ;-)

One petition to investigate has been dismissed by the attorney who filed it. The other remains and will be heard this Thursday. Jussie Smollett has been requested to be at the hearing.

"Former Illinois Appellate Court Judge Sophia O’Brien also filed a petition asking for a probe. Her petition—which also includes a request for a judge outside of Cook County to make the decision on whether or not a special prosecutor will be appointed—still stands, and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday. O’Brien has not only subpoenaed Foxx and her chief deputy Joseph Magats, but she has also asked that Smollett be present at the hearing."

Empire will have a season six. At the moment Jussie won't be a part of it. Empire did pick up his option. This means he's getting paid something for the possibility to rejoin the show. I'm sure this is because of the investigations and lawsuit against Jussie.

04/23/2019 The brothers just sued Jussie's lawyers for defamation. Here's the tricky thing. If the lawyers made the statements in legal filings, it can never be defamation. If they only made the statements to the press, it can be defamation. The lawyers know Jussie Smollett arranged the attack. They know what they are saying is false. Of course they may lie and state they believed Jussie and thought it was the truth.

In the suit the brothers claim Jussie never told them he was going to file a police report. They thought it was just for social media attention. Oddly the brothers didn't sue Jussie Smollett. Maybe they are hoping Jussie will do the right thing. He won't

Jussie's brother Jojo is supporting Jussie's story. Has he forgotten about the time Jussie told the police he was his brother Jake Smollett to get out of a DUI?

04/16/2019 Texts, emails turned over to the Tribune. One text from Kim Foxx to her staff stated "Washed up celeb who lied to cops." The data showed that Foxx office dropped the charges and told Smollett and his lawyer. They in turn told the press that the charges would be dropped at the next hearing which is why the press was there. The police, Mayor did not know the charges would be dropped. They heard it from the many press outlets who were at the hearing.

Jussie just dropped from a Broadway play "Take me out."

04/12/2019 Here is a pdf copy of the lawsuit, complaint against Jussie Smollett.

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04/11/2019 Jussie was just sued by the city of Chicago for cost of the investigation.

04/08/2019 Retired Justice Sheila M. O'Brien filed a petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case. I'm trying to get a copy of her petition. Justice O'Brien also wrote an op-ed about the case last week which is here.

An assistant state attorney in Kim Foxx's office in Chicago sent this letter to CWB Chicago about the Jussie Smollett case. The prosecutor is against how Foxx handled the case.

04/05/2019 You will not believe what just happened! ;-) Jussie is threatening to sue the city of Chicago for defamation if they sue him to pay the $130,000 fee. Jussie is the one who has defamed people. He's now saying the two brothers attacked him. He says the city, Mayor, police have defamed him. This is more crazy than the SNL sketch below.

04/04/2019 Jussie did not give the city of Chicago $130,000. They are now going to sue him.

03/31/2019 SNL skit.

03/30/2019 Jussie lost the NAACP image award.

From the prosecutor who dropped the charges,

"Foxx said Tuesday's decision to drop the charges does not exonerate Smollett, as the actor has claimed." Foxx said Smollett's "alleged unstable actions have probably caused him more harm than any court-ordered penance could."

Jussie's arrest record is still visible.

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03/28/2019 This Thursday is the expungement hearing where they will remove the case from Jussie's record. I believe Jussie did the same in Los Angeles when he was caught lying to police, impersonating his brother and driving drunk. I could only find that record in his brother's name and not his name. They should not expunge his record again. Jussie is a repeat offender who lies to police.

The brothers and their attorney stand behind their original claim.

Here is the demand letter. It clearly states that Jussie lied to police about being attacked. "On January 29, 2019, you made a police report in which you falsely claimed that two men had attacked you while yelling racial and homophobic slurs. The Chicago police investigation revealed that you knowingly filed a false police report and had in fact orchestrated your own attack."

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It's getting crazier! Chicago is demanding $130,000 to cover costs of the investigation while Smollett's lawyers are demanding an apology from the Mayor and police chief for "for dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud."

Again, Jussie Smollett was not exonerated. The Mayor and Police said he did the crime. The DA just decided to drop the charges because at the end of a trial Jussie probably would have just gotten community service and paid a fine because he was an alleged first time offender. He was arrested and charged in Los Angeles for lying to police and impersonating his brother when he was pulled over for a DUI.

"According to the city law department, the city of Chicago is seeking "immediate payment" of the $130,000 "expended on overtime hours in the investigation of this matter," adding that if the amount is not paid within 7 days the "Department of Law may prosecute" Smollett "for making a false statement to the City" or "pursue any other legal remedy available at law."

03/27/2019 The brothers are now refusing to tell their story. Empire or Smollett must have given them money. It would have to be over $100,000 because that's what their story would be worth. The brothers' attorney then quit.

Cast of Empire is up in arms over the situation. Most don't want Jussie back on the show. I personally feel having Jussie back on the show would hurt the show.

Here is a 22 page police report about the investigation. This was the last document released to the Chicago Tribune before they sealed the case.

Chicago police will be sending Jussie Smollett a bill for all of their expenses. Based on the above report that includes hotel stays for witnesses and others besides police officer hours.

03/26/2019 Jussie could still face federal charges for allegedly sending the threatening letter to himself. The FBI and USPS are still investigating. Smollett was a fool today to falsely state that he was exonerated. He was not exonerated. The charges were merely dropped, big difference.

Here is a link to the bond proffer. It's as text farther below by clicking here. It is the facts of the case. Per the bond proffer Jussie Smollett was guilty.

The DA states that Jussie Smollett was not exonerated. Smollett did fabricate the incident. Smollett will have to pay his two friends a lot of money to keep them  quiet. I bet they could get an easy $100,000 for their story. It truly is disgusting that Smollett stated he was cleared of all wrong doing. Not true.

"Although the charges were dropped, Magats made clear that "this was not an exoneration." When asked whether he believes Smollett fabricated the incident, Magats replied, "yes."

"To say that he was exonerated by us or anyone is not true," he said.

Chicago Mayor and police department are very mad that prosecutors dropped the case against Smollett.

"Chicago police and City Hall slammed prosecutors and Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after all charges were dropped against the "Empire" actor.

“From top to bottom this is not on the level,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “At the end of the day, it’s Mr. Smollett that committed this false claim.”

Chicago prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against Smollett just weeks after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.

"This is a whitewash of justice," Emanuel said.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the department was blindsided by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's decision to no longer press a case against Smollett for allegedly faking a hate-crime attack.

While Johnson and Emanuel said they were mad at prosecutors, their harshest words were aimed at Smollett.

"Is there no decency in this man?" Emanuel said."

After having the charges dropped Jussie Smollett is still lying about what happened, didn't happened. He should have kept quiet. This is going to backfire for Smollett.

This is a wild one. Below is Jussie Smollett's statement. After that we'll talk about reality. Jussie is either not very bright or he has narcissistic personality disorder. How in the world did he think he would be able to get away with this stunt?

“I would not be my mothers son if I was capable of doing what I was accused of,” Smollett said after prosecutors dropped all the charges. “I’d like nothing more than to just get back to work and move on with my life, but make no mistakes I will always continue to fight for the justice, equality, and betterment of marginalized people everywhere.”

"Cook County prosecutors agreed to drop the charges against Smollett at an unscheduled hearing in the case Tuesday morning. Smollett will forfeit the $10,000 bail he posted after his arrest."

The prosecutors agreed to drop the charges if Jussie Smollett forfeited the $10,000 bail. Judge granted a motion to seal the case. If Jussie Smollett were actually cleared, he wouldn't forfeit the $10,000.  The $10,000 is, I believe, to pay for the cost of the investigation. I believe the DA agreed to drop the charges because of the leaks in the investigation. Smollett could have argued that the leaks harmed him. One leak was that Smollett paid $3,500 to his two friends to stage the event. The check actually stated it was for fitness consulting. I believe in reality it probably was for them to stage the event.

From the DA. Notice they don't state he's innocent.

“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office stated in an email."

Police Supt Eddie Johnson is upset about the ruling. He wasn't even notified. I'm pretty sure this is the result of Smollett's attorney threatening to sue the City over the leak and press conference. I don't think Smollett is innocent. If he were, the two brothers would be arrested. I have no respect for Jussie Smollett at all.

What will be very interesting is if the brothers sell their story. I believe the brothers. Maybe Jussie will strike a deal, settlement with the brothers. I don't believe Jussie Smollett because he has a history of lying to police, see below. I don't believe Smollett is innocent.

03/08/19 It gets even more disgusting! Smollett's attorney Mark Geragos just stated that the police have the two people who committed this crime. Smollett is willing to state that his two black buddies committed the crime against him!! Justin "Jussie" Smollett is truly a disgusting person. He keeps digging his grave. He will not recover from this. He should have confessed earlier. Police already know that Smollett previously lied to police and tried to blame his own brother for his own crime of DUI.

Smollett indicted for 16 felony counts of filing a false police report of a hate crime. They are charging him for 16 counts because he made 16 separate lies. That's 1-3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for each lie. He does have a prior for lying to police. He's now facing a much longer prison time. Previously it was just one count but they decided to add the lies together. He did waste a lot of police resources but I think the potential of 48 years would be way too excessive. Case is The People of the State of Illinois v. Jussie Smollett case # 19CR-3104

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02/21/2019 I was told Jussie used his brother's name for a DUI in Los Angeles. I searched the court records. You can only find it by searching Jake Smollett. Jussie was charged with DUI, driving without a license and lying to police. Here is the case.

SMOLLET, JUSSIE (SMOLLETT, JAKE -ALIAS) 01 7VY03633 08/31/2007 Van Nuys Courthouse West (LAV)

Case Number:
Defendant Name: SMOLLET, JUSSIE 
Violation Date
July 19, 2007
Filing Date:
August 31, 2007
Van Nuys Courthouse West
Case InformationEventsBailSentencing Information

Count Charge Section Charge Statute Plea Disposition Disposition Date
01 23152(A) Vehicle Code Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 09/14/2007
02 23152(B) Vehicle Code Nolo Contendere Guilty/Convicted 09/14/2007
03 14601.1(A) Vehicle Code Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 09/14/2007
04 12500(A) Vehicle Code Nolo Contendere Guilty/Convicted 09/14/2007
05 31 Vehicle Code Nolo Contendere Guilty/Convicted 09/14/2007
06 529 SUB3 Penal Code Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 09/14/2007
07 40504(B) Vehicle Code Dismissed or Not Prosecuted 09/14/2007

Date Time Location Dept/Room Number Events
September 14, 2007 08:30 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West 103 ARRAIGNMENT
September 21, 2007 08:30 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West 103 SURRENDER
October 1, 2007 08:30 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West 103 PROOF OF DUI SCHOOL
December 28, 2007 08:30 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West 103 PROGRESS REPORT
March 25, 2008 09:00 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West CLK PROOF OF COMPLETION/FINE
April 11, 2008 09:00 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West CLK PROOF OF COMPLETION
April 28, 2008 09:00 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West CLK PROOF OF COMPLETION
May 5, 2008 09:00 AM Van Nuys Courthouse West CLK PROOF OF COMPLETION/FINE

Sentencing Information
SENTENCING DATE: September 14, 2007


(OR) Jail term instead of fine: (OR) Jail term instead of fine: 13 DAY(S) IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY JAIL
Additional Terms


Sentencing Information
SENTENCING DATE: September 14, 2007


(OR) Jail term instead of fine: (OR) Jail term instead of fine: 3 DAY(S) IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY JAIL
Additional Terms


Sentencing Information
SENTENCING DATE: September 14, 2007


(OR) Jail term instead of fine: (OR) Jail term instead of fine:
Additional Terms


Jussie Smollett removed from final episodes of Empire. Cast wanted him gone. He sure effed up his career and reputation. Statement from Empire.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us… Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply… While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Jussie went to the Empire set and stated as follows.

“I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls. I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.”

As the details come out it just gets worse and worse. Jussie kept the noose around his neck for 42 minutes after the assault. Common reaction would be to instantly remove it.

In dumb criminal news Jussie paid the brothers with a check! Jussie bought Extacy from one of the brothers via text! I bet he paid with another check. The brothers saved the receipt for the shit they bought to stage the crime!

Jussie Smollett was booked this morning at 5:00 a.m. in Chicago. He has a bail hearing later today. His motive for this stunt was to get a bigger paycheck from Empire. Now he'll be getting a lot less. Really dumb move for so many reasons. Police stated he made and sent the hate letter to himself.

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02/20/19  Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.

Illinois Statutes Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses § 5/26-1. Disorderly conduct
§ 26-1.  Disorderly conduct.
(a) A person commits disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly:
(4) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any manner to any peace officer, public officer or public employee a report to the effect that an offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed, knowing at the time of the transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed;
Violation is Class 4 felony. Sentence 1-3 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

I personally feel he should pay for all costs of the investigation no matter what the cost.

Here is the full, unabridged account of the police investigation into Jussie Smollett’s involvement in staging his own attack from the court documents:


Defendant: Jussie Smollett (DOB 6/21/82) – 36 years old Charge: Disorderly Conduct-False Report (Class 4 Felony)

The Defendant Jussie Smollet is an Actor and Singer-Songwriter, who currently appears as a character on the Fox television show “Empire.” Defendant Smollett currently resides in an Apartment in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.

The People expect the evidence to show that:

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Defendant Smollett received a written letter at the Cinespacc Chicago Film Studios, which is a facility on the Southwest Side of Chicago where the Empire Television Show is filmed. This letter contained written threats directed toward Defendant Smollett, and contained a then unknown white powdery substance. The letter also contained cut out letters pieced together which stated “Smollett Jessie you will die black f–“, and the word “MAGA” was hand written on the envelope where the return address is typically located. This powdery substance has since been determined to be crushed ibuprofen tablets. The letter also contained a drawing of a stick figure, which appears to have a rope around the neck and a gun pointed at it. Law enforcement authorities were contacted, and the letter was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is currently conducting forensic analysis of the letter.

In January of 2019, and at all times relevant hereto, Defendant Smollett was close friends with an individual by the name of Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo, who is 25 years old. Smollett and Abel initiated their friendship in the fall of 2017. During the course of this friendship, Defendant Smollett and Abel socialized together, exercised together, as well as worked together on the Fox television series Empire. Within that working relationship, Abel was a stand-in for a character named “Kai”, who is a love interest of Defendant Smollet’s character on the Empire TV Show. Additionally, text messages between Defendant Smollett and Abel revealed that Abel was a source of designer drugs for Defendant Smollett. Specifically, since the spring of 2018, on several occasions, Defendant Smollett requested Abel to provide him with “Molly”, which is a street name for the narcotic Ecstasy. Text messages generated by Defendant Smollett to Abel, specifically starting on the morning of January 25, 2019, reveal Defendant Smollett asking Abel when he would be leaving on his upcoming trip to Nigeria. This trip was scheduled to take place on the evening of January 29, 2019, and it had been planned by Abel and his brother Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo (27 years old) two months prior.

After Abel confirmed the date and time of his trip, Defendant Smollett texted Abel stating “Might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?” The two than made arrangements to meet at the Cinespace Studios that afternoon, where Defendant Swollen subsequently drove Abel home to Abel’s apartment in the Lakeview neighborhood. During the ride, Defendant Smollett indicated to Abel his displeasure with the Empire Studio’s handling of the racist and homophobic letter he received three days prior. Defendant Smollett then stated that he wanted to stage an attack where Abel would appear to batter him. Defendant Smollett also suggested that Abel’s older brother Ola assist him with the attack. Defendant Smollett had met Ola on several previous occasions through Abel. Additionally, Ola had also appeared as an extra of the Empire TV show. Abel and Ola are both dark skinned, black males, born in the United States. with Nigerian decent.

When Defendant Smollett and Abel reached Abel’s apartment at approximately 5:00 PM on January 25, 2019, Ola, who was then living with Abel, was summoned into Defendant Smollett’s vehicle. Once inside, Smollett asked Ola if he could trust him. When Ola said he could, Smollett detailed his plans of the attack to the brothers. Defendant Smollett stated that he wanted them to appear to attack him on the evening of January 28, 2019 near his apartment building in Streeterville. Defendant Smollett also stated that he wanted the brothers to catch his attention by calling him an “Empire F Empire N .” Defendant Smollett further detailed that he wanted Abel to attack him, but not hurt him too badly and give him a chance to appear to fight back. Defendant Smollett also included that he wanted Ola to place a rope around his neck, pour gasoline on him and yell “This is MAGA country.” Prior to the brothers getting out of Smollett’s car, Smollett provided Abel with a $100 bill to purchase the rope, gasoline, ski masks, gloves and red baseball caps which resemble the ones that say “Make America Great Again.” The ride from Cinescape Studios to the Osundairo brothers’ home and the meeting between Smollett and the brothers is corroborated by CPD POD videos and cellular phone tower data of Smollett’s phone number.

On the late morning of Sunday January 27, 2019, Swollen drove his vehicle back to the Lakeview neighborhood to pick up the brothers and show them the scene where he wanted the staged attack to take place. Smollett then drove the brothers to the corner of New Street and North Water Street in Chicago where the staged attack was to take place. This was just outside Smollett’s apartment building. Further details were provided by Smollett which included that the staged attack was to take place near the stairs on the southwest comer of New and North Water Streets at 10:00PM the following night. Smollett also instructed the brothers not to bring their cell phones with them. Smollett directed the brothers’ attention toward a surveillance camera on the corner, which he believed would capture the incident. There was a change in the plan that bleach was going to be used rather than gasoline during the simulated attack. Smollett then drove the brothers home and provided them with a $3500 personal check made payable to Abel, which was backdated to January 23, 2019. On the morning of January 28, 2019, the date of the planned incident, the brothers purchased the clothing items at a local beauty supply store and the rope at a nearby hardware store, using the $100 bill that Smollett had given them. These purchases were corroborated by surveillance video and a receipt. Abel also deposited Smollett’s check that same day in his own bank account. Later that evening, the plan had changed and the time of the attack had to be pushed back because Smollett’s flight into O’Hare Airport from New York had been delayed by four hours. Smollett’s plane eventually landed at O’Hare at 12:30 AM on January 29, 2019. At 12:49 AM, there was a phone call between Smollett and Abel which lasted three minutes. During this call, Smollett told Abel the attack would take place at exactly 2:00 AM at the preset location. Minutes later Ola ordered an Uber ride share to his home to leave for the crime scene. Cell phone records and Uber records confirm this call and the Uber ride.

The brothers then took the Uber to the 1400 block of North Wells where they exited the Uber and flagged down a taxi which took them to within three blocks of the arranged scene at approximately 1:22 AM. The taxi’s in-car video captures the brothers flagging the cab and riding in the back seat.

From approximately 1:22A.M. until approximately 2:03A.M., video evidence showed the brothers on foot in an area bordered by Lake Shore Drive on the east, Columbus Drive on the west, Illinois Street to the north, and the Chicago River to the south. Video evidence also showed that Smollett returned back to his apartment from the airport at approximately 1:30 AM. At 1:45 AM, Smollett left his building to walk to a nearby Subway restaurant at Illinois Street and McClurg Court At 2:00 AM, the brothers were at the intersection of New St. and North Water Street: however, Defendant Smollett did not arrive exactly at the preset time. The brothers then proceeded a quarter block north and waited near a bench until Smollett arrived, which was four minutes later. Surveillance cameras captured the brothers waiting at this location just prior to the staged attack. During Smollett’s interview on ABC’s Good Morning America which aired on February 14, 2019, he identified the people shown in a still of this surveillance video as his attackers. Also, during this interview, Smollett indicated that he was positive that these were his attackers. The two men in this video are in fact that Osundairo brothers.

It was at this time, that the brothers staged the attack of Defendant Smollett just how Smollett had instructed them. While the staged attack was occurring, a witness, who is an employee of NBC News Chicago, had just parked and exited her vehicle just around the corner from the location of the staged attack. This witness indicated that she heard nothing at the time the staged attack was occurring, despite the fact that Defendant Smollett told CPD detectives that his attackers were “yelling” racial and homophobic slurs at him, and he in turn was “yelling” back at them. The staged attack lasted 45 seconds, and it was just outside the view of the desired nearby camera that Smollett had pointed out to the brothers approximately 15 hours earlier.

Approximately one minute later, video evidence showed the brothers run from the location, southbound toward the Chicago River and westbound toward Columbus Drive. Video evidence also captured the brothers entering a taxi at the Hyatt Regency Hotel across the river at 02:10 A.M.

Video evidence then showed that at 2:25 AM, the brothers exit the taxi on the 3600 block of North Marshfield Ave. and walk northbound. This was only a few blocks from the brothers’ Lakeview apartment, which was also the original Uber pick up location to the staged crime scene. Video shows the brothers walking from where they were dropped off toward their home. Two minutes after the brothers exited the taxi, at 2:27 A.M., Defendant Smollett’s manager called the police to report the incident. At approximately 2:42 A.M., Chicago Police arrived at Smollett’s apartment. Chicago Police Officers observed that Smollett had a rope draped around his neck. This was captured on police body worn camera. Seconds later, Smollett asked the Police to shut off the cameras. Smollett then made a police report where he claimed he was the victim of an attack in which the offenders struck him while yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett also reported that the offenders placed a rope around his neck, poured a liquid chemical on him, and told him this is “MAGA Country.” Defendant Smollett also reported for the first time, that three days prior, on January 26, 2019, he received a phone call from an unidentified phone number in which an unidentified male caller stated, “Hey you little F—-” before ending the call. Smollett also told police that the incident happened near a camera, which he stated should have captured the attack. This is the same camera that Defendant Smollett pointed out to the Osundairo brothers in preparation of this staged attack. Smollett also told police that the initial and primary attacker (now known to be Abel Osundairo) was wearing a ski mask which covered his entire face, with the exception of his eyes and the area all around his eyes. Smollett stated to the police that he could see that the area around this person’s eyes was white-skinned. As stated earlier in this proffer, the Osundairo brothers are dark skinned male blacks. During the Good Morning America interview referenced earlier, Smollett stated “And it feels like if I had said it was a Muslim, or a Mexican, or someone black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me much more. A lot more…” These statements by Smollett further misled the police and the public to believe that his attackers were white.

On January 29, 2019 at 7:45 PM, just less than 18 hours following reported attack, Defendant Smollett placed a phone call to Abel and the duration of the call was five seconds. Two minutes later, Abel called back Smollett and the call lasted 1 minute and 34 seconds. The brothers then boarded their flight to Nigeria and left the country. On January 30, 2019 at 10:46 AM, Defendant Smollett called Abel, who was in Istanbul Turkey, and the duration of the call lasted 8 minutes and 48 seconds.

For the next two weeks, the Chicago Police Department investigated this matter as a Hate Crime. Chicago police were able to identify the Osundairo brothers as the alleged attackers through an extensive investigation using Surveillance Videos, Police Pod Videos, in-car taxi camera videos, rideshare records, credit card records, bank records, and a store receipt. On February 13, 2019, the brothers returned from Nigeria, landing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and they were detained by US Customs. Members of the Chicago Police Department then placed them into custody. That same evening, the Chicago Police executed a Search Warrant upon the Osundairo brothers’ residence where they recovered evidence which linked Abel to the Empire TV show. Chicago Police already had determined that Ola was affiliated with the show as well. Following their arrest and through consultation with their attorneys, the brothers agreed to cooperate in the investigation. As more evidence, such as text messages, phone records, social media records, bank records, surveillance video and the receipt from the purchase of the rope was obtained by investigators, the investigation shifted from a Hate Crime to a Disorderly Conduct investigation. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges of Disorderly Conduct against Defendant Smollett at 6:10 PM on February 20, 2019. At 5:00 AM this morning (January 21, 2019), Defendant Smollett was placed into custody at Area Central Chicago Police Headquarters."

His full interview of the alleged attack. Smollett: "You do such a dis-service when you LIE about things like this!" "I just want to believe that there'll be justice." His crocodile tears, bad acting, sheesh.

ORIGINAL: I'm writing this article because I just realized Jussie seems to have made up a biography that differs from reality. He said his mother was born in New Orleans when she was born in Texas. He said his father was a Russian, Polish Jew when he was born in the US as was his grandfather.

The last name Smollett means "small head" in English and Scotland. Original family is from Iasi, Romania. Original last name is Smilowitz which they changed in 1940. Second great grandfather of Jussie was Jacob Smilowitz Smollett was a bricklayer. His wife Rebecca Moscowitz was his wife.

Jussie Smollett aka Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett was born Justin Smollett in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California on June 21, 1982 at the Community Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs and 7 ounces. His two middle names are not part of his official name. "Jussie" is nickname for Justin. He may have added Langston because he played the part of poet Langston Hughes. I don't know where the Mikha comes in. His birth certificate says "Justin Smollett."

His father was Joel Smollett 1956 - 2015. His mother is Janet Faye Harris born 1952 in Texas. They were married 1975 in San Francisco, California. Janet was a checker at a sweater warehouse and Joel was a warehouseman and cable splicer for the phone company. Joel actually wrote a letter to the editor in the LA Times about the difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. His siblings are Joel "Jojo," Jazz, Jurnee, Jake and Jocqui. Below is a photo of the family.

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1999 in Los Angeles Joel filed to divorce Janet. It was basically granted then he may have dismissed it in 2003. They were in litigation from 1999 to 2003.Case Number:  LD029906, SMOLLETT, JOEL VS SMOLLETT, JANET, Filing Courthouse:   Van Nuys Courthouse East
Filing Date:  10/15/1999, Case Type:  Dissolution w/o Minor Children (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Statistical Disposition 11/24/2003

Janet is the one who got the kids into acting and modeling as babies. Jurnee was modeling diapers at the age of ten months. In other articles the kids said they wanted to go into acting and modeling. Sounds like the mother pushed them into it. There are also other stories where Janet said everyone kept saying her kids would pretty and cute enough to be in the movies then they decided to try it. All the kids started in the business very young.

His paternal grandparents were Peter Smollett 1930 - 2017 born in New York and Mollie Hirschenson 1929 also born in New York. His paternal great grandparents were David Lewis Smollett born in Romania 1898 - 1984, wife Dawlly Levy born in New York 1900-1975 and Irving Herschenson born in New York 1910-1981 and Gertrude Horowitz born in New York 1910-1980. His maternal great grandparents were John Harris and Grace Smith.

Below is the obituary of his paternal grandfather Peter Smollett who was in film industry.

"SMOLLETT, Peter Febmary 26, 1930 - February 19. 2017 Peter Smollett died on February 19, 2017 in Toronto a week before his 87th birthday Peter was born on February 26 1930 in Brooklyn, N Y , and grew up in Far Rockaway N Y He was the son of David Smollett and Dawley Smollett (nee Levy), both from Eastern European Jewish immigrant families At 19 years old in New York City, he apprenticed as a film editor He continued work in the New York film industry during the 1950'sand early 1960 s interrupted by some years working in Pennsylvania as an industrial worker and union organizer During that period he was married to Molly Smollett (nee Hirschenson) and had two sons. Jett and Joel In 1966 in New York he married Eleanor Wenkart Smollett a cultural anthropologist They moved to Regina Saskatchewan where both went to work at the University of Regina There they raised their daughter Rebecca For nearly two decades at the University of Regina Peter taught innovative courses on the politics of the mass media especially film and on the evolution of the role of artists in society In the 1990 s Peter and Eleanor retired to Toronto There they welcomed a son-in-law and two grandchildren into their lives Peter was a lifelong radical a trade unionist, civil rights activist self-educated person reader and polemicist Peter leaves his immediate family in Toronto his wife Eleanor Wenkart Smollett and his daughter Rebecca Smollett son-in-law David Ley and their children Abraham Ley and Yohanna Ley As well he is survived by his son from his first marriage Jeff Smollett the six adult children of his late son Joel Smollett and their children his sister Norma Goldwyn nephew Craig Goldwyn with wife Lou and niece Ann Goldwyn with husband Peter."

Jussie's great uncle Bernard Martin Hirschenson was also in the film industry for over 60 years.

"Hirschenson, Bernard Martin of Wanaque, New Jersey formerly of Ho-Ho-Kus, died peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the age of 87 years old from a brief illness. Born in Manhattan, NewYork on March 21, 1931 in a taxi cab to parents Isadore and Gertrude Hirschenson he was raised in the Bronx. He has lived in Wanaque for the past 12 years, before that he lived in Ho-H0-Kus for 40 years. Bernard was in the film industry for over 60 years making countless commercials, television movies and documentaries. His passion for the arts started at a young age and he pursued this in the army as a photographer and once out of the army he made this his full time career. Bernie lived the most amazing life traveling the world; photographing five presidents;meeting interesting people along the way and fulfilling his dreams. Not too many of us can be so lucky to say they loved their job. Bernie married his high school sweetheart Catherine in November of 1953 and their almost 65 years of marriage was one of his greatest gifts. Bernard was the proudest of his daughter Valerie and his two amazing grandsons Lucas and Matthew. He would talk about them to all his friends with that sparkle in his deep blue eyes. Everyone who met Bernie was touched by his sweetness, kindness, and his remarkable resemblance to “Santa Claus”. Bernie would not cut his beautiful white hair for a few months leading up to that special day in December. For many years Bernie would wake up before dawn and travel to New York City and help deliver gifts dressed in his bright red suit to the many children at the Hale House. This brought so much joy to him. In recent years, he continued this at the Lantern Restaurant, where he frequented often with Catherine, and the local Library. He loved to make people happy and we believe he did. Bernard is survived by his devoted wife Catherine, his daughter Valerie Davey (Christopher), of New Windsor, New York and his two grandsons, Luke and Matthew of NewWindsor, New York and his beloved sister Molly Smollett,of Las Vegas, New Mexico. His wonderful cousins, who he loved so much; his nieces and nephews and his many friends of the Wanaque Reserve. Bernard is predeceased by his parents and his sister Hazel Rosenthal and nephew Joel Smollett. The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Bernstein for his compassion and caringness to Bernie and his family during this very difficult time. They would also like to thank everyone who took care of him during his final days at the Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ. Everyone was just amazing, caring, and dedicated to his comfort and needs and reassuring which brought such comfort to us all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The family will be receiving visitors on Thursday,May 17th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at D’Agostino Funeral Home at 881 RingwoodAvenue, Haskell, NJ."

Below is his partial family tree. I will update this later today with the mother's side. Jussie's stories threw me off track. The original family name was Smilowitz which they changed to Smollett in 1940. That was the Americanized version of their name. David Smollett's parents were Jacob A Smilowitz Smollett 1865-1951 and Rebecca 1869-1951.

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