Jussie Smollett is All Washed Up

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9671008dj) Jussie Smollett Fox Upfront Presentation, Arrivals, New York, USA - 14 May 2018

Jussie Smollett, 37, is finished. His acting career is over. He may even go to jail.

All because he invented a stupid lie. And for some inexplicable reason, this dunce decided to tell that lie to the world.

Those who are wasting a lot of energy thinking he got away with his hoax are wrong. He got away with nothing.

Let’s Examine the Facts

First, he lost his acting gig. He starred in a TV show called Empire, where he made between $65,000-$130,000 per episode, according to published reports.

Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney confirmed to TVLine that Smollett won’t appear again on Empire.

According to IMBD, he is not appearing anywhere else. His acting career is in the toilet. Who would hire him with his baggage?

He is also an R&B singer. The sales of his music are flat. No one is buying his music because he is seen as a creepy impostor. People want authenticity in music.

He May Yet Go to Jail

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Republican Dan K. Webb will be special prosecutor looking into Smollett and his Democratic friends.

A special prosecutor – a Republican no less – in this Democrat town of Chicago – has been appointed to investigate the matter. A former US attorney, Dan K. Webb, was appointed special prosecutor last week to re-examine the Smollett case and why charges were dropped against him. He was appointed by Judge Michael Toomin, also a Republican, during a hearing in a Chicago criminal court.

Toomin ruled in June the case was rife with “unprecedented irregularities” and needed a special prosecutor to restore the public’s faith in the justice system. Webb has authority to convene a grand jury and bring new charges against Smollet or anyone else involved in the case.

Republican interest in the case does not bode well for Smollett who has strong anti-Trump leanings.

Smollett has called Trump “a pig, a racist, a horrible human being…. If anything, sadly, the person who was falsely elected to be president of the United States is actually the least patriotic person that we’ve seen in a long time.”

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Activist Jussie Smollett had a lot to say about the liar Donald Trump.

He told HuffPost, “I think that [Trump] is truly one of the worst people that has ever walked the face of this planet.…  …. a fascist dictator … and you’re gonna tell me that this doesn’t feel like the beginning of the Third Reich?”

What Can the Little Fella Do?

It is hard to imagine anything Jussie Smollett can do to get out of this mess. He continues to promote the lie that he was attacked and did not stage the hoax.

Every day – since he got caught  – he has to get up and continue telling the same lie to the world and living the same lie.  And fewer and fewer people listen. Who believes him? Maybe his mother. Maybe even she knows he’s lying.

It is a challenge. How long can a man live a lie before the world, pretending he is a victim when he staged an attack on himself to further his career by using and inciting racism and homophobia?

He could admit his mistake, admit he lied and beg forgiveness. The public, however, is not very forgiving – not when they are lied to the way Smollett lied.  He will never be trusted. Nothing he says will ever be taken on trust again.

His is a lifetime sentence. Even if he is not prosecuted, this will be always remembered about Jussie Smollett:  He wanted to set race against race, and people against each other – for himself. For his sole gain.

This dude is through. He’s all washed up.

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A weepy Jussie Smollett says he is a victim of white hate, racism, and homophobia.

And the legal entanglement goes beyond the new special prosecutor. The City of Chicago is suing Smollett in federal court for investigation fees [mostly overtime for officers] for $130,000. It is based on his lying and costing the city money. Smollett is defending himself saying it is not proven he lied and that the city has not proven that the overtime expenses are due to him anyway.

This will ultimately be settled or tried.

The Fool Fights on

Smollett hired a public relations group that last week emailed a statement to the media saying that “every iota” of his story to the police about being attacked by two white Trump supporters is 100 percent true.

The statement read, “Regardless of what is said by the city, every iota of information Jussie Smollett has stated has been fully corroborated by the police documents. Not documents from his PR or legal team but documents generated by the very people who continuously claim it as fact that he is guilty. But this requires people to look at the actual evidence which nobody seems to want to do.”

Is There Doubt It Was a Hoax?

Let’s give Smollett the benefit of the doubt for a moment and retell his story.

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Jussie Smollett did not take off the noose around his neck when he told police what happened to him.

We will use a timeline:

January 29, 2019

Chicago police report to Smollett’s Chicago residence around 2:45 a.m. CT.

Smollett, wearing a rope around his neck, tells them he was walking home from Subway in subzero weather at around 2 am when he was approached by two men who got his attention by calling him “Empire,” followed by homophobic and racial slurs.

He said they then began punching him in the face, placed the rope around his neck and poured bleach on him.

Smollett told police his assailants were wearing MAGA hats and yelled “This is MAGA country!” before running away from the scene.

While being interviewed by police, Smollett kept the rope around his neck as “evidence” of what happened.

After filing the report, he followed an officer’s suggestion to seek medical treatment and he went to the emergency room at Northwestern Medical Center. He was treated for minor bruises and was released.

Smollett later told the story to Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, adding some extra details.

He said he was on a food run when he heard someone trying to get his attention.

“I heard ‘Empire,’ and I don’t answer to ‘Empire.’ My name ain’t ‘Empire,’ and I didn’t answer,” he said. “I kept walking, and then I heard “(Faggot) ‘Empire’ (Nigger).’ So, I turned around and I said, ‘(What) the fuck did you just say to me?’

“And I see the attacker, masked and he said, ‘This MAGA country, Nigger’. Punches me right in the face. So I punched his (expletive) back. And then we started tussling and it was very icy. We ended up tussling by the stairs, fighting, fighting, fighting. There was a second person involved who was kicking me in my back, and then it just stopped. And they ran off.

“I look down and I see that there’s a rope around my neck.”

Smollett estimated the attack could’ve lasted 30 seconds.

“I noticed the rope around my neck, and I started screaming,” he told Roberts. “I said, ‘There’s a fucking rope about my neck.'”

Smollett said he could not give detailed descriptions of his assailants.

“I can’t tell you what color their eyes were, and I did not see anything except the second person I saw running away,” he said. “And the first person, I saw his stature. I gave the description as best as I could. You have to understand also that it’s Chicago, in winter. People can wear ski masks and nobody’s going to question that.”

January 30, 2019

At once, the Chicago Police Department began investigating the incident as a “possible” hate crime.  After reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance camera footage, Chicago Police found video of Smollett walking downtown but found nothing showing an attack.

They also found video of two people whom they called “persons of interest” because they were in the area at the time.  It turned out those two men left for Nigeria that very day.

In addition, it came out that Smollett had received a threatening letter sent to Fox’s Chicago studios, one week prior to the attack. It contained a white powder later determined to be Tylenol. {Police believe that Smollett sent the letter to himself.]

February 1, 2019

Right from the start, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx wanted to get out of prosecuting the case. In a text message between Foxx and her chief ethics officer, April Perry, Foxx asked how likely it would be for the FBI to take over the Smollett hate crime investigation.

Perry replied the FBI would be willing. “The only trick would be massaging CPD’s ego a little,” Perry wrote.

Foxx replied she was going to convince Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson of the FBI role.

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Kim Foxx, a Democrat, was elected in November 2016 and oversees an office of 800 attorneys and 1,500 employees.  She is endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party.

Foxx may have been persuaded to try to get the FBI to jump in on this after she had been in touch with Chicago attorney and Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, a Democrat who was advising Foxx on how to handle the matter.

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Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, the Democrat, Tina Chen wanted to help Jussie Smollett and Kim Foxx make the most of this curious situation. Her role will likely be investigated by Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.

Meantime, other prominent Democrats rushed to support Smollett. Chicago congressman Rep. Bobby Rush contacted FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting that the agency open “an immediate and sweeping civil rights investigation into the racist and homophobic attack” on Smollett.

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Bobby Rush saw the Smollet hate crime as an opportunity to pass legislation making lynching a hate crime.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged his colleagues to support Rush’s bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime.

Numerous celebrities wrote Smollett messages of support, including his Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson, who wrote on Instagram, “Hate will not win.”

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Taraji P. Henson said: “Hate will not win.” It is not clear if she thinks lies also will not win.

February  1, 2019 

In his first public statement after the attack, Smollett boldly said, “Let me start by saying that I’m OK. My body is strong, but my soul is stronger. More importantly, I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words….

“These types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily. I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident….  We will talk soon and I will address all details of this horrific incident but I need a moment to process. Most importantly, during times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It’s all I know. And that can’t be kicked out of me.”

February 2, 2019 

Within a few days of the attack, Smollett kept a previously scheduled performance at a Los Angeles club. He told fans, “I had to be here tonight, y’all. I couldn’t let those (expletives) win.”

“I fought … back” he said tearfully.

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Jussie Smollett gave a defiant concert just days after he said he was attacked. So brave.

February 13, 2019

The two men seen on surveillance video, identified as the Osundairo brothers, were arrested on Feb. 13 at O’Hare International Airport after returning from Nigeria. The Osundairos are US-born, of Nigerian descent and live in Chicago.

Investigators reviewed phone records between Smollett and the brothers, including calls from when the brothers were in Nigeria after the alleged attack.  During questioning, detectives learned that at least one of the brothers had appeared on “Empire”.

Abel had served as a stand-in for a character named “Kai”, who is Smollett’s love interest on “Empire.”  Text messages between Smollett and Abel show Smollett had requested him to provide him with the drug ecstasy.

For nearly 48 hours – the limit police could hold them – Ola Osundairo, 27, and Abel Osundairo, 25, were interrogated until, police said, they confessed: Smollett, whom they knew through “Empire” and working out together, had paid them to help him stage a hoax attack.

February 14, 2019 

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Jussie Smollett bears his soul on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts.

Meantime, Smollett, evidently unaware that his alleged attackers had been arrested, appeared on Good Morning America.

In a lengthy interview with Robin Roberts, Smollett said he would have been taken more seriously if only his assailants weren’t white.

“It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim, or a Mexican, or someone black, I feel like the doubters would’ve supported me a lot more, and that says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now,” Smollet said on TV.

Smollett got emotional too.

“It’s the attackers, but it’s also the attacks,” said Smollett, scolding Americans. “It’s not that you don’t believe this is the truth; you don’t even want to see this is the truth.”

As for the motivation behind his attack, Smollett guessed it was his opposition to that horrible man President Donald Trump, saying, “I can only go off of their words.”

Smollett told Roberts he gets “threatened all the time” through social media, acknowledging he is “sometimes maybe too outspoken, but it’s who I am.”

Smollett provided more details on the threatening letter he received at Fox’s Chicago studio, which is being investigated by the FBI.

He said he believed the letter was linked to his assault “because on the letter, it had a stick figure hanging from a tree with a gun pointing towards it with the words that said ‘Smollett, Jussie you will die,'” he said, adding that the return address was simply listed as “MAGA.”

The prospect of his attackers not being brought to justice brought Smollett to tears.

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“I was talking to a friend and I said, ‘I just want them to find them.’ And she said, ‘Sweetie, they’re not going to find them.’ That just made me so angry because (that means) I’m just gonna be left here with this? They get to go free and go about their life and possibly attack someone else, and I’m here, left with the aftermath of this bull? That not cool to me, that’s not OK.

“So, I understand how difficult it will be to find them but we gotta. I still want to believe, with everything that has happened, that there’s something called justice…. I will never be the man this did not happen to. I am forever changed, and I don’t subscribe to the idea that everything happens for a reason, but I do subscribe to the idea that we have the right and responsibility to make something meaningful out of the things that happen to us – good and bad.”

February 15, 2019

The following day, little Jussie’s world began to fall apart.

Anthony Guglielmi of the CPD said the two “persons of interest” are in custody but have not been charged with a crime. After being held for nearly 48 hours, the men were released without being charged.  But police said the “investigation had shifted” following interviews with them.

Police said the men, two Nigerian nationals, worked with Smollett on the set of “Empire,” which was filmed in Chicago.

Smollett’s lawyers replied, “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” adding that one of the brothers was Smollett’s personal trainer. [The little liar was prepared to pretend that he did not know that it was his friends, the Osundairo brothers, who attacked him.]

Police also said that Smollett was now being investigated as a suspect for allegedly orchestrating his own attack.

“Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony),” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter.

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Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that Smollett was a suspect in his own attack. Bad news for Jussie.

February 16, 2019

Police said the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned the two brothers. The brothers told Chicago police that they were paid $3,500 by Smollett to stage the attack on him.

Smollett’s attorneys issued a statement saying Smollett would continue to cooperate with police but felt “victimized” by reports that he might have been involved in the attack.

“Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying,” a statement from Smollett attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson said.

Adding to the appearance of Smollett’s guilt, police said they found records in the Chicago home of one of the brothers that showed they purchased rope from a hardware store that was used in the alleged attack.

February 17, 2019

With the bad news of Smollett looking like he may have staged his own attack and having wanted to bail from the very start, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced she was recusing herself from the investigation.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,” Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for Foxx, said in a statement.

Instead of removing her entire office from the probe, Foxx appointed her top deputy, Joe Magats, to act in her stead.

February 18, 2019

In a statement issued by Smollett’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, the lawyers confirmed to USA TODAY that Smollett knew the Osundairo brothers and employed one as his trainer to get him physically ready for a music video.

Furthering the lie, Smollett’s attorneys said Smollett was “angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity.”

February 20, 2019

Hours after a follow-up interview with Smollett’s legal team, police classified him as a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report and presented evidence to a grand jury which approved felony charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

Smollett was charged by police with one Class 4 felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.


February 21, 2019

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Jussie Smollett was arrested, jailed briefly, then released on bond.

Smollett turned himself in, was arrested and briefly jailed, before being released on $100,000 bond.

At a press conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters that Smollett staged the attack to look like a hate crime in order to “take advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson minced no words in his public statement — Jussie Smollett was guilty of faking his own attack.

Johnson said, “First Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial homophobic and political language. When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack… The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked….  I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’ Why would anyone – especially an African-American man – use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations.”

Johnson added, “Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who is in need of support by police and investigators as well as the citizens of this city. … I’m offended by what happened and I am also angry.”

March 7, 2019

It went to a grand jury and within weeks a felony indictment was filed against Smollett in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleging 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct, namely filing a false police report.

In a four-page court document laying out the allegations, prosecutors allege Smollett hired brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, to buy masks and a rope — transactions recorded on surveillance video.  Smollett instructed Abel to “not hurt him too badly and give him a chance to appear to fight back,” according to the filing.

March 11, 2019

The attorney for the Osundairo brothers, Gloria Schmidt, said the brothers were duped by Smollett.

“This entire thing started because they put their trust in the wrong person, someone who works with them, someone who could help their careers, and then he betrays them,” she told “CBS This Morning..

“They felt their friend would not put them in a situation where they are now labeled as someone who would commit a hate crime. They did not know that their loyalty to him would be betrayed. They find themselves in a situation where they are tremendously regretful.”

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The Osundairo brothers claim they did not know what Jussie Smollett was planning to do. They trusted him and played along – for a fee of $3,500 – to pretend to beat him up.

She said the Osundairo brothers have a $3,500 check Smollett gave them.

Schmidt told CBSN that the brothers are cooperating with the investigation conducted by Chicago police and confirmed the brothers cooperated with the grand jury examining the case. She also confirmed that they are not facing any charges.

“This entire thing started because they put their trust in the wrong person,” Schmidt said. “You have someone here who is a celebrity type, someone who is in a position of trust, someone who works with these people, someone who is able to help their careers if he so wants to, and then he betrays them.”

She said her clients “manned up” and testified in front of a grand jury.

March 14, 2019 

Smollett returned to court to enter a not-guilty plea before Judge Steven G. Watkins.

March 23, 2019

Meantime, behind the scenes, powerful forces were at work to thwart police efforts to prosecute Smollett.  An email from Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, to assistant state’s attorney Risa Lanier concerned discussions to end the prosecution of Smollett.

“Jussie flew in this morning and is going to do 15 hours of volunteer work at PUSH over the weekend. I will call you Monday morning about advancing the matter to judge (sic) Watkins on Tuesday or Wednesday for dismissal as outlined,” Smollett’s attorney wrote. “I will also have some proposed language for you to review as well.”

March 26, 2019

It worked.

The State Attorney’s Office moved to drop all 16 counts in the Indictment. The Court granted the motion and dismissed the case against Smollett.

Foxx said the practice of dropping charges in exchange for community service and restitution is not uncommon for the Class 4 felonies that Smollett was charged with. Foxx also said the community’s anger over Smollett’s allegedly false story was no reason to prosecute him, adding she preferred to save prosecutors’ resources for “the most serious crimes.”

She also said the charges were excessive.

“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 [of $100,000] to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” read a statement from the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, sent to USA TODAY by her spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton.

Smollett’s legal team issued a statement, stressing that the charges were dropped, and not because of a plea deal.

The Fool Gets a Reprieve

So Jussie enjoyed a few months of freedom and time to continue to claim he was a true victim.  It looked like he might live this down with nothing being settled one way or the other.  Then the Republican special prosecutor was appointed last week and will now reopen the investigation.

Based on the partisan nature of the investigation, Smollett’s future looks a little grim.  Someone will have to explain why the charges were dropped and at some point, the full lie may be exposed.

The Osundairo brothers will likely testify again before a grand jury and this time, there will be no friendly Democratic prosecutor to arrange to drop the charges so they never tell their side of the story.

Foxx herself may have to testify.

And Smollett will be on center stage again – to defend his lie.  He won’t likely be able to wiggle out a second time.

If not for the special prosecutor this may have died out with a cloud around Smollett lingering but nothing definite to prove it one way or the other.  Now the whole thing will be minutely examined by Republicans, not friendly Democrats.

Smollett is about to go through the wringer once again and you can best believe this time there will not be a sudden dropping of charges in the case.

The public has the right to know if this rascal made up the whole story. And if he did – how deranged he was – since he could have caused great race hatred and homophobic turmoil.

It is now police against prosecutor [The Chicago police want Foxx’s head], Republicans against Democrats. The truth versus a liar or liars.

The conflict itself promises fulsome revelations.

One wonders, if Jussie Smollett could wake up again on the morning of January 28, would he do it all over again?

Would he tell the same lie?


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  • The thing that I find funniest about this whole story is this; prior to this, nobody knew who he was, nobody. I find the claim that 2 racist, white Trump supporters targeted him is fucking laughable… If there’s 1 demographic of people who 100% DO NOT watch Empire, let alone know who TF he was prior to ANY of this, it without a doubt would be “racist white Trump supporters”. Have some damn common sense people. Do you honestly believe that racist white people would ever watch a show with a predominantly black cast? Really?? I’m a white republican man, IDGAF WHO could have orchestrated this shit, guilty is guilty. I couldn’t care less that he’s black & gay. Shit doesn’t affect me in the slightest. If fuckin “Caitlin Jenner” did this, or even someone I knew personally had done this, guilty is fucking guilty. Stop pushing all this BS racist, homophobic rhetoric. The people that claim being victimized or characterized the most in any situation are usually those who promote it the most.. In ANY situation, not just this.

  • Great report. Yes, he has a life sentence even if he’s not in jail. He’s lost all his perks and entitlements. His mother is probably ashamed of him but must support her son. Do you hear the big silence from the family? It wouldn’t be so if they truly believed him. What family member stays quiet if they feel the police have wronged their loved one these days?

  • I’m surprised that such an odd sideshow has gotten so much attention.

    It’s a strange case for which there is still no satisfactory explanation, or theory. It may turn out to be one of those human situations that is too driven by irrationality to really make sense of. It also seems like it may be an attempt to pull off what might be called seen as a sort of small-scale conspiracy, or even what might be called a false flag operation, that was very poorly executed.

    This mess may in part be a result of the African-American community covering for their own, as also happened in the R. Kelly case. But in some ways that’s not a whole lot different what the Catholic community did regarding pedophile priests historically. It’s also similar to what we see in a more dispersed way, when the well-off and their children get kid glove treatment from suburban police departments and judges; or when elite private schools let sexual predators shuffle quietly along. Somewhat related, in the business world, a surprising number of cases of embezzlement and theft are never reported to law enforcement and just swept under the rug. These things are not a matter of ideology or ethnicity specifically, as much as the lingering dysfunctions of human social structures.

    It does have shades of what we see in the NXIVM and Epstein cases, as well.

  • It sounded made up…not real and he isn’t a good liar at all. The attack was a fraud for a money greedy sick person.

  • First off, who know if it’s a lie or not. Secondly, if it is he isnt the worst person who ever didnt anything that bad. You got people who mess with little kids sexually or abuse them, government officials, and the president of the united states do bullshit and lie yet yall not bashing them. Yall is fake and dont know shit.

    • It is a lie. There’s plenty of evidence supporting that he is a big fat liar. In a court of law, a jury— after being shown evidence, thought that the brothers were innocent. No one is saying that abusing children is okay and what Jussie did was. It. But he tried to set people against each other – race against race and people against people for his own selfish gain!
      He is a criminal and a Grade A asshole.
      Y’all, “Anonymous” is fake and ignorant and wouldn’t know your own asshole if it blew a smelly fart in your own face,
      you idiotic Butt Nut.

  • I’ve learned to never underestimate the lengths to which a pathological narcissist will go to get attention. They can never get enough to satisfy the desire. They always want more. Acting on TV and singing didn’t bring him as much as he wanted, and I think that this stunt was just an attempt to get more. There may have been other motives behind it, but this was certainly one.

    A Narcissist’s Prayer:

    That didn’t happen.
    And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.
    And if it was, that’s not a big deal.
    And if it is, that’s not my fault.
    And if it was, I didn’t mean it.
    And if I did… You deserved it.

    – Anon.

  • What about that threatening letter he received; the FBI is investigating whether or not he sent it to himself, but I haven’t heard anything more about it. Does anyone know anything? If he did write it, that’s pretty damning in itself.

  • this is gone on long enough. Lori aka aunt Becky, and her little dog jussie should pay the price jail. they both lied to the world. now the could loss a whole lot more. 😥😥

  • Has it happened yet? Has CNN called Smollett yet and offered him a newscasters job ? The fake news couldn’t get any better. He would be a wonderful addition, or a sidekick for Don Lemon or Anderson Cooper. Maybe they could have them all on TV at the same time (the CNN view) having their sissy fits. The LGBTQ ratings would go through the roof ! This liar needs to go to jail. He pitted Americans against Americans. He made the city of Chicago look bad. He made liberals look very bad, showing everyone how some liberals will lie to push their false agenda. Forgiveness my ass. This could have and may have caused a lot of problems on the streets of the windy city with retaliatory and copycat crimes. People that make these false statements of crime are as bad as the people who commit crimes like this. I happen to agree with another poster who suggested that Smollett should be charged with a hate crime. Thanks for watching CNN and goodnight.

  • The only thing I truly took away from this article is that the writer is working for the Chicago Police Department and is doing their dirty work to continue to prosecute Smollett in the court of public opinion! Superintendent Eddie Johnson started this lie of Smollett faking a hate crime, and the CPD continues to call up the media and ask them to keep putting out negative information about this case! They know that we are a society of people hooked on clickbait articles and negative stories. Social media has become so mean and negative! The CPD is well known for setting people up, and this is just one more set up that is being fueled by the flames of news reporters helping them to do their dirty deeds! The CPD has from day one violated Smollett’s constitutional right to a fair trial. They put out false information, edited videos, false statements, and tainted evidence all to pull the public on their side and discredit Smollett so he couldn’t have a fair trial! Some people haven’t even taken the time out to read the case files released to the public but still have an opinion of Smollett guilt all because they only get negative information from the news media so he must be guilty! We know the CPD is corrupt but they must be telling the truth about Smollett! Please! I read the report and I will continue to believe Smollett, because all of the evidence collected in the case only point to two people and Smollett is not one of the two! Eddie Johnson is a huge lier and he should be the one under investigation. Not Kim Foxx!

    • Venita…You should’ve provided an alert, I just did spit coffee all over the place. Your reply is more entertaining than many things I’ve read here to date.

      I didn’t think there was anybody more stupid than Jussie, But apparently ….there is! You walk among us.

      If you haven’t seen it you really need to watch the Dave Chapelle special, he goes into great detail about this particular subject.

    • Jussie Smollett is obviously not only mentally ill, but also so incredibly arrogant that he won’t admit his stupid lie. It’s hard to have any empathy or anything for such a person. He will end up panhandling for money and food. He made his bed. Now he will lay in it!

  • Thank you, Frank, for this candid untangling of the Smollett conundrum. This is truely stranger than fiction and it is worth following to the very bitter end. Please do us a favour, turn the search light on the developing stranger-than-fiction sister saga: The Ilhan Omar story. The twist and turn of the Omar saga deserve your professional scrutiny and attention. I pity Smollett’s parents!
    Proverbs 17: 21; Proverbs 17:25; Proverbs27:22.

  • What a disgraceful farce this whole system is…
    Americans have become heartless…
    I don’t care that the Police used valuable time….like they’re always working minute to minute around the clock. They barely do their job anymore with many of their faces buried in their phones while on duty oblivious to their surroundings. I see them driving in their squad cars while talking on the phone which is illegal I thought. Yet they aren’t being tried or ticketed. God forbid this entity would police itself. Drunk cops in bars getting into fights. When did the Police get so righteous? And I can tell you I come from a family of officers. Stop being such bad losers of the judicial system. The city Police lost and what’s more no one died or was injured during the process. Smollett or whatever his name is made an egregious error and whether he got caught or not he will always be a victim or a martyr depending on the decisions of the courts. As if the city of Chicago doesn’t already have enough violence…Jeez.
    People make mistakes as everyone does and sometimes you even get away with your annual expense reports every April 15. No one is ever entirely honest especially the Police. Get over it and move on, everyone on all sides! Some Judaea-Christian nation this is… whatever happen to forgiveness? Or throwing the first stone.
    Americans and the robotic heartless bastards we’ve all become. What a shame!

    • Everything you say is true… What does that have to do with this in particular? What exactly did the Chicago police lie about, in this case here? Where are your facts? To use a huge broad brush to just slam every police department doesn’t bolster your position whatsoever.

  • This has to become a movie and call it “Lying Liberal Fagot & It’s Democratic Demon Connection” Then send the little bitch to the penitentiary where he/she will be “The Queen of The Hop” and you best believe Jussie will be “As Happy As A Sissy In BoysTown”!

    • Everytime this guy gets a new article, and they fail to mention HIS PREVIOUS PLED GUILTY TO convictions I will. He was charged with DWI and Claimed he was his brother, and thus charged with lying to kaw enforcement . He pled guilty to BOTH. So when that over stuffed Chipmonk with a wig held a press and LIED about him having no previous convictions, the start of the second civil war started. I have yet to see somebody charge that butt ugly wildebeast with a legal ethics violation.


  • I’ve been reading your blog for a while and it’s great but…what relevance does Jusse Smollett have to NXIVM? I’d rather see you write about Ramtha or better yet: One Taste. Lay off such random subject matter or else you’ll come off like a far right follower of Alex Jones.

  • You’re a terrible writer…. You’re too biased in your story. Why call him a dunce. It’s not in your hands to determine that, screw u. Don’t tell people what to think of him. Hate him all i want but he’s one of the best character in empire. I literally watch empire because if him.

    • Terry, you’re a terrible writer…. “I literally have watch empire [sic] because if [sic] him.” Smollett is one of “the best character [sic] in empire [sic]? You must be in the same Dunce classroom with Smollett. Frank called Smollett a dunce because Smollett is a dunce. Frank can have an opinion, what’s your problem?

  • The person writing this article misspelled the idiot’s first name dozens of times. One has to wonderif this was on purpose. When quoting interviews, the name is spelled correctly. Weird.

  • You must know in your heart, Frank that Jussie has talent. He’s a songwriter, composer, actor, and more. Regardless of anyone’s opinion, he will be able to write and sell music under any name he chooses. There will be a market and he’ll make money. The second issue is once a person has been charged with a crime and those charges have been settled, the prosecutor is not supposed to get a 2nd bite out of the apple. It’s not good for anyone. Last but not least, do we really need to waste those resources, time and money could be much better spent.

    As far as I’m concerned, I do not know what happened. I do not know that these brothers were not simply jealous of Jussie and indeed attacked him anonymously because they were not getting more than a stand-in gig and money for personal training. The world’s a crazy place and people do crazy things and I saw no proof that he perpetrated this crime. I did see a nation rush to judgment, something God explicitly tells us not to do.

    I’m sure you have better things to write about. Journalism is supposed to be non-partisan.

    • 1. Of course the convict crowd will support Smollett, because they don’t give a f*ck that Blacks are shooting each other dead in Chicago by the hundreds every single year. With all of the deaths and abortions, it’s a shrinking crowd.

      2. You would be right if Smollett had been found not guilty in a trial, but it never got that far. Therefore, there was no 2nd bite out of the apple. Plus, if there was corruption, it’s game on.

      3. Smollett is the one who wasted the resources, as the police started the investigation looking for the perps, but it looks like HE was the perp. The police should have ignored it from the git-go, just another n!gger complaining about getting beat up, right? Move along, nothing to see here.

      The problem with the brothers is that Smollett paid them with his personal check. They bought all of the supplies at the same store, the MAGA hats, the rope, the masks, etc. It’s all on video.

      Non-partisan journalism! That’s a good one!

    • Donna,

      “I do not know that these brothers were not simply jealous of Jussie and indeed attacked him anonymously”….

      Donna…. Those brothers are huge …. they would’ve beaten the fuck out of Jussie Smullet.

      Are you kidding or are you a troll?

  • Racism has no place because there is no race. There’s only people. Juicy continues to lie about his hate crime. Sad & pathetic.

  • The big story is always left out. This was the morning of the polar vortex….temp was minus 20 and falling.. Continuous warnings…stay.inside. .

  • Too bad, so sad! He gets what he deserves! Basically, he comes to our town to start his shenanigans! Well, this town needs to shut him down. What the hell was he thinking? We do our due diligence when it comes to crazy ass accusations! Go home cause you ain’t wanted here no more!

  • If you acted in a high school play where your character is tossed around, beat up, and yelled at those actions Really Did Happen. Jussie tells himself he is not lying because his frosty morning “play” with his Paid Acting Troop actually DID happen as he described.

  • Funny, Jussie continuously exploits his “Black & Gay” victimhood, but, sadly, all his commrades in the Farrakhan / Omar / Sarsour / BDS Party preclude him from exploiting any of his Jewish Heritage.

    • Farrakhan aka Calypso Louis

      Farrakhan first came to fame by calling Hitler “a great man.”
      Need one say more about Farrakhan?
      Farrakhan is a part of the evil crew that has turned the South Side of Chicago into an ethnic battle zone.
      Together with Minister Jesse Jackson and the goofy Catholic Priest Michael Pfleger and Obama’s Minister Jeremiah Wright, the South Side of Chicago is a non-stop carnival.

      Father Pfleger’s comments about Sen. Hillary Clinton

  • Great article, Frank.

    Too bad that liberals like Flowers & Heidi are probably secretly supporting Jussie and hoping that he can wiggle out of this new mess he’s in with the special prosecutor.

    Liberals have no common sense.

    For example… They scream ‘BLOODY MURDER’ about Trump saying ‘grab that pussy’ on audio —- yet they forgive Bill Clinton for allegations of rape and sexual harassment against no less than SEVEN women. LOL.

    In other words, idiots like Flowers actually think that a guy bragging on audio tape (that women ALLOW HIM to grab their pussy) is WORSE than a guy who actually rapes or sexually harasses a long string of real women.

    Liberals are sad and pathetic beings.

    That’s probably why Flowers is one of Canada’s most prolific cat ladies.

    Her little furry creatures can’t gaslight her like conservative men can. LOL. 🙂

    • Awww…Retard got his feelings all hurt when I outed him as the effeminate author of the Monte Blu posts.

      Meanwhile, I still never got an answer to explain why the previous article about Smollett claims that he was texting the brothers while they were in Nigeria a few days after the attack. This makes no sense to me , especially since he knew the police had wanted to see his phone records following the attack. Is Smollett really this stupid? Hmmmmm

      I also have to wonder why the Frank Report is showing such a strong degree of hate towards Smollett, even if he did plan the attack himself. There are so many worse criminals in the news, including Trump and his creepy sidekick Roger Stone, so its bizarre that Frank is so focused on Smollett.

      Though, I guess its a typical Roger Stone strategy to demonize someone in order to deflect attention away from one’s own crimes. Right, Roger and Bangkok?

      • Yes, Smollett really is that stupid. Smollett tried to start a race war and get the Blacks to not vote for Trump, which could cause him to lose the election. That’s a pretty big deal in my book. I think the rest of us can walk and chew gum at the same time, even if you can’t.

        • What world do you live in?! J. Smollett did no such thing! A race war?! Wow! You’re really reaching there! This is the kind of fake information that has gotten around and no one knows all the facts in this case because people keep coming up with their own outlandish scenarios like yours!

          • the 2016 event left him and many others with an incurable case of butt hurt. Those that cannot get over it, have a completely clouded perspective on trying to right their ship. Even to the extent they do stupid shit and say stupid shit, ..All they can still see is red.

            two dudes in MAGA hats?….in CHICAGO?? hahahahahaha….yeah right.

      • P.S., Chicago is the one place Trump didn’t campaign because of a riot-like atmosphere during the campaign. He was literally on his way there and decided to not visit. Chicago is a powder keg, all it takes is a spark, good thing Smollett is all wet.

      • Flowers,

        Roger Stone, unlike Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, has never been accused of rape.

        Swinging between consenting adults is not a crime.

        Maybe you should try it sometime so you aren’t so miserable. 😉

        • Roger’s perverted sex life may not be criminal (as far as we know…) but many of his other activities are, which is why he was indicted. Correct?

          I’m pretty sure you’re one of Roger’s little “helpers” Niceguy. You might be getting a little worried now that his littlest “helper” had been charged with a felony.Hey…. perhaps you could post some craigslist swinger ads and cheer yourself up.

  • Frank,

    Thank you for reporting the truth.

    When the story first broke regarding Jussie Smullett I was very skeptical because hardcore racists would not just pour bleach on you and put a noose around your kneck without giving you a severe beating.

    How does one escape with a noose around your neck?

    I used to wrestle if you control the neck/heas you control the body. A rope noose is the ultimate headlock or chokehold.

    Side note: Fishing…..
    Incidentally Frank the hangman’s noose is the best knot for fishing because it does an excellent job of distributing the force and protecting the line.

    • He escaped with a noose around his neck because the brothers stated that they got scared because they saw a car coming up the street so they ran thinking that maybe the person driving the car had seen what they were doing and called the cops. They ran to keep from getting caught! If it was a staged attack like they told CPD, why did they run?! The witness did say she saw the two brothers running away, but she didn’t see the fight. Just Jussie picking up his earphone, and phone from the ground and she saw snow all over his back!

      • Good point, Venita. I also find his purported text messages very fishy, especially after that last FR article which deliberately tried to misrepresent them. I would not have paid any attention to those texts if the author of that article hadnt lied about them. Very odd….

        • Good point, you say? LOL.

          I hate to embarrass you and Venita, but you’re FORGETTING that they PURPOSELY staged it to happen in FRONT OF A STREET CAMERA —- so that it could be caught on surveillance video and later shown on CNN 24 hours per day, thus anointing Jussie into sainthood with the liberal media.


          They were too stupid to realize that the camera was recording in the OPPOSITE direction and missed their fake attack, LOL, even though the camera was located right above them.

          What’s my point?

          OF COURSE they pretended to run away after it happened, duh, BECAUSE they THOUGHT the surveillance camera was recording everything and that the police would be viewing those tapes.

          Duh, Flowers. 🙂

          Duh, Venita. 🙂

          What a couple of children you two are, for not realizing this.

          Now don’t you feel dumb? 🙂

          Also, OF COURSE they wanted to RUN AWAY even if no camera was watching.


          Cuz if they got caught at the scene staging a hoax like that, they’d be in hot water with police.


          That’s why they also left the fucken country and went to Nigeria for a while so that things could die down a bit. They wanted to AVOID detection. They fled the scene and the country.

          Yet they spoke with Jussie from Nigeria, LOL.


          It’s funny how you 2 idiots can’t see any of this common sense.

          Jussie’s goose is cooked. Sorry, his career is going down in flames.

          I bid you a nice day. 🙂

  • Fantastic read Frank, thanks. This is a perfect example of someone intentionally screwing up their life! What a loser! Self created misery. Betting there was a time not so long ago, when “Juicy’s” biggest wish was to just get a role in anything he auditioned for? Empire is a pretty big show. It seems it didn’t take his ego too long to feel he’d outgrown his contribution? Greed. Plain and simple. Stupidity. Of the highest order. Anecdote: You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone…..Never look a gift horse in the mouth….Don’t bite off your nose to spite your face…A bird in the hand…..Karmic rule says he’ll probably spend the rest of his life making $12/hr.

  • “Boo Hoo Hoo
    I got caught.
    Feel sorry for me.”

    Jussie Smollet is just another spoiled brat celebrity caught up in a web of lies.
    Right, fans of Allison Mack?

    Note to New Yorkers: the only way for New York State to purge itself of the taint of NXIVM is to appoint a Special Prosecutor like Dan Webb to investigate the public officials who were in the pocket of NXIVM and Clare Bronfman.

    To understand the full ramifications of the Smollet hoax one must understand the warped world of America’s identity politics.
    It turns out that two-thirds of so called Hate Crimes are HOAXES!

    Hate Crime Hoaxes Are More Common Than You Think
    A political scientist found that fewer than 1 in 3 of 346 such allegations was genuine.

    “When I asked Wilfred Reilly about last week’s appointment of a special prosecutor in Chicago to take up the Jussie Smollett case, he was cautiously optimistic. Mr. Reilly is author of a new book, “Hate Crime Hoax,”

    But America is ruled by a cabal of hateful Liberal Democrats who have an agenda to denigrate White Americans and Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans.
    And then these Democratic Ghouls set women against men and gays against straights.
    These Liberal Democrats gin up ethnic and social groups to hate each other.
    That’s the only way that the Liberal Democrats can cram their Marxist poison down America’s throat.

    Only “Black Lives Matter”.
    Anyone who says “All Lives Matter” is a racist.

    And through their control of academia and the media these Liberal Democrats indoctrinate and manipulate Americans, particularly young people.
    Will Robin Roberts and ABC News apologize for spreading Jussie Smollet’s hateful, racist hoax around America?
    Don’t bet on it.

    Now Bobby Rush is a unique Congressman.
    When he was younger he was a member of the racist Black Panther Party.
    In 2000 Barack Obama ran against Rush in the Democratic primary and lost because Obama is too white.
    Obama is half white and talks like a white person so he can’t be considered a genuine black to some black people.

    And the group that Smollet agreed to do community service for is Operation PUSH, Jessie Jackson’s front group.
    Reverend Jackson is Chicago’s Holy Man who fathered a child out of wedlock.
    But Reverend Jackson can preach up a storm about morality and racism.

    Jackson’s half brother Noah Robinson won several franchises with Wendy’s thanks to agitation from Operation Push.
    Robinson then fudged the receipts and cheated Wendy’s.
    Robinson also associated with the El Rukn street gang, a gang with ties to Libya’s Muammar Gadaffi.
    And Reverend Jackson’s half brother was convicted in a murder for hire scheme.

    Matt O’Connor, Tribune Staff Writer

    “Moments after giving a confident thumbs up to a courtroom supporter, former Chicago businessman Noah Robinson was convicted Thursday for a second time in five years on racketeering, narcotics and murder-for-hire charges.

    A federal jury also convicted his co-defendants, four high-ranking El Rukn street gang leaders, on the most serious charges facing them.

    Robinson, who has been in custody since 1989, was convicted of linking up the notorious street gang known as El Rukn with cocaine and heroin suppliers for the gang’s lucrative drug trade.”

    Reverend Jackson’s son, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior, was convicted of embezzling campaign funds to decorate his office and personal home.

    So Jussie Smollet hangs out with the crooked Jackson/ Operation PUSH gang.
    As the saying goes, “Scumbags of a feather hang out together.”

    Right away speculation as to who fixed the Smollet case centered on Michelle Obama and her sleazy Chinese American lawyer Tina Chen.

    Crony State: Obamas’ Chicago Fixer, Tina Tchen
    March 27, 2019 6:30 AM

    She’s been in the middle of many questionable episodes.
    How did hate-crime huckster Jussie Smollett get away with it? All crooked roads in Chicago lead back to the Obamas.

    Think how much fun Chicago will be when marijuana becomes legal next year.
    Can legalized prostitution be around the corner for Chicago?

    Jussie Smollet is right about one thing:

    This story has a hateful, racist pig in it.

  • “The public has the right to know if this rascal made up the whole story. And if he did – how deranged he was – since he could have caused great race hatred and homophobic turmoil.”


    It disgusts me to thing he would get away with this charade.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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