Jussie Smollett Calls Out Prosecutor For Saying The ‘N-Word’ During False Hate Crime Trial: You’ve Been Saying That Word A Lot
Jussie Smollett’s trial seems to be off to a scandalous start.
Former actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged false police report trial opened with some shocking moments. In a recap of today’s events, a court reporter alleged that a special prosecutor by the name of Dan Webb would say the “N-word” as he read Jussie’s text messages aloud. Jussie was offended by the prosecutor repeating the expletive and had no problem with letting him know. According to the court reporter, Jussie said:
“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.”
Special prosecutor Dan Webb reportedly replied:
“I don’t intend to do that [sir].. you can read your messages aloud.”
The reporter claimed that Jussie proceeded to read his own message.
Jussie’s explosive testimony began on Monday (Dec. 6.). One of the first names that he tossed in the ring was Lee Daniels, who co-created and directed Empire, the same show Jussie once starred in. Reports state that Jussie placed Lee at the beginning of the hate crime hoax timeline, claiming that he was the reason why he was associated with the Osundairo brothers in the first place. Jussie allegedly said that he hired the Osundairo brothers–who would later be revealed as the attackers in the case–to get his weight under control after Lee fat-shamed him. He reportedly paid Abimbola Osundairo $3,500 to train him. Lee and Jussie have been at odds since 2020.
Another bombshell was dropped when Jussie took the stand. He allegedly claimed that he had been sexually involved with Abimbola prior to the attack. Jussie reportedly stated that rendezvous took place at a gay Chicago bathhouse, where Abimbola provided drugs.
In January 2019, Jussie reported that two men in ski masks attacked him outside his Chicago apartment complex, berating him with homophobic and racist insults. At the time, he claimed that the attack was fueled by then-president Donald Trump. The city of Chicago, along with a grand jury, alleged that Jussie had staged the incident and took legal action against him. The charges were eventually dropped, but the case picked up again when prosecutor Kim Foxx was accused of showing “leniency” and “favoritism.” Jussie attempted to argue double jeopardy in 2020; however, a judge shot that down and ordered a trial for false police reports. The trial proceedings began on Nov. 29.
Following the 2019 incident, Jussie left acting indefinitely.
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