At this point, it’s pretty clear the entire Jussie Smollett saga was a HOAX.
Because he’s not.
Anyway… his lawyers are trying their DARNDEST to earn their keep.
According to Daily Wire:
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett responded to new reports that surfaced late on Saturday that said Chicago police believed that Smollett orchestrated the attack on himself; the attorneys said that the reports were not true and Smollett is “angered and devastated.”
“Angered and devastated” HE GOT CAUGHT.
“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,” the statement from Smollett’s lawyers said. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”
The police literally BENT OVER BACKWARDS for him. Don’t even TRY this.
“One of these purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video,” the statement continued. “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.”
Uhhhh… it IS, however, possible to believe that Jussie paid this guy, who already had a SIGNIFICANT rap sheet, to help him look like he was attacked. The guy got caught, and he sang like a canary.
Yup – not hard to believe at all, actually.
“Jussie and his attorney’s anticipate being further updated by the Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate,” the statement concluded. “At present time, Jussie and his attorney’s have no inclination to respond to ‘unnamed’ sources inside the investigation, but will continue discussions through official channels.”
GAME OVER. BUH BYE.