A story that has been dominating the headlines for weeks took a sudden turn when Jussie Smollett who claimed to be beaten, assaulted, and ridiculed for being gay and black [by 2 white Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats,] was arrested for staging the crime.
Although Smollett was arrested only yesterday, many saw right through the claims almost from the get go.
Although the amount of proof is staggering, Smollett and his legal team are still attempting to maintain his innocence.
The defamed actors legal team released the following statement after his arrest saying in part, “today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system.”
Smollett’s crisis team made an attempt to link the police department’s actions to the upcoming election, adding that Smollett is a young man of impeccable character. Making the claim, despite public proof Smollett plead guilty to a charge of providing FALSE information to law enforcement in 2007.
Smollett’s legal team issues statement TOUTING their clients IMPECCABLE CHARACTER and INTEGRITY… 🤔
They must be REALLY BAD [which is highly doubtful,] Have NO DEFENSE or must REALLY think people are STUPID… pic.twitter.com/CqPnhTTMKE
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) February 22, 2019
As more and more of the truth began to unfold, it was noted that Smollett paid $3,500 to 2 Nigerian men, to carry out his staged attack.
It get’s better. Smollett paid them by Check…
Following the news of Smollett’s arrest, Former NBA star and host of NBA on TNT Charles Barkley relentlessly eviscerated Smollett on live TV over and over again.
Shaquille O’neal who co-hosts the show just about fell out of his chair during Barkley’s blistering rampage.
MUST WATCH: Charles Barkley savagely roasts Jussie Smollett all night long on @NBAonTNT… and they tried to cut away from it, but he wouldn't let it go. Shaq couldn't stop laughing. 😂
"Do not commit crimes with checks… GET CASH MAN!" pic.twitter.com/jO7t9z1JM3
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 22, 2019