It’s a bold move, Smollett. Let’s see if it pays off for you.
According to the Daily Wire, Jussie Smollett is claiming he was set up by the Osundairo brothers in the fake racist, homophobic attack staged back in January of 2019.
“Smollett, who is charged with felony disorderly conduct — because he allegedly payed the brothers to stage a fake racist and homophobic hate crime — and filing a false report, claimed that he was attacked on a cold night in Chicago by two of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who put a rope around his neck and informed him, ‘This is MAGA country!’” the Daily Wire reports.
Fox News’ Matt Finn is covering the trial and sharing the opening remarks on Twitter.
“Smollett trial: in opening, Smollett’s attorney is telling jury that Smollett is a victim. The Osundairo brothers are ‘sophisticated’ criminals that did not like Jussie,” Fox News national reported Matt Finn tweeted.
But the prosecution is hammering home that this was a ‘fake hate crime.’
“Smollett trial: prosecutor is repeatedly calling Smollett’s incident a ‘fake hate crime.’ Really using the word fake a lot in front of jury,” he tweeted.
Smollett is accused of 6 felonies that carry a maximum sentence of three years in state prison.