“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was arrested on Thursday on a felony charge for filing a false police report.
Despite the overwhelming evidence suggesting he orchestrated the “hate crime” attack against himself, Smollett is now demanding he be able to enjoy the “presumption of innocence.”
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been reportedly leaked,” Smollett’s attorneys said in a statement.
The statement added: “Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”
However, Smollett was not willing to allow Justice Brett Kavanaugh to enjoy the presumption of innocence.
Before any of the facts were known, Smollett tweeted his support for Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Mediaite’s Julio Rosas first tweeted about the glaring hypocrisy.
“Jussie Smollett in September: Kavanaugh does not get to enjoy presumption of innocence.
Jussie Smollett today: I get to enjoy presumption of innocence.”
Smollett ignited a national controversy when he claimed that two white men attacked him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs. He even claimed they poured bleach on him, wrapped a rope around his neck, and screamed "This is MAGA country!" From the beginning, it sounded like a poorly written TV script.
It didn't take long for the truth to emerge as his claim fell apart piece by piece.
Smollett now faces a felony charge for allegedly paying two Nigerian brothers to attack him and fake the hate crime. The brothers, who are both cooperating with police, were even caught on camera buying the mask, gloves, and other items used in the staged assault.
Additionally, the FBI is reportedly investigating whether Smollett also played a role in sending a racist letter to "Empire's" Chicago studios shortly before the staged attack. Smollett is in a world of trouble now.