Whoever thought Jussie Smollett’s drama with the law was over, definitely did not see this coming. The actor reportedly filed a false police complaint, stating that he was attacked in Chicago because he was an openly gay man. According to reports, Smollett wanted to stir anger among people and bring attention to his fast growing career as an actor.
Unfortunately for him, this did not go as planned, as the Chicago police investigated the matter and found out that Smollett had paid two of his close friends $3500 to stage the attack, so he could file a false complaint to the police. Even after these allegations were brought before a grand jury, Smollett denied it and decided to go to trial.
Speaking about his ordeal on “Good Morning America,” Smollett mentioned that the people who attacked him, called him all sorts of names that showed that they were against his lifestyle. While everyone thought that the charges had been dropped and everything was over, the worst happened.
Smollett has been ordered by the court to appear on February 24, 2020 and all fingers are crossed.
Would Smollett be free again or does this mean it’s over for the actor? No one can really ascertain at this point.
Jussie Smollett, was born in Santa Rosa, California U.S on June 21, 1982.He was the third child of six children from Joel and Janet Smollett. The 37-year-old began his acting career as a child actor when he appeared on “The Mighty Ducks,” in 1992.
Two years later, he and five of his siblings landed an acting gig in a short-lived sitcom titled “On Our Own.” After this, Smollett took a step back from acting, and returned in early 2012 with a bang. The actor became part of an LGBTQ-themed comedy and two years later, he began playing the role of Jamal Lyon, the gay son of Lucious and Cookie Lion in a Fox drama series titled “Empire.”
Smollett has been an exemplary actor on the big screens and it is sad for many of his fans to see him going through court ordeal and on the brink of a jail term.