[Ed. – Is that because he’s black and, therefore, oppressed?]
Jussie Smollett is once again asking that the charges against him be dismissed in a Chicago court, arguing that the grand jury testimony used in his second indictment is invalid.
The former “Empire” star is facing renewed charges for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself in January 2019. At the time, Smollett claimed he was accosted by men who beat him, tied a rope around his neck and allegedly said, “this is MAGA country.” However, it soon came to light that Smollett’s alleged attackers were Abel and Ola Osundairo, two men he knew from the production of the FOX drama.
According to Page Six, it is the testimony of the two brothers that’s the basis for Smollett’s new calls to dismiss the charges against him. After initially dropping felony charges against him in March 2019, Chicago Judge Michael Toomin ruled the case needed to be investigated by a special prosecutor.