The Case Against Jussie

I suspect we’ll be talking about Jussie Smollett for weeks/months to come.  And the story keeps getting worse.  Now that the details have taken over mainstream media, I almost don’t feel the need to enumerate every twist and turn.  Suffice it to say, he did it.  There, I said it.  I hate to say it, but that’s that.  Once the grand jury sent the case to trial, I knew there was obviously some sort of proof we didn’t know about.  And, of course, more has come out.  Like what, you may ask?  First, there’s the text message to one of the Nigerian brothers sent three days before the attack saying, “Might need your help on the low.  You around to meet up and talk face to face?”  Perhaps more damning is the personal check for $3,500 which he wrote to the brothers.  Doesn’t he watch Dateline?  You never write a personal check!  By the by, his text message history also showed that since the spring of 2018, Jussie was getting MDMA from the brothers – not that there’s anything wrong with that.  And, while not germane to this case, it does tickle me every time the media refers to the “Subway restaurant” – like it’s got a Michelin rating!

FOX, which had initially stood behind Jussie, is now declining all comment.  While Empire had insisted they would not alter their planned trajectory for the show, they are now writing Smollett out of the last two episodes of the season.  Once again, I reiterate that someone is innocent until proven guilty – even though I’ve already said that I believe he did it.  And I will be shocked if the proof doesn’t bear that out.  What will happen next?  I cannot imagine Jussie wants this to go to trial, so I suspect some sort of plea deal is being floated to the DA.  If that doesn’t work, he may simply plead guilty.  How will he go on after that?  More to the point, will he.

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