The Illinois Supreme Court has denied hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett’s demands that it throw out Chicago’s latest felony indictment charges against him.
The court didn’t just deny the actor’s demands, it essentially gave him the back of its hand by issuing a statement that didn’t even bother to explain its reasons. The court essentially just told Smollett to take a hike, Fox News reported.
Smollett wanted the state’s highest court to toss out the felony indictment and disqualify the county’s special prosecutor. But the court just said, “nope.”
The now fired Empire actor was hit with several counts for lying to the Chicago Police Department in January of last year when he claimed that two white guys screaming MAGA slogans attacked him with bleach, beat him up, and draped a noose around his neck.
But a police investigation found no video proof of such an attack despite that thee area is blanketed in surveillance cameras. Then they found that Smollett had hired two black friends, paid them $10,000, and ordered them to buy all the supplies (the bleach, rope, etc.) with which to perpetrate the attack.
Worse for Smollett, those two friends, brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, turned state’s evidence and became the prosecution’s star witnesses.
Smollett’s attorney gave a retort to the court’s curt denial of his client’s demands.
“Motions for supervisory orders are extraordinary remedies and not usually granted,” lawyer William Quinlan said. “We believed the unique circumstances of this case warranted filing the motion. We will now follow the standard appellate procedure.”
Smollett may have thought he got away with his crimes when George Soros-backed county prosecutor Kim Foxx shocked the Windy City by dropping all charges against the actor. Foxx dropped the charges despite that the CPD was 100 percent sure of his guilt, that a grand jury returned a long list of charges, and that almost no one thinks he did not lie.
But Foxx’s controversial decision prompted the county to appoint a special prosecutor to revisit the charges that Foxx threw out.
Chicago’s then Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, was furious over the whole thing.
“I’m offended by what has happened, and I’m also angry. I love the city of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department, warts and all. But this publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve,” Johnson said last year. “When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process.”
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