Just when we thought that Jussie Smollet’s issues were dying down things have changed.
Apparently, a judge has ordered for Smollet’s criminal files to be unsealed.
If you thought that the Smollett drama was finally over, don’t blink twice. A judge earlier today ordered for Smollett’s criminal file to be unsealed. This could potentially place the Empire actor in the hot seat. For months Jussie has been claiming that he is innocent, despite getting off on charges for reasons unknown.
Jussie Smollett Records Unsealed
Overall this ruling comes from Cook County judge Steven Watkins. The Chicago Police department has been pushing for months for Jussie Smollett to pay the city for overtime issued during his staged attack. When the actor charges were dropped and records seals, plenty of people found it very suspicious. Furthermore, it left plenty of people with questions regarding exactly what happened.
A news reporter by the name of Natalie Spears spoke on the issue regarding Smollett, pleading with the judge to give further info.
“There is no way to secrete the fact of Jussie Smollett’s arrest. At this point, it is widely and publicly known from here to Helsinki and back.”
“The root of this problem is not Mr. Smollett,” argued Brian Watson, one of Smollett’s lawyers. “The root of this problem is that the media, Mrs. Spears’ clients, created publicity, and now her clients want to use that against someone who wants to get their rights back.”
After the staged hate crime took place, Jussie would go on to be released from the Empire show. It has been announced that the show will return for one final season. More than likely Smollett will not return for the final season.
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