While to most of the public, Jussie Smollet is a disgraced hoaxer, his lawyer is sticking with the claim he’s a hoaxer.
Defense attorney Nenye Uche said “Jussie Smollett is a real victim.”
Per Brietbart News “Defense attorney Nenye Uche said two brothers attacked Smollett in January 2019 because they didn’t like him and that a $3,500 check the actor paid the men was for training so he could prepare for an upcoming music video — not as payment for staging a hate crime, as prosecutors allege. Uche also suggested a third attacker was involved and told jurors there is not a “shred “ of physical and forensic evidence linking Smollett to the crime prosecutors allege.”
“Uche made his opening statement after special prosecutor Dan Webb told jurors that the actor recruited the brothers to help him carry out a fake attack, then reported it to Chicago police, who classified it as a hate crime and spent 3,000 staff hours on the investigation. Smollett told police he was attacked by supporters of then-President Donald Trump — igniting political divisions around the country,” the report adds.
Dan Webb, who was named special prosecutor after Attorney Kim Foxx’s office dropped the original charges filed against Smollett said “when (Jussie) reported the fake hate crime that was a real crime.”