Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own trial

Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, has taken the stand in his own defense at his trial.

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12/6/2021 9:31:00 PM

Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, has taken the stand in his own defense at his trial.

Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, is set to testify in his own defense. Follow here for the latest.

.Opening statements began after the jury was seated, with prosecutors telling jurors the actor was an accomplice to his own"fake hate crime," while defense attorneys claimed Smollett was a"victim."Special Prosecutor Daniel Webb claimed in opening statements that Smollett devised a"secret plan" in January 2019 with brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo to make it appear a hate crime occurred against him by supporters of Donald Trump and to make producers of his former TV show take more seriously an alleged"hate" letter he received.

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Defense counsel Nenye Uche opened directly to the jury, saying there was an"elephant" in the courtroom, and"we shall name this elephant: assumptions.""Jussie Smollett is a victim — it's a shame I have to say it," said Uche."This rush to judgment has destroyed Jussie's life."

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Yo CNN how are you guys gonna twist this to fit your narrative. Just blame trump. If Juicy wanted to be victim of a hate crime; just put on a MAGA hat and walk thru Chicago. Thanks Don and CNN for assisting this criminal. Who cares. Find better news. Jussie Smollett reveals Don Lemon warned him via text that cops didn't believe his account of being beaten up: Second CNN host is accused of unethical behavior after Chris Cuomo was fired for helping brother cover-up sex pest claims

Hate crime...give him 10 years. He IS A PERPETRATOR OF A HATE CRIME,FALSE REPORTING TO POLICE AND INVLOVED OTHERS IN THE CRIME. Where's Waldo🤷🏾‍♀️And where in the world is Carmen San Diego 🤔 Hipe NFT Follow airnftx ❌ Hoping he can BS the jury like Rittenhouse

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. Attorneys rarely announce whether or not their clients will take the stand before they actually call them to testify, and Smollett's attorneys have not made their plans public. The reasons why Smollett might want to testify begin with just how bizarre the case is. He should somehow pay for making a mockery of the fight against racial and social injustice. Do the American People feel that they've been lied to? HidenBidenLieden NotoSALT SouthernBorderCrises AmericansLeftBehindinAfghanistan LetsGoBrandon FJB PoopyPantsBiden GasScamBiden BrokeSupplyChainBiden InfationBiden ChinaVirus MoronicOmicron BidenClimateCrisesHoax

Bubba Wallace will also be his witness He is innocent. What he presented does exist in reality. That’s great, what’s going on with the Ghislaine Maxwell trial? Be strong Don Lemon from CNN be stiff for Jussie His best performance to date ካልሰማችሁ Bad decision.

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he? | AP NewsCHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. Or maybe, he should just come clean, apologize and take responsibility for this sh*tshow. He deaserves every second of the time he gets. It is hard enough having a legitimate complaint like this without someone like him faking a hate crime attack or sexual assault.

Enormous mistake He’s no better than these winners JussieS Mullet 🤡 Yes Not a smart move. Yeah they want him to go to Jail..but hey you can get away with being a Terrorist and storming the Capitol.. Probation and fine? Black Lie*s Matter...

Accused of lying to police, Smollett takes the stand | AP NewsCHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett took the witness stand Monday at his trial on charges of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it. I hope he gets at least 1 year behind bars. Say what you want about his politics, acting wise, he is a double threat: race and homophobe baiter. I’m sure he’ll put on a heartfelt performance and make sincere eye contact with each marginalized POC in the jury. My only prayer is that the judge won’t lunge at him. ✊🏿BLM✊🏽 AlexWhittler 🤣🤣

I'll take things not to do for 100 Alex.

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. Attorneys rarely announce whether or not their clients will take the stand before they actually call them to testify, and Smollett's attorneys have not made their plans public. The reasons why Smollett might want to testify begin with just how bizarre the case is. He should somehow pay for making a mockery of the fight against racial and social injustice. Do the American People feel that they've been lied to? HidenBidenLieden NotoSALT SouthernBorderCrises AmericansLeftBehindinAfghanistan LetsGoBrandon FJB PoopyPantsBiden GasScamBiden BrokeSupplyChainBiden InfationBiden ChinaVirus MoronicOmicron BidenClimateCrisesHoax

Smollett trial to resume with defense possibly calling him | AP NewsCHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor’s trial resumes Monday will be whether he will tell his side of the story . I just wanna say a big thank you to Dennismayson9 I was nobody until a friend of mine introduced me into investing with you, Since then it's been nothing but financial 💰 Success for me. I will invite my friends and family into your company Dennismayson9 you are the best💯🤞 VIDEO: 2019 Kamala Harris tweets on Jussie Smollett: This was an attempted modern day lynching Can he still call himself an actor?

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