Jussie Smollett Caught on Video Practicing ‘Dry Run’ of Fake 'Hate Crime'
Disgraced Hollywood actor faked attack by 'Trump supporters'
Disgraced Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett was caught on video practicing a "dry run" of his fake anti-Trump "hate crime" attack, prosecutors have revealed.
The trial against former "Empire" star Smollett got underway this week.
Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly paying his assailants, brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, to stage a fake racist and homophobic hate crime.
He is also charged with filing a false report over the fake attack, which he claimed occurred on a cold night in Chicago by two of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
He told police and the media that the "attackers" put a rope around his neck and told him, "This is MAGA country!"
Of course, none of this was true and it was all part of a plan to boost Smollett's profile in the media and save his failing career.
However, in his defense, Smollett's attorney claimed that the two brothers were “sophisticated criminals” who entrapped the troubled actor.
Meanwhile, the brothers’ attorneys claim that Smollett was the one who tricked the Osundairos into going along with the plot.
According to the Chicago Tribune, special prosecutor Dan Webb alleged that Smollett told the siblings, “I want you to attack me, but when you hit me, I want you to kind of pull your punches a bit because I don’t want to get seriously hurt.”
“Smollett also instructed them to put a rope around his neck to ‘make it look more like a lynching, like a hate crime,'” Webb also told the court.
To make sure the trio got it right, the Chicago paper reports that “The three men went on a ‘dry run’ before the attack, part of which was captured on surveillance camera, Webb said.
"Smollett’s Mercedes can be seen circling the Streeterville intersection, showing the brothers the area where he wanted the attack to occur.”
In response to the supposed outlandish scene, Townhall.com’s Guy Benson simply said, “Amazing.
"Smollett brought his ‘attackers’ on a dry run the day before the fake hate crime, and it’s on video.”
Former CIA officer and conservative commentator Bryan Wright responded to Benson, reminding his followers that Kamala Harris once said that Smollett’s “attack” was a "modern day lynching."
Kamala Harris once called Jussie Smollett's claims of an attack an “attempted modern day lynching.” https://t.co/hStF6RFj4y— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) November 30, 2021
Indeed, she also bravely said that “We must confront this hate.”
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that Democrat Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, also believed Smollett’s story to be true and indicative of a racist America:
“What happened today to Jussie Smollett must never be tolerated in this country,” Biden said at the time.
“We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie.”
Of course, several commentators have wondered where these politicians are now that Smollett is on trial.
They seem to have abandoned him at the stand.
Furthermore, neither Harris nor Biden have explained how the attack could be racially motivated if two black men were the ones attacking Smollett.
The case is still being decided, but even the most elementary legal observers can notice the evidence is not in Smollett’s favor.