• Attention All Comstar Customers, Due to unexpected interference by suspected Word of Blake operatives, the HPG systems update was *not* successful. No data was lost due to our careful and extensive backups; however, we will need to try again next weekend. Sincerely, Comstar Precentor Dune

Jussie Smollett's Lawyers: "Even if actor faked attack, it was cops’ call to investigate it so vigorously"

commanderkai

Establishing Battlefield Control...Standby
Moderator
Staff Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Reaction score
1,057
Location
Blue Zone 11

We all heard of him, and the controversy the case has gone through. Currently the city of Chicago is suing Smollett for financial compensation for the overtime work the city's police officers had to put in to investigate the alleged crimes against him. Smollett is fighting the civil case, and his lawyers have filed a brief described as follows:

The Article said:
But the latest court filing contends even if Smollett did make a false report, there is no way the city can assert he would have known the city would investigate — and investigate it to the extent cops did.

“We contend the city is wrong,” Quinlan said of the city’s assertion that Smollett should have known the police would log nearly 2,000 hours in overtime trying to resolve the case. “ ... The mere fact somebody filed a police report doesn’t presume the investigation will be done and certainly not to the extent of what the city is claiming.”

He added: “Smollett has no control over that.”
Boy howdy, if the Chicago Police weren't annoyed before, they certainly would be after that. I understand that Chicago has a bit of a crime issue, but this either comes off as really arrogant, or condescending. Either way is not a good look
 

FriedCFour

PunishedCFour
Founder
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Reaction score
8,925
Location
Mother Roof
Boy howdy, if the Chicago Police weren't annoyed before, they certainly would be after that. I understand that Chicago has a bit of a crime issue, but this either comes off as really arrogant, or condescending. Either way is not a good look
Yeah, because Chicago really had the option of the headline "white supremacists attempted assassination of gay black actor is deemed not a priority." Fuck off Juss.
 

Isem

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 29, 2019
Reaction score
2,223
On the one hand, lawyers are obliged to make whatever arguments they can to try and get their client off the hook so I can't blame them for making the attempt, on the other was this really the best they could come up with and did they not see how this would come of?
 

Hlaalu Agent

Nerevar going to let you down
Founder
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Reaction score
6,230
Location
Rethan Manor
Those Trump supporting White Supremacist Nigerian immigrants cant get away with it.
Those damn self-hating Nigerian immigrants!

Oh right yeah this guy.

Yeah this dude's an idiot. (assuming he staged it, which whilst probable isn't technically 100%)
I am glad we can all agree he is an idiot. I guess some things cross the political divide.
 

commanderkai

Establishing Battlefield Control...Standby
Moderator
Staff Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Reaction score
1,057
Location
Blue Zone 11
Wasn't there a Federal investigation into the prosecutor who recused herself, then unrecused herself and dropped the case?
Correct. A judge put a special prosecutor on the case to investigate the circumstances of dropping all charges against Jussie.
 

Arch Dornan

Oh, lovely. They've sent me a mo-ron.
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Reaction score
22,177
The attackers of Smollett were found to be Nigerians Smollett paid and instructed to "attack" him for the security cameras, but he managed to pick a blindspot by accident.
Sorry I said it wrong I know about the two brothers but not other foreigners coming to the US who liked Trump and put on a MAGA hat.
 

Cherico

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 12, 2019
Reaction score
37,652
Can he even afford to pay it all? The guy doesn’t have a high salary as an actor

I bet he’ll be let off the hook though, the Chicago PD will somehow look like assholes if they push the case to compensate for city money
Your assuming he will have to pay his legal fees there are more then enough activists to pay for it all.
 

CarlManvers2019

Writers Blocked Douchebag
Joined
Aug 22, 2019
Reaction score
15,307
Location
Philippines
Your assuming he will have to pay his legal fees there are more then enough activists to pay for it all.
I doubt they’d stick around to pay, it’s not like they’re Justin Smollet himself or his friends and family who really care about him personally speaking

Honestly, I bet this will all be swept under the rug and he goes untouched and without consequences
 
Top Bottom