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Jussie Smollett update

According to TMZ, sources connected to Rahm Emanuel say that the city is definitely going to sue Smollett for the $130,000, and Smollett insists he’s innocent and refuses to settle, so it looks like a courtroom showdown is going to happen!

The great thing here is that, as correctly pointed out by TMZ, a civil trial means that the trier of fact only has to find Smollett liable based on a preponderance of the evidence, and not beyond a reasonable doubt.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 29, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Posted in Law

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  1. How can Smollett claim to be innocent with a straight face? I see he has been nominated for a NAACP award. Maybe there is a “Best Hate Hoax” category.

    Rosenmops

    March 29, 2019 at 2:45 PM

  2. He was probably making that much per episode. And his legal bill to defend himself in a full blown criminal trial would have dwarfed that. So I think a lawsuit alone is getting off too easy. He deserves a criminal trial plus a lawsuit to recover the cost of the police investigation.

    These hate crime hoaxes (which should be classified as “hate crimes” themselves) have gone on for far too long. They need to make an example and set a precedent that this will no longer be tolerated. And they won’t do that with a lawsuit alone.

    destructure

    March 29, 2019 at 2:57 PM

  3. I don’t see this happening. Chicago has a mayoral election this year and Rahm is not running, I think whoever wins will put a stop to the lawsuit right away. In fact, I suspect they’ll run on it.

    Mike Street Station

    March 31, 2019 at 10:16 AM


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