JUSSIE SMOLLETT HAS BEEN INDICTED ON 16 FELONY COUNTS FOR ALLEGEDLY FALSELY REPORTING HATE CRIME!
This is real bad, I mean really really bad. Jussie was only facing one felony count and now a grand jury came back with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filling a false police report. The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges.
The first set are related to what Smollett told officers about the alleged attack, including that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs, struck him with his hands , put a noose around his neck. The second set of charges are related to the second interview Smollett had with police about the alleged attack later that day.
The new set of charges each carry a possible sentence of probation to four years. Experts believe he will be able to strike a plea deal and potentially not spend time in prison. I think he will spend time in jail because they will make an example of him. They have already gone from one count to sixteen counts. If Jussie doesn’t go to jail, I think he’s going to have a hard time finding a job as well. Jussie’s attorney said an indictment was not unexpected, what wasn’t expected was the “overkill" in charging 16 separate counts against Jussie. We will keep you updated on this on going case.