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Lawyers Call Smollett a Man of Character, Integrity

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire" actor.

In a statement Thursday night, Smollett's legal team said Superintendent Eddie Johnson's comments had no place in the American legal system. At a news conference earlier in the day, Johnson said Smollett owes the city an apology and should admit what he did. Smollett is accused of paying two men to help stage the Jan. 29 attack.

Smollett's lawyers say the presumption of innocence was trampled upon at the expense of Smollett.

The statement called Smollett a man of "impeccable character and integrity" who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence.

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  • , 2019-02-22 10:17:59

    As someone who has been bashed three different times and gotten no justice on any of it, it pisses me off to realize Smollet used my suffering - and the suffering of every victim of a hate crime - to get a fucking raise. Pathetic.

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