Empire Star Jussie Smollett is opening up for the first time on His alleged Racist and Homophobic attack. The actor during an Instagram Live conversation late Wednesday night with author and activist Marc Lamont Hill revealed that it has been frustrating for him.
Jussie Smollett, was indicted in March 2020 with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming two men attacked him on January 29, while spewing racist and homophobic slurs and wearing Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats.
“It’s been beyond frustrating because to be somebody that… speaks up for so much and speaks up about so many things, it’s been difficult to kind of be quiet – to not be able to say all the things you want to say, to yell from the rooftop because I don’t think people realize that I’ve just been wrapped up in some form of a case for the last approaching two years.”
He maintained his innocence but said he did not think he would be absolved in his ongoing legal battle. The actor said that law enforcement and the media are trying to sell an agenda by highlighting certain aspects of the case to paint the picture of a guilty man.
“When I step back, I can see the way they served the narrative to the people: That it was intentionally created to make people doubt from the very, very beginning. But at the same time, I’m not really living for the people that don’t believe. … All I can do is know that out of all the jokers in this entire situation, I am the only human being who has not changed his story one time in order to meet someone’s agenda.”
Jussie Smollett accused the media and police of shying away from details that could prove his innocence. “If I’m being completely honest, no, I don’t (believe that the case could be absolved). They won’t let this go. It doesn’t matter. There is an example being made and the sad part is that there is an example being made of someone who did not do what they’re being accused of.”
“I’m certainly not going rogue, I’m still taking the advice of my attorneys and everything, but I just don’t really see what staying quiet has done or where it’s gotten me. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I am so angry, and then other times I wake up and if I squint real hard, I can see the silver lining.”
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