1. EBohio

    EBohio Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    675
    Location:
    Ohio

    Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped!

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by EBohio, Mar 26, 2019.

    In a shocker, all charges against Jussie Smollett are being dropped. The judge is sealing all the records and wiping his record clean.

    His atorney said the public rushed to judgement and blamed the internet.

    ....developing
     
  2. XRD_author

    XRD_author Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2019
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    953
    He's forfeiting his $10K bond. Not something I'd do if I was innocent.

    But it's Chicago; what can you expect?
     
  3. EBohio

    EBohio Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    675
    Location:
    Ohio
    The judge is wiping his whole arrest record clean. I have a feeling that means he gets the bond back.

    ETA: I guess not. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/26/jussie-smollett-charges-dropped/
    Oh well, what's a thousand dollars to him (1k is all you put up on 10k bond)
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
  4. XRD_author

    XRD_author Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2019
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    953
    The news said he forfeited it as a condition of the charges being dropped.
    He's basically paying a fine without admitting guilt.
     
  5. EBohio

    EBohio Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    675
    Location:
    Ohio
    It said he "volunteered". I'm not a lawyer so seems strange. If the record is being wiped clean is all that would matter to me, but I'm not famous. He's a celeb...people will always know.
     
  6. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    36,170
    Likes Received:
    2,797
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    This matter has already cost the court, and therefore the public, a great deal of money. Dismissing the case is probably based on a lack of evidence either way, but it's still to his advantage to end it now, even at the cost of the bond, rather than continuing to pursue it with lawyer and court fees mounting daily.

    It would be a mistake to draw any conclusions of his actual guilt or innocence based on the details of the dismissal. In a legal sense, he is innocent regardless of what actually transpired.
     
  7. XRD_author

    XRD_author Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2019
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    953
  8. Fallow

    Fallow Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    359
    You give the bailsbondsman 10% for them to loan the full amount the court. But if you forfeit you have to pay the full amount.
     
  9. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    36,170
    Likes Received:
    2,797
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Completely inappropriate. The charges were dismissed, period. All official sources should respect the courts instead of undermining them.

    You can't keep ordinary people from speculating, but the police, mayor, and District Attorney's office (etc) should know better than to make such statements after the case has been dismissed.
     
  10. XRD_author

    XRD_author Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2019
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    953
    They should just launch an investigation into possible corruption. Because, after all, it's Chicago.
    Well, maybe there's federal charges that could be filed. Did Smollett lie to the FBI?
     
  11. EBohio

    EBohio Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    675
    Location:
    Ohio
    There are federal charges and they still stand. He faked a hate crime that's why there are federal charges.
     
  12. ITBA01

    ITBA01 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    108
    Utter garbage. At the very least (and this is being extremely generous), Jussie lied about events that have happened. His story still makes no sense, and screams hoax.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice