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Jussie Smollett Opens Up in Rare Interview About His Ongoing Court Case in Chicago

Jussie Smollett Opens Up in Rare Interview About His Ongoing Court Case in Chicago

Jussie Smollett gave a rare interview this week, where he spoke about his ongoing court case with journalist Marc Lamont Hill.

The 38-year-old actor couldn’t reveal a lot of details about his ongoing legal issues, however, he did mention that it has been difficult to keep quiet in the situation.

“It’s been beyond frustrating because to be somebody that’s so outspoken… it’s been difficult to be so quiet. To not be able to say all of the things that you want to say, to not be able to yell from the rooftop,” Jussie shared.

He continued, “Because, I don’t think people realize that I’ve just been wrapped up in some form of a case for the last, approaching, in just a couple of months approaching two years. It’s been beyond frustrating. I’m certainly not going rogue. I’m still taking the advice of my attorneys and everything like that. But I just don’t see honestly what staying quiet has really done. Where it has gotten me.”

Jussie also admits that he doesn’t have the highest of hopes for his next court date.

“They won’t let this go. It doesn’t matter. There is an example being made. And the sad thing is that there’s an example being made of someone that did not do what they’re being accused of,” he said.

If you don’t know, Jussie has been accused for faking a hate crime that happened in 2019, and the city of Chicago also sued the former Empire actor to recoup overtime costs for officers investigating the case.

Just recently, Jussie‘s younger sister, Jurnee, opened up about how the case has affected the family.

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