Friday, May 24, 2019

Jussie Smollett Case Unsealed


Back in March Cook County State's Attorney Kim Fox caused a firestorm after dropping all charges against actor Jussie Smollett after he staged a racially charged homophobic hate crime in an ill advised publicity stunt [click here if you missed that].

A judge has ruled to unseal the case...

From CBS Local
A Cook County judge has vacated the sealing order on Jussie Smollett’s case file, making all the documents public.
Cook County Judge Steven Watkins read his 10-page explanation on the decision Thursday, saying that because Smollett voluntarily chose to speak on national television about his case, he waived his argument for privacy. Watkins noted Smollett not only discussed the case on national television before the charges were dropped, but also gave an interview in the courthouse after his case was dismissed, and allowed his attorneys to continue speaking about the case afterward.
“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone. While the Court appreciates that the Defendant was in the public eye before the events that precipitated this case, it was not necessary for him to address this so publicly and to such an extent. By doing so, the Court cannot credit his privacy interest as good cause to keep the records sealed,” Watkins wrote in his 10-page ruling.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enuff with this story...seriously

Anonymous said...

@10:38 I am sooo over it. Like, solve those daily murders they have in Chicago. Folks been making up lies on Black since forever and they still mad over this dramatic heifer.

Unknown said...

And they did this to do what ( does that make sense?) Anyway, they've already made a decision. Let's move forth.

Anonymous said...

The police are no longer involved in this case so all those murders yall keep talking about are not affected by this. Duh!

Anonymous said...

Yes, reading about Jessie (no U) is monotonous, but I rather read about him than read about these stepfathers abusing/murdering poor innocent children and the dumb mothers who allow it to happen/help cover it up. Or Cops getting away with the murder of innocent black people.

Anonymous said...

Jussie and Kim Fox need to pay for what they did. He lied and she got him off. I'm glad his extra ass did the most, let them skeletons out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

Someone is losing their job ….rightfully so.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Ok so what's in those case files? Enquiring minds want to know.

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