Earlier this year, a top Trump critic made headlines for doing something unbelievable.
And the backlash was unbelievable.
But now, this major Trump critic just got the worst news of his life.
Jussie Smollett is back in the news, and for all the wrong reasons.
The Trump critic who faked his own hate crime just so he could blame Trump supporters and boost his own career in the acting industry ended up getting more than he bargained for when his public relations stunt blew up in his face.
After filing a false police report, Smollett was arrested and charged for staging his own hate crime before the charges were eventually dropped by Chicago’s liberal District Attorney.
But Smollett may not be lucky twice in a row.
He still lost his spot on the TV show “Empire,” and Smollett’s career went down the drain in a matter of weeks as his story turned into one of the biggest mockeries of 2019.
And now, Smollett’s bad news may only be just beginning.
The Chicago Tribune reports, “A Cook County judge Thursday ordered the case file in the aborted prosecution of ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett unsealed, marking a victory for the Chicago Tribune and other news organizations and adding another twist to a case with seemingly no end to controversy.”
“Smollett’s attorney had succeeded in sealing the court records at the same unannounced hearing in March at which State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office abruptly dropped all charges that the actor had staged a hate crime attack on himself.”
This is nothing short of devastating news for Smollett, and a victory for Trump.
First off, his career collapsed almost immediately after it became clear that he had conducted his own fake hate crime against himself in order to generate sympathy for him, make him a liberal media celebrity, and tarnish the reputation of Trump supporters.
And then, Smollett had to watch his role on his TV show get axed and his biggest job he’s ever had come crashing down around him.
And after thinking he was off in the clear regarding criminal charges about his stunt, he’s now thrown a curveball he never saw coming.
“After news organizations sought to unseal the records, Smollett’s legal team opposed the request, citing the actor’s privacy rights,” adds the Chicago Tribune. “But Circuit Judge Steven Watkins held that those privacy rights had been trumped by Smollett and his attorneys going before the cameras to declare his innocence.”
The judge pulled no punches either in his ruling.
“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone,” Watkins said in a 10-page ruling that he read aloud in court.
“While the court appreciates that (Smollett) 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 case records sealed.”
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