A Chicago judge ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case to be unsealed, saying the crime hoaxer gave up his right to privacy when he kept talking about his case to the media.
In his May 23 order, Judge Steven Watkins said Smollett had “not shown good cause to rebut the public presumption of access.”
Judge: Jussie Smollett doesn’t act like he cares about privacy
Judge Watkins said there are good arguments for keeping a court record sealed. However, he says Smollett forfeited his right to privacy when he repeatedly discussed his case with the media both before and after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him.
“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone,” Watkins wrote.
The Cook County State’s Attorney plans to release Jussie Smollett’s file by June 3.
City of Chicago: Smollett filed false police report
As HVY reported, Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx unilaterally dropped all 16 felony counts against Smollett in March, even though the police concluded that he had staged a crime.
Before Jussie filed his bogus police report in January, he was an actor who starred on the hip-hop TV show “Empire,” where he earned $125,000 an episode.
In a bid to make himself a liberal martyr, Smollett told police he was attacked in Chicago by two white Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats.
Smollett hates President Donald Trump and has repeatedly slammed him.
Smollett — who’s openly gay — said his white attackers called him racist, homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and tied a rope around his neck while screaming, “This is MAGA country!”
Nigerian brothers: Jussie paid us $3,500 to stage hoax crime
In reality, investigators say Jussie hired two Nigerian brothers to stage the fake crime. In February, the brothers confessed their conspiracy plot to authorities.
A few weeks later, Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped the charges against Smollett — against the wishes of the Chicago Police.
This was allegedly done because of Jussie’s ties to influential black politicians, including former first lady Michelle Obama and US Senator Kamala Harris.