According to a source close to LoveBScott, actor Jussie Smollett and his sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell are shopping around a movie about a falsely accused brother and sister pair. And insider told the site that Jussie has been vetting directors to help him bring the film to life.
The reported film plot echoes real life incidents that entangled Jussie in a criminal scandal for months. On January 29th of this year, Jussie claimed that he was attacked in Chicago late at night by two men hurling racial slurs at him. He said the alleged assailants yelled MAGA country, poured a bleach like substance on him, and left a rope around his neck.
The world erupted in outrage and sympathy for the star, until he was indicted for disorderly conduct for reportedly staging the hate crime with the assistance of two other men. On March 26th, all charges were dropped in connection to the alleged hate crime hoax in exchange for community service. But trouble for the former “Empire” front man didn’t end there–on March 27th the FBI announced they would investigate why the charges were scrubbed.
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Back in March, reps for Jussie said of the case, “Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong.”
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It might be a risky move to bring a movie inspired by the incidents to the small screen, considering Jussie is currently facing a $130,000 lawsuit from the City of Chicago in backpay for funds used to investigate the alleged “hate hoax.”
Might be best to keep a low profile until every element of this case is forgotten in the public eye and throughly washed through the criminal system.
This story was originally published on MadameNoire.com.
The Internet Reacts To Jussie Smollett’s Arrest
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Jussie in jail right now like pic.twitter.com/XjTHsT3BeG— lord sad and lonely 🦑 (@squidneyevans) February 21, 2019
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Jussie Smollett can finally breathe a sigh of relief - his attacker has been arrested! 😄— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 21, 2019
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I need a “Jussie shit” support group bro I cannot cope— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) February 21, 2019
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This Jussie Smollet shit is crazy and the wildest part of it all might be that there's actually someone under the age of 63 who is out here writing checks in the year of our Lord 2019. This nigga is straight out of a comic book— 🎃America Is Musty🎃 (@DragonflyJonez) February 21, 2019
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if jussie "lied" than he only did it to get out of the cult that is fox's contract so he can own his music rights and stop wasting his talent on love & hip hop the musical. pic.twitter.com/TJfzeNfnQE— can't hear u (@ana1star_) February 21, 2019
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Jussie Smollett: “Who says, fa**ot, Empire n***er, this MAGA country, n***er, ties a noose around your neck and pours bleach on you?”— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) February 21, 2019
Turns out nobody does.
Absolutely nobody. pic.twitter.com/jf15WhBEg2
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Tristan Thompson and Jussie Smollett just ruining black history month🤦🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/0vLjhWjjsc— 𝘕𝘪𝘷 ☆ (@niveaversace) February 21, 2019
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