As Twitchy reported earlier, the trial of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett formally began today with jury selection, but it appears the court is wasting no time and the prosecution and defense have already made their opening statements. We were curious just how Smollett was going to try to worm his way out of this, and apparently, he’s going to lay it at the feet of the Osundairo brothers, whom he allegedly paid to put on red caps and beat him up at little bit. Fox News’ Matt Finn is covering the trial:
Smollett trial: in opening, Smollett’s attorney is telling jury that Smollett is a victim. The Osundairo brothers are “sophisticated” criminals that did not like Jussie.
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) November 30, 2021
So it wasn’t two white Trump supporters. Smollett was set up.
— Stephen Fitch (@StephenFitchNYC) November 30, 2021
— comfortably◇numb (@Lydia_Kaii) November 30, 2021
This is the defense we’re going with?….. pic.twitter.com/REdavEXj2j
— John Jay, PE (@GuyInDenver83) November 30, 2021
— Allsides675 (@allsides675) November 30, 2021
— Justin Cālow (@JustinCalow) November 30, 2021
Don’t they have proof that he paid them?
— hollowaywasrobbed (@hollowaywasrob1) November 30, 2021
Police say Smollett wrote a $3,500 check to the brothers to stage the attack.
Lol. Yeah, let's go with that one! 🤣🤣🤣
— Mari (@mari__zen) November 30, 2021
Whoah, he's going to lie his way out of this?!
— SidSnot (@SidSnotNZ) November 30, 2021
— Toolio Jones (@JonesToolio) November 30, 2021
— J. Beresford Tipton (@TiptonBeresford) November 30, 2021
— Daffodil diamond. (@daffodildiamon) November 30, 2021
— Jeremy Warner (@JeremyW33138778) November 30, 2021
— Muad'dib (@Patrick_M_Jones) November 30, 2021
"Sophisticated criminals" pic.twitter.com/RwbZEujJe9
— Darkest Matter (@CarlosPuppycat) November 30, 2021
— Adam Kinzinger's Ball-Gag. (@Winston71297092) November 30, 2021
He’s a victim of his own low moral development.
That’s pretty much the long and short of it.
— Just Jenn (@ZoeLightly) November 30, 2021
So the whole white guys in MAGA hats is out the window?
Kamala Harris tweet from 2019 back under the spotlight as Jussie Smollett trial begins https://t.co/j2wG5RXZNZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2021
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