Thursday, May 23, 2019

News from MAGA Country: Judge orders Smollett files to be unsealed

Remember, on the night before the deadly polar vortex his Chicago, Jussie Smollett claimed that two hooded men attacked him and put a noose around his neck while shouting, "This is MAGA Country."

From WGN-TV:
A Cook County judge Thursday ordered records in Jussie Smollett’s criminal case to be unsealed.

The move comes two months after Cook County prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against the “Empire” actor.

Attorneys for Smollett, 36, previously succeeded in sealing the records, citing the actor’s privacy rights. But Judge Steven Watkins on Thursday ruled those rights were trumped when Smollett’s legal team conducted multiple interviews, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply to be let alone,” Watkins said, according to the Tribune.

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