Lead Smollett defense attorney Nenye Uche
A verdict was reached in the Jussie Smollett hate hoax trial on Thursday evening.
Smollett was found guilty on 5 charges of disorderly conduct – one count for each time he lied to police following the hoax ‘attack.’
Smollett was found not guilty on a 6th count of lying to a detective.
Defense attorney Nenye Uche said he will appeal the guilty verdict.
“Unfortunately we were facing an uphill battle where Jussie was already tried and convicted in the media and then we had to somehow get the jury to forget or unsee all the news stories that they had been hearing that were negative for the last three years,” Uche told reporters in front of the courthouse.
“We feel 100% confident that this case will be won on appeal,” he added claiming the jury’s split verdict was “inconsistent.”
Lead Smollett defense attorney Nenye Uche says, “We feel 100% confident that this case will be won on appeal” pic.twitter.com/4T3yAkYnXU
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The Gateway Pundit immediately pegged this ‘racist, homophobic’ attack against Smollett as a hate hoax in January 2019.
Smollett laughably claimed two ‘white men’ ambushed him at 2 am in 20 degree weather in downtown Chicago while screaming “This is MAGA country!”
The ‘Empire’ actor said the attackers poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck while verbally abusing him with homophobic and racial slurs.
It turns out Jussie Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers over $3,000 to help him pull off the “MAGA Country” hate hoax crime.
In previously released footage, the Osundairo brothers are seen purchasing all of the supplies for the hate hoax such as red hats, rope and bleach.
Despite all of the evidence presented in the court proving Smollett recruited the Nigerians to help him with this hate hoax, the ‘Empire’ actor lied to the court for hours and claimed he was a victim of a real crime.