The trial of Jussie Smollet has certainly been a peculiar one, ranging from moments of hilarity to moments that made your eyes cross in confusion. To say Smollet’s defense was weak would be one of the most severe understatements of the year. Not only was there a check written to the Osundairo brothers to help execute the hoax, but Smollett was caught on video showing them the street corner to attack him on the day before. The prosecution also noted all the inconsistencies with Smollett’s behavior the night of the alleged incident.
Now, after two days of deliberation, an unexpectedly extended amount of time that left people scratching their heads, a verdict has finally arrived.
Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on five of the six charges he faced for disorderly conduct stemming from his filing of a false police report.