At this point, it isn’t clear whether former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett actually believes an appeal will save him from facing charges, or if he thinks America is stupid enough to still believe he did not pull off the nation’s most infamous hate crime hoax. Either way, he is still asserting his innocence and recently expressed confidence he will not be held responsible for his crime.
On Thursday, his attorney Nenye Uche said:
“We feel 100 percent confident that this case will be won on appeal. Unfortunately, that’s not the route we wanted but sometimes that’s the route you have to take to win, especially a case where we remain 100 percent confident in our client’s innocence.”