Jussie Smollett Talks Ongoing Court Case With Marc Lamont Hill

Jussie Smollett was charged with six counts of lying to police on February 20, 2019. The TV actor claimed he was the victim of an alleged racist and homophobic attack in Chicago last year.  Authorities accused him of staging the attack for publicity, something he has always denied. In a recent interview with Marc Lamont Hill, the actor finally broke his silence over the incident.

“It’s been beyond frustrating because to be somebody that’s so outspoken… it’s been difficult to be so quiet. To not be able to say all of the things that you want to say, to not be able to yell from the rooftop. Because, I don’t think people realize that I’ve just been wrapped up in some form of a case for the last, approaching, in just a couple of months approaching two years. It’s been beyond frustrating. I’m certainly not going rogue. I’m still taking the advice of my attorneys and everything like that. But I just don’t see honestly what staying quiet has really done. Where it has gotten me.”

He also added that his treatment by the courts and local authorities is because they want to make an example of him, “They won’t let this go. It doesn’t matter. There is an example being made. And the sad thing is that there’s an example being made of someone that did not do what they’re being accused of,” Jussie said.