Jussie Smollett has been re-charged for allegedly lying to cops about the hate crime he claims was perpetrated against him in Chicago a year ago, and he insists he’s innocent and will keep saying his truth.
TMZ caught up with the actor as he was leaving the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, February 25.
Smollett, who has pled not guilty again, insisted that he’s innocent when asked about being charged again.
He was with his lawyer and introduced her to the photographer so that the questions could be directed to her. His lawyer said Jussie is a tough cookie and will pull through.
The photographer then asked: “You claim to be innocent still. Are you still maintaining your innocence?”
Jussie replied: “I don’t claim to be innocent. I am innocent.”
Smollett’s legal team has filed a motion for the case to be dismissed over double jeopardy, meaning that you can’t prosecute someone over the same offences twice.
The TMZ photographer asked Jussie if he was going to stick to his story that he’s innocent or hope that the double jeopardy argument saves him.
“This double jeopardy thing is a fascinating argument that we’re talking about. You think that can hold up in court?
“I do, that’s why we filed the motion,” Jussie’s lawyer said.
The photographer then asked: “Jussie, listen, which is a better defence: you didn’t do it, or the double jeopardy?”
Jussie replied, saying: “The truth is the best defence.”
I Went To Nigel Gaisie’s Office With A Nightie : Mzbel Confesses
Mzbel has finally spoken on the allegation from Tracey Boakye that she blackmailed Nigel Gaisie for GH¢50,000.
According to Tracey Boakye, Mzbel went to Nigel Gaisie’s office in a nightie and turned around to accuse the man of rape and blackmailed him.
Well, Mzbel has reacted to the wild allegation and has confessed going to Nigel Gaisie’s office in nightwear.
But according to Mzbel, it was Nigel Gaisie who called her late in the night to rush to his office because of an emergency.
Out of the desperation to get to Nigel Gaisie, she forgot she was in a nightie and rushed to his office.
Date And Venue For Joe Mettle’s White Wedding Revealed
It’s confirmed, Joe Mettle, an award-winning gospel musician will walk down the aisle in a few days to come with his to-be wife identified as Sellasie. She’s a pastor’s daughter.
The full details regarding the wedding is no more a secret on social media as a wedding invitation card to this effect is out and already it has gone viral.
Ms. Forson Lists Lumba, Adina, Shatta Wale & Sarkodie In Her Top 10 Ghanaian Acts Of All Time
We caught up with the ever so talented singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Ms. Forson over the week and we had just one question for her after listening to her newest single / video ‘Number 1’ featuring Fameye. After we found out she wrote the entire song and played the guitar rifts on there, we asked, who are the young Ms. Forson’s influences? Who are Ms. Forson’s top 10 Ghanaian Acts of All Time?
This was her unwavering list.
Kojo Antwi – I grew up loving His songs rhythm and chord progressions. He is a great intellectual writer and a unique singer. I look up to Him
Samini – I love his energy on stage. He’s magical.
Efya – I love Efya because she has a free soul, she’s an amazing vocalist and a great performer.
Kofi Kinaata – I love his unique music writing ability.
Sarkodie – I love Sarkodie’s lyrical content and personality.
Becca – I love The way she carries herself. She’s very bold, outspoken, and sensational. She has exceptional stagecraft.
Ebony – may her soul Rest In Peace, she inspired me with her sincere, daring, and spontaneous personality.
Daddy Lumba – I love his wordplay and versatility in creating music
Shatta Wale – I love Shatta because he is very outspoken and a go-getter. That I look up to.
Adina – She is an excellent singer and I look up to her.
Watch Ms. Forson’s brand new video for ‘Number 1’ featuring Fameye here.
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