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Juror Reveals Reason They Found Jussie Smollett Guilty

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Empire star “a favor” for convicting him of five counts of disorderly conduct but not a sixth, according to one of the jurors.

However, they found Smollett’s testimony lacking believable answers.“We all thought we were doing Jussie a favor,” the juror told the Chicago Sun-Times.All charges, felonies, were related to Smollett claiming to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in Chicago in January 2019.

Police and prosecutors said the claims were false.The sixth count charged Smollett, 39, with lying to police during an interview with detectives on February 14, 2019, after he had reported that he had been attacked.

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