Jussie Smollett's Brother JoJo Asks After Alleged Attack Case: What If He Is Telling the Truth?

Last month, prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor after accusing him of staging a hate crime attack in Chicago.
By Corinne Heller Apr 20, 2019 7:34 PMTags
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The case has drawn much public mockery, including from Chris Rock, who threw shade at Jussie at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards.

"Within less than three months, his life has been turned upside down as my family and I have witnessed him endure unrelenting attacks to his character and reputation," JoJo wrote. "Like so many others, this entire process quickly devolved from a focus on him as a victim of assault, to him being falsely accused and held responsible for a crime that was perpetrated against him. To define this experience as unjust would be an understatement."

"What concerned me the most is, as the CPD continued their campaign against Jussie, I started to notice an online 'bandwagon' approaching ignoring whether there were any real facts to suggest his guilt," JoJo wrote. "In an effort to fit in with the momentum on social media, many appeared to roast him, demean him, and laugh at a traumatic and painful ordeal."

He added, "While very few people are courageous enough to swim upstream and resist the popular conformity of the day, I still can't believe how many people failed to ask the question: 'What if Jussie is telling the truth?'"