Jussie Smollett's testimony was 'unparalleled disaster,' jury will see through 'ruse' and convict him: 专家

而前者 “帝国” 表演者在两天的时间里提供了旋风式的证词,看到斯莫列特毫不含糊地强烈声明这些指控是 “100% 错误的” despite what the Osundairo brothers previously testified, some legal experts believe Smollett did himself no favors and likely hurt his defense by taking the stand.

Smollett testifying in his own defense is one of two things, or maybe both: a narcissistic criminal defendant who is doubling down on his charged lies to law enforcement or defense attorneys who know they are way behind and are throwing a low probability Hail Mary to try to get their client off,” 前美国. attorney Neama Rahmani, who is not involved with Smollett’s case, told Fox News Digital.

Rahmani added: “无论哪种方式, Smollett’s story was a bizarre attempt at forcing a square peg into a round hole by offering every possible explanation for the state’s digital evidence except the most obvious one: that he is guilty. In the unlikely event he is acquitted, Smollett’s decision was a genius move. But it is far more likely that the jury sees through his ruse and Smollett is convicted. 如果是这样的话, the judge may sentence him to prison time for obstructing justice and perjuring himself on the witness stand.

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詹姆斯·怀特, a high-powered attorney in Michigan who is also not involved in the Smollett case, echoed Rahmani’s comments that the actor’s testimony was nothing more thanan unparalleled disaster.White noted that he believes Smollett not onlyhurt his case” 但是也 “went beyond and made the prosecutor’s case” 正在进行中.

Brothers Olabinjo Osundairo, 对, and Abimbola Osundairo testified against Jussie Smollett in court that the former "帝国" actor paid them to carry out a fake hate crime attack against him.

Brothers Olabinjo Osundairo, 对, and Abimbola Osundairo testified against Jussie Smollett in court that the former “帝国” actor paid them to carry out a fake hate crime attack against him. (美联社照片/查尔斯·雷克斯·阿博加斯特, 文件)

His story is so unbelievable and in the face of the evidence that no reasonable jury is ever going to buy it,” White said of Smollett’s time on the stand in which he admitted to doing drugs with Bola Osundairo and mentioned other personal anecdotes that White believes “[weren’t] relevantto Smollett’s defense.

I think that he absolutely buried himself to the extent he wasn’t already buried,” White pressed.

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Although White acknowledged closing arguments have yet to be made and the jury is yet to deliver a verdict, he said Smollett’s testimonywas almost indecipherable trying to make sense of it, and I just don’t see how any reasonable jury is going to find any truth in anything he said.

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The litigator also contended that Smollett should not have taken the stand at all.

The real issue of the real story here is why was he even up there taking the stand?” questioned White. “所以对我来说, the million-dollar question, which really hasn’t played out during the course of the trial to the extent that I’ve seen is, did his attorneys try to stop this? Or were they a part of this plan? Because if it’s the latter, that’s a problem.

在这个法庭草图中, 特别检察官丹·韦伯, 剩下, 周二盘问演员 Jussie Smollett, 十二月. 7, 2021, 在芝加哥.

在这个法庭草图中, 特别检察官丹·韦伯, 剩下, 周二盘问演员 Jussie Smollett, 十二月. 7, 2021, 在芝加哥. (美联社照片/谢丽尔库克)

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Added White: “To go up in international media coverage and do what he did if it was sanctioned by his counsel, that’s concerning to me. I don’t think that it’s anything that will reverse convictions or anything to that degree, but it’s concerning.

然而, Peter M. Walzer, a founding partner at Los Angeles-based Walzer Melcher family law firm, who is also not involved in the case, explained to Fox News Digital that in his estimation, Smollett’s entire business model in this instance is rooted inpersuasion,” and seeing as though the jury is weighing Smollett’s word against that of the Osundairo brothers, 斯莫列特 “is the only one who can refute the allegations made against him.

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Closing statements in Smollett’s trial are set to begin Wednesday before jurors are dismissed for deliberation.

Smollett is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct for lying to police by filing a false police report about the alleged attack — one count for each time he gave a report — to three different officers.

The class 4 felony carries a prison sentence of up to three years, but experts have said if Smollett is convicted he likely would be placed on probation and ordered to perform community service.

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