Jussie Smollett Shuffles Criminal Defense Lawyers, Hires Crisis Management Firm as Hate Hoax Unravels

It was reported Sunday that Jussie Smollett shuffled his criminal defense lawyers and hired a crisis management firm as the hate hoax unravels.

Fox 32 reporter Rafer Weigel said on Sunday that Michael Monico is no longer representing Jussie Smollett because there was reportedly a disagreement about the decision to release Saturday night’s statement. Mr. Smollett will now be represented by Chicago attorneys Victor Henderson and Todd Pugh.

Smollett’s reps denied high-profile criminal defense attorney Michael Monico was ever representing Smollett.

But Michael Monico confirmed to Fox News that he was representing Smollett, but no longer representing him.


It gets better…

Jussie Smollett has also just retained Anne Kavanaugh. Her local firm offers crisis management along with other services, reported CBS’s Charlie De Mar.

Despite all of the reports from police sources that Jussie Smollett staged the hate crime, his lawyers pushed back in a statement late Saturday night calling the Chicago cops liars.

Jussie Smollett’s attorneys, Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, released a statement late Saturday night insisting the alleged MAGA attack that took place on January 29th in the subfreezing temps in Chicago was real.

Jussie Smollett could get up to three years in prison for filing a false police report in the state of Illinois.


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