Jurnee Smollett Defends Brother Jussie Smollett: “It's Been F*cking Painful”

Written by on August 5, 2020

The twists and turns of the Jussie Smollett scandal proceed to play out in courtroom. The previous Empire star stands accused of staging a racially and homophobic assault on him again in January 2019. Data shared in regards to the case has been contradictory over the past yr and a half, however Jussie Smollett has been labeled by many as a fraud. He was let go by Empire bosses earlier than the present’s finish and he is saved himself out of the highlight as his case towards the Metropolis of Chicago strikes ahead. His household has stood by his facet via all of it, together with his sister Jurnee Smollett who not too long ago spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her brother’s controversy.

Jurnee Smollett, Jussie Smollett
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“It’s been f*cking painful, probably the most painful issues my household’s ever skilled,” the actress mentioned. “To like somebody as a lot as we love my brother, and to observe somebody who you like that a lot undergo one thing like this, that’s so public, has been devastating. I used to be already in a really darkish house for plenty of causes, and I’ve tried to not let it make me pessimistic.”

“Everybody who is aware of me is aware of that I really like my brother, and I imagine my brother,” Jurnee added. It is unclear what Jussie has deliberate for the longer term, however his authorized battle awaits a ruling.

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