I still have my doubts that Smollet will face any real legal consequences regarding his hate hoax and the crime of filing a false report, or whatever. But the following detail from this TMZ article gives me a little more hope.
Our sources say early on they asked Jussie if he'd sign complaints against the 2 men who attacked him and he was clear that he would. But, when he found out the 2 brothers were the ones in custody we're told he said he knew them, felt bad for them and declined to sign the complaints.
It seems like the cops may have insinuated purposely that the two men they had in custody were not his cohorts as a test of character.
Smollet was willing to malign what he thought were two completely innocent strangers, effectively ruin their lives, just to back up his lie. This presents a whole other level of skulduggery.
Satisfied merely chalking one up for our side in the culture war, this was all just funny to me and I didn't really care much what happened to Smollet until I read that.
Yet we will here no outcry from the media or general public for retribution in light of this malicious, sociopathic behavior. God willing, justice will be served in court.