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Jussie Smollett Attorney Blasts Chicago Officials For Continuing “Smear Campaign”

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Jussie Smollett Attorney Blasts Chicago Officials For Continuing “Smear Campaign”
Continuing the back and forth that has raged between police, media, government officials and defenders of actor Jussie Smollett since hate hoax charges were dropped, his attorney Patrica Brown Holmes has issued a statement condemning the local authorities in Chicago.

Calling the ongoing dispute a “smear campaign,” Brown Holmes said she was “disappointed” that authorities have continued to question the Smollett decision by the Assistant State Attorney General to drop the case.

Smollett will forfeit his bond of $10,000 and do some community service as part of the case’s disposition. Officials include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Superintendant Eddie Johnson have expressed outrage at the penalties after Smollett faced 16 felony counts.

“We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped. The facts are clear. The Assistant State’s Attorney appeared in court and dismissed the charges. Mr.
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Jussie Smollett Wants “To Get Back To Work,” Vows To Continue Fight For Justice; Lawyer Doesn’t Rule Out Lawsuit

Jussie Smollett Wants “To Get Back To Work,” Vows To Continue Fight For Justice; Lawyer Doesn’t Rule Out Lawsuit
After being cleared of all charges in his attack case, Empire actor Jussie Smollett told reporters outside a Chicago courthouse that he “just wants to get back to work and move on with my life” and continue fighting for justice and equality. But his attorney gave a firm “next question” when asked if Smollett would take any legal recourse against the city of Chicago or the two brothers who claimed the actor took part in a hoax.

Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, told reporters outside the courtroom that her client is “a good, solid citizen of the city of Chicago” and that the money paid by Smollett to the Osundairo brothers was for nutrition and physical training, “exactly what Jussie said.”

The brief press conference took place on a bizarre day in a bizarre case, with all criminal charges against Smollett dismissed and his record expunged.

After Brown Holmes
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Jussie Smollett Says He Was ‘Truthful on Every Level Since Day One’ After Charges Dropped

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Jussie Smollett Says He Was ‘Truthful on Every Level Since Day One’ After Charges Dropped
After his lawyer confirmed that charges against him have been dropped, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave a statement in which he said he has been “truthful and consistent on every level from day one.”

“This has been an incredibly difficult time. Honestly one of the worst of my entire life,” Smollett said in a statement in front of the Chicago courthouse. “Now I’d like nothing more than to get back to work and move on with my life.”

Read the full statement below:

“I just made a couple notes. First of all I want to thank my family, my friends, the incredible people of Chicago and all over the country and the world who have prayed for me , who have supported me and who have showed me so much love. No one will ever know how much that has meant to me and I will be forever grateful. I
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Jussie Smollett’s Attorney Says ‘There Was No Deal’ to Get Charges Dropped

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Jussie Smollett’s Attorney Says ‘There Was No Deal’ to Get Charges Dropped
Jussie Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, said that “there was no deal” to get the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to drop the charges against the “Empire” star.

“There was no deal. The state dismissed the charges,” Holmes said Tuesday morning during a press conference outside the Cook County courthouse. She added that Smollett “voluntarily” agreed to forfeit his bond. “I don’t have information that the state would have as to why they dropped these charges.”

Smollett spoke shortly after Holmes and started by thanking all of his supporters. “I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of,” he said. “This has been an incredibly difficult time. Honestly, one of the worst of my entire life. But I am a man
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Forbidden Hollywood Volume 9

Depraved convicts ! Crazy Manhattan gin parties! Society dames poaching other women's husbands! A flimflam artist scamming the uptown sophisticates! All these forbidden attractions are here and more -- including Bette Davis's epochal seduction line about impulsive kissing versus good hair care. It's a 9th collection of racy pre-Code wonders. Forbidden Hollywood Volume 9 Big City Blues, Hell's Highway, The Cabin in the Cotton, When Ladies Meet, I Sell Anything DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1932-1934 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 63, 62, 78, 85, 70 min. / Street Date October 27, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 40.99 Starring Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Humphrey Bogart; Richard Dix, Tom Brown; Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Berton Churchill; Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy, Alice Brady, Frank Morgan; Pat O' Brien, Ann Dvorak, Claire Dodd, Roscoe Karns. Cinematography James Van Trees; Edward Cronjager; Barney McGill; Ray June Written by Lillie Hayward, Ward Morehouse, from his play; Samuel Ornitz, Robert Tasker, Rowland Brown
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‘Shed No Tears’ spares no expense at making its whacky plot as amusing as possible

Shed No Tears

Written by Brown Holmes

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

U.S.A., 1948

Edna (June Vincent) and her much older husband Sam Grover (Wallace Ford) have cooked what they believe is the perfect plan to live happily together with a handsome sum. Despite that Sam’s career floundered, his insurance is an enviable amount, hence they opt to fake the husband’s death to in order for Edna claim the bounty of 50,000$ before meeting up with hubby in Mexico. What Sam fails to realize is that Edna already has another beau, Ray Belden (Mark Roberts), with whom she actually intends to split the money. Complicating matters is, first, Sam’s son Tom (Dick Hogan) who refuses to believe the police report concluding that his father’s death was accidental. Secondly is the private eye Huntington Stewart (Johnston White), commissioned by Tom to snoop around to find out what he
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Brash Blonde vs. Sweet Blonde (Long Before Titanic): Farrell Has Her 'Summer' Day

Glenda Farrell: Actress has her ‘Summer Under the Stars’ day Scene-stealer Glenda Farrell is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" star today, August 29, 2013. A reliable — and very busy — Warner Bros. contract player in the ’30s, the sharp, energetic, fast-talking blonde actress was featured in more than fifty films at the studio from 1931 to 1939. Note: This particular Glenda Farrell has nothing in common with the One Tree Hill character played by Amber Wallace in the television series. The Glenda Farrell / One Tree Hill name connection seems to have been a mere coincidence. (Photo: Glenda Farrell as Torchy Blane in Smart Blonde.) Back to Warners’ Glenda Farrell: TCM is currently showing Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939), one of the seven B movies starring Farrell as intrepid reporter Torchy Blane. Major suspense: Will Torchy win the election? She should. No city would ever go bankrupt with Torchy at the helm. Glenda Farrell
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