Lawyer Tells Anderson Cooper That Jussie Smollett Is Victim Of ‘Media Gangbang’

Lawyer Tells Anderson Cooper That Jussie Smollett Is Victim Of ‘Media Gangbang’

Hours after Empire actor Jussie Smollett was indicted by a Chicago grand jury on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report that he was the victim of a hate crime, his lawyer Mark Geragos told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that Jussie Smollett was the victim of a “media gangbang” and “media lynching.”

“What is happening here is, frankly, a media gangbang of this guy of unprecedented proportions,” Geragos exclaimed. ”That’s the reason I got into this. I’ve never seen a media pendulum swing more quickly and more viciously and rob somebody of their presumption of innocence like this case has. It’s startling the way people assume he’s guilty.

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Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.