Just when the dust started to settle…Jussie Smollett is back in the news.
A Chicago judge has ordered the “Empire” star and singer’s criminal file to be unsealed because he hasn’t “shown good cause to rebut the public presumption of access.”
Via Page Six:
The ruling by Cook County Judge Steven Watkins comes after he heard oral arguments last week from attorneys over the case file, which was sealed in March, NBC Chicago reported.
Natalie Spears, who represented news organizations seeking the unsealing of the records, said there was no point in keeping them secret anymore.
“There is no way to secrete the fact of Jussie Smollett’s arrest. At this point it is widely and publicly known from here to Helsinki and back,” Spears said at the time, according to the Chicago Tribune. “No potential employer, let alone anyone with a pulse, does not know about Jussie Smollett’s arrest at this point.”
Now, the media will be able to feed on Jussie’s criminal records like a pack of hungry wolves.
Listen, Chicago is not going to let Jussie prosper.