By Missy Crane | February 26, 2020

Remember when Jussie Smollett was waltzing around with all his bravado and “swagger” after he thought he beat the charges?

Well, he’s not so confident and smug anymore.

As a matter of fact, he’s defeated and somber.

TMZ caught up with Jussie and asked him about how he feels now that new charges have been levied against him.

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Smollett sounds deeply “wounded” – everything that’s happening is his fault – and he still shamelessly maintains his goofy innocence. He’s defiant about that, actually.

Smollett says it’s “Fight or die” for him and the “truth is on his side.”

Good grief, what a drama king this guy is. 

But it was the new defense strategy that is the most interesting…

They’re going to move to get this case dismissed based on “double jeopardy.”

You can watch the video below:

TMZ reported he’s pled not guilty again, and his legal team has filed a motion for the case to be dismissed over double jeopardy — which basically means you can’t prosecute someone over the same offenses twice. Jussie and his lawyer talk about that, plus other possible defenses.

The photog asks point-blank … which is it gonna be, JS — telling ’em you didn’t do it, or hope double jeopardy saves ya? Watch … Jussie says there’s only one thing he can count on.
Spoiler … he’s gonna stick to his story — lock, stock and barrel.

Yep, they’re going to try and get Jussie off on a “technicality.”


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