When Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced an unsubstantiated accusation of rape, actor Jussie Smollet marched among the pitchforks and torches demanding that Kavanaugh be presumed guilty in the court of public opinion.
Now that the tables have turned, and Smollet is the one facing criminal charges, he has miraculously rediscovered the value of the presumption of innocence. Smollet is fighting the claim that he faked a violent hate crime against himself in order to get attention and boost his salary
In a Thursday statement, his legal team announced,
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been reportedly leaked.”
Smollett’s flip flop on the presumption of innocence is typical of the double standard the left holds when it comes to standards of justice. Democrats only reserve the benefit of a doubt for themselves..
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