Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett stood by his claims of innocence and insisted he did not lie about his homophobic attack hoax.
Addressing his highly publicized and controversial trial and its aftermath on the Sway’s SiriusXM show, Smollett said he has never felt more sober, grateful and blessed.
The actor, who much like Amber Heard lost his case not only in the legal system but also in the court of public opinion, said his moral principles as a black gay man made him incapable of orchestrating the hoax.
‘If I had done this, I’d be a piece of s***. And I don’t think that’s really questionable,’ Smollett said in the episode, which was aired on his 40th birthday on Monday.
‘If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of Black African Americans in this country for over 400 years.’
‘… It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world. I am not that motherf*****. Never have been. Don’t need to be,’…