If You Believed Jussie Smollett, Read This

Whitney Alese
4 min readDec 21, 2021

Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of lying to the Chicago Police about his horrific attack that happened three years ago. In an incindiary trial that lasted mere days, the entire ordeal has seemingly come to a close with Jussie’s conviction.

For three years, Jussie Smollett’s story has been a polarizing topic of conversation. There were some who never believed Jussie, many of whom are…

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021), and NBC (Jan 2023). She is based in Philadelphia.