Only a few days ago was 39-year-old former ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett found guilty of making false police reports regarding a 2019 homophobic attack; and now Beyonc’s mome is weighting in!
As Jussie mounts an appeal to the verdict, Tina Knowles-Lawson, 53, headed to social media to talk about the sentence and wrote alongside a screenshot of a CNN article about Jussie: “The article goes on to say both were wrong but Jussie faces possible prison time and Amy Cooper The woman who called the police and lied about the black man that was Bird watching in Central Park was trying to attack her. Leading to the potential arrest of the man where in the history of black men In Custody could have led to his death !!”
Tina continued: “Amy Cooper got off with public service . We will see the outcome of this for this Black man . Will he get the same compassion as Amy Cooper? I am not condoning what Mr Smollet was found guilty of . I am just asking will he get the same compassion and understanding of knowingly lying to police . Kyle Rittenhouse walked free after killing two people because the jury had compassion ?” In case you forgot – Amy Cooper was the white woman who in 2020 was walking her dog, and Christian Cooper, a black man who was birdwatching, in a section of New York City’s Central Park known as the Ramble – THEN SHE CALLED THE POLICE ON HIM! Take a look at Tina’s post below and let us know what you think:
As he is in the throes of mounting an appeal to the decision (as we reported here), many on social media – including celebrities – continue to discuss the impact of his pending sentence for the crime. Among them is businesswoman/fashion designer Tina Knowles-Lawson.
Look inside to see how her weigh-in got people talking over the weekend.