CHICAGO, IL—As Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 more charges for faking a hate crime on himself, the embattled actor told reporters that he is consoling himself with the fact that his attackers have also been indicted on 16 more charges for faking a hate crime on himself.
Smollett admitted it was tough to undergo such public scrutiny, although he said it gives him a real sense of peace knowing that the scrutiny is also aimed at his attackers.
"Yes, I've been indicted on 16 additional charges," Smollett said, "but on the other hand, so have my attackers. I take solace in this fact. I'm glad the justice system is not just looking at me but is also looking at those who viciously attacked me on the streets of Chicago that fateful day."
Smollett also reminded himself that no matter how bad his punishment ends up being, his attackers will also receive the same punishment.
"Justice at last," he said.