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SNL takes on Empire actor Jussie Smollett scandal

‘Donald Trump himself just attacked me outside the studio’: SNL eviscerates Jussie Smollett for ‘faking a hate attack on himself’ by portraying him as a lying Shark Tank contestant who ‘broke humanity’ and ‘died’ in Empire

  • Saturday Night Live took on the Jussie Smollett scandal in a Shark Tank parody
  • The sketch, starring Chris Redd as Smollett, involved scandal-plagued guests appearing before lawyers as they asked them to take on their case
  • Redd’s Smollett immediately declared that he had been attacked by Donald Trump outside the studio
  • He asked if there were cameras outside before admitting his story wasn’t true
  • Another guest to appear on the parody Shark Tank was New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft played by Beck Bennett
  • Kraft was recently charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution 

Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been slammed on Saturday Night Live after he was arrested for allegedly faking a racist and homophobic attack. 

SNL took on the scandal in a Shark Tank parody sketch starring Chris Redd as Smollett. 

In the Shark Tank: Legal Edition sketch, several controversial legal names listened as scandal-plagued guests gave pitches as to why they deserved representation. 

Redd’s Smollett was one of the guests to come before the panel that included Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon).

SNL took on the Jussie Smollett scandal in a Shark Tank parody sketch starring Chris Redd (above) as the disgraced Empire actor

‘I was just attacked outside the studio by Donald Trump himself,’ Redd’s Smollett immediately declared as he appeared in front of the Sharks. 

The panel responded, saying: ‘Jussie, is that true?’

The actor then questioned if there were cameras outside.

When informed there were cameras outside that would have recorded the attack, Redd’s Smollett backtracked saying ‘then no, it is not’.

The panel then asked Smollett why he asking for representation. 

Redd's Smollett was one of the guests to come before the panel that included Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon)

Redd’s Smollett was one of the guests to come before the panel that included Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon)

Smollett was arrested last month after claiming two men randomly beat him up, racially abused him, tied a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him in Chicago

Redd's Smollett

Smollett (left and right played by Redd on SNL) was arrested last month after claiming two men randomly beat him up, racially abused him, tied a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him in Chicago

‘I broke humanity but if you take my case, I’m offering spoilers for next season of Empire. I died.. I died.’ 

Strong’s Pirro responded: ‘Wow, a gay, black man lying about an attack, I wrote Fox News fan fiction about this but I never thought it would come true. I’m recusing myself, cause I’m just too turned on.’

Meanwhile, Mulaney’s Dershowitz said: ‘Jussie, you have everything I love in a client. You’re famous, you’re probably guilty. End of list’.

Another guest to appear on the parody Shark Tank was New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft played by Beck Bennett.

Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. 

He was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas. 

Another guest to appear on the parody Shark Tank was New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft played by Beck Bennett. Kraft was recently charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution

Another guest to appear on the parody Shark Tank was New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft played by Beck Bennett. Kraft was recently charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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