Judge Orders Jussie Smollett’s Google History Be Turned Over (Yep, That’s Bad For Him)
Actor Jussie Smollett is back in hot water. This following a special prosecutor’s approval for a request to access all of his Google data.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin, the same judge who appointed the special prosecutor, will now force Google to turn over the Smollet’s data. When you consider the data that’s about to fall into the special prosecutor’s hands, one might surmise that Smollet is, well, screwed. The special prosecutor will now gain access to Smollett’s location data, emails, email drafts, and instant messages ran through Google’s messenger. Furthermore, all of Smollet’s Google search history.
In other words, if Smollet happened to write an email, or engage in a search, involving the subject of, “how to fake a hate crime,” it will probably become evidence.
To make things worse, the same Google request for Smollett’s manager is also approved.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Google must turn over “drafted and deleted messages; any files in their Google Drive cloud storage services; any Google Voice texts, calls, and contacts; search and web browsing history.”
Considering the variety and density of data about to be turned over, it’s unlikely there won’t be evidence of fraud stemming from Smollett’s wild hate crime tale last year. Smollett claims that two men accosted him attired in MAGA clothing and armed with anti-gay rhetoric. He then says the men beat him. Chicago police, nor America, ever believed a second of this tale. Now, using Smollett’s Google data history, police may finally resolve the matter. Last year, a Cook County prosecutor declined to charge Smollett, causing the police to lash out. With the assignment of a special prosecutor and an order for all of Smollett’s Google data, it seems the tide has finally turned.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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