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CNN host Don Lemon said Wednesday it wasn’t “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s fault that he had already lost in the “court of public opinion” for his handling of the weeks since he claimed he was attacked in a hate crime.

Rather, Lemon said, after he and his panel assessed the legal troubles Smollett is in following his arrest for disorderly conduct in filing a false police report, it seemed the actor had gotten poor advice.

The article goes on to state the following:

“In the court of public opinion, Jussie has lost,” Lemon said. “He’s lost the fight in the court of public opinion, and that’s where his battle is. Legally … if it’s jail time, if he has to do probation, if he has to pay whatever, but in the court of public opinion—”

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