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Saturday Night Live skewered Jussie Smollett, the out Empire actor accused by the Chicago Police Department of faking his own hate crime.
The most recent episode, hosted by comedian John Mulvaney, featured the skit "Shark Tank: Legal Edition," "where celebrities in legal trouble make their case to see if any of our sharks will represent them." The mostly disgraced panel of attorneys included Trump sycophants like Alan Dershowitz, Jeanine Pirro, and Rudolph Giuliani; Trump antagonist and Stormy Daniels counsel Michael Avenatti rounded out the group.
After featuring New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft -- accused of soliciting prostitution -- Jussie Smollett (played by Chris Redd) came out to gasps from the audience.
"Hey everyone, you won't believe this, but I was just attacked outside the studio by Donald Trump himself," Smollett says, who admits that's not true when told there are cameras outside.
When Avenatti asks why Smollett was seeking representation he says, "I broke humanity. But if you take my case I'm offering spoilers for the next season of Empire; I die."
Pirro's reaction to Smollett is inspired, with the character (played by star player Cecily Strong) saying she had already written "Fox News fan fiction" about a gay, black man lying about an attack and was sexually aroused to see it come true (allegedly!).