Skip to comments.Prosecutor: Actor gave detailed instructions for fake attack
Posted on 02/21/2019 1:38:24 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
HICAGO "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record the beating, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Police said Smollett planned the hoax because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career. Before the attack, he also sent a letter that threatened him to the Chicago studio where "Empire" is shot, police said.
Smollett, who is black and gay, turned himself in to face accusations that he filed a false police report last month when he told authorities he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two masked men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.
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As part of the instructions, Smollett also told the brothers to put the rope around his neck, Assistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier told a news conference.
His plans for the surveillance camera were thwarted. Police say it was pointed another way and did not have a view of the beating.
At Smollett's first court appearance, a judge set bond at $100,000, meaning that he must post $10,000 to be released. Smollett's attorneys asked for him to be released on his own recognizance, but the judge, who is also black, said that was inappropriate and that he was particularly bothered by the allegations involving the noose.
Smollett said little during the hearing, except to state his name. He was joined in the courtroom by family members.
Morton Downey, Jr. with a tan.
(Should be C hicago not hicago.....)
Posted this because had not seen this factoid in any of the other reports:
Smollett’s attorneys asked for him to be released on his own recognizance, but the judge, who is also black, said that was inappropriate and that he was particularly bothered by the allegations involving the noose.
Good Morning America Robin Roberts should be held to account for helping him, as a friend, perpetrate this lie by providing him the forum and not asking any difficult questions.
...at $100,000 a week you bet his family was there....
I believe President Trump gave a great tweet in response to this travesty...I’ll have to search for it.
Robin’s gay too...
He’s even more stupid than I gave him credit for!
And that wasn’t much!............................
Here is the President’s tweet - it’s at the end of the article:
On Thursday, he (President Trump) tweeted to Smollett: “What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA.”
So every person in America who is unhappy with his/her wages should fake an attack by white Trump supporters to get a raise?
This guy is a filthy bigot.
Thank you! Found the tweet also.
But I want an apology from Robin Roberts, from Ellen, from Kamala Harris, from Corey Booker, et all.
WE SMELLY WALMART DEPLORABLES ARE VICTIMS OF THIS HATE CRIME AND WE DEMAND APOLOGIES!
Yes he is...exactly.
Alinskyites never apologize
Their tactic is to lie and move on .
Thus we have Moveon.org leading the charge
Pitchforks and torches ....
Smollett planned the hoax because he hates WHITE PEOPLE AND SUPPORTERS OF TRUMP.
But most of all he hates himself. A sorry homo, butt-sore, person of color.
“Police said Smollett planned the hoax because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career.”
The libs have no idea how much of a backfire this is. Thanks to Smollett, there are now quite literally, Nigerians yelling, “MAGA!”
Jussie Smollett did not come up with this on his own. Jussie is very chummy with the democrat leaders. They needed to push a crazy bill through the Senate making Lynching a Federal crime. So how do they get support for that?
Lets hope that the Federal Investigation goes much deeper.
I feel good about myself because I’d never heard or seen anything about this guy before his “hate crime”.
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