Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Charged with Felony, Attack Staged to Boost His Pay

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Jussie Smollett faked a racial attack on himself and faces prison. Chicago police say he was unhappy with his salary.

Chicago police say Jussie Smollett staged attack 'because he was dissatisfied with his salary'.

Jussie Smollett falsely claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in an effort to boost his “Empire” salary, Chicago police said Thursday.

“This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference. “So he concocted a story about being attacked.”

Smollett had claimed to Chicago police last month that two men beat him, tied a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

Johnson blasted Smollett on Thursday, telling reporters, “Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?”

Johnson noted how Smollett’s claims ignited intense media coverage, with everyone from President Trump to several 2020 presidential candidates weighing in on news of the assault.

Smollett, Johnson said, “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”

Quick to Believe

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Justice Kavanaugh faced the same kind of smear campaign.

Smollet's Career Over

Smollet's career is over. Hopefully he gets the chance to ponder his low salary in prison.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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magoomba
magoomba

He's got nothing on McCabe.

Latkes
Latkes

There is a nice compilation of fake hate crimes on the web. Go to duckduckgo and search for fake hate crimes.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

I'm pretty sure this post doesnt pertain to Global Economic Trend analysis or anything related to economics or the economy.

Dsgn
Dsgn

He's an actor. Therefore he's a liar. Probably a congenital liar. He lives somebody else’s words for a living. He only gets famous if he's good at it. And only does it for attention and filthy riches. Perhaps this link is not satire and he has a bright future: