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.”

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Smollet's Career Over

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

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (23)
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Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

Why does anybody care about this guy? Aren't there enough serious problems in this country and this world?

AWC
AWC

Meh,,,the guy is prolly already signing book deals, and it wouldn't surprise if he would be offered a job in MSM upon release from prison.

Brave New World.

Ted R
Ted R

Throw him in the clink where he belongs. Piss on him. He deserves no better.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

The fact that this talentless moron was able to achieve a certain level of "celebrity" speaks volumes about the degenerate level of our so-called "popular culture". The coming Dark Age will be a huge, much needed improvement.

Sechel
Sechel

what smollet did was sick, but the way the right is jumping on him and trolling him almost as bad