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

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

KidHorn
KidHorn

Not defending him, but at least no one was falsely accused. He should lose his job and pay a hefty fine. Maybe pick up trash in an orange jump suit for a few months.

2banana
2banana

A hate crime did take place.

The fake legacy media inciting hate against anything Trump or white or Traditional American values.

They don’t investigate, they don’t look into, they are not curious, they do not try anything fair or balanced. They report every rumor, lie and innuendo as 24/7 FACT in a desperate attempt to DESTROY Trump and his supporters.

The media today (with a few small exceptions) are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the democrat party.

The irony is - they have destroyed themselves.

They are out in the open. Everyone sees them for what they are.

And no one trusts them. Not even those on the left as they know the fake legacy media could turn on them with this slime in a heartbeat.

Tengen
Tengen

There's good and bad here. It's nice to know that attention seeking charlatans like Smolett can get busted so publicly for stoking the divide and conquer narrative. The Chicago police super gave a nice talk about this. Would also like to believe that the media will, after multiple recent setbacks, stress that allegations are not facts, but I won't hold my breath.

We're also witnessing the breakdown of trust in our society and unfortunately it seems like we're still nowhere near a desire to actually come together rather than keeping score against each other. Not only is the acrimony here to stay, it will keep ramping up with inevitable results.

Corto
Corto

He was a celebrity.

  1. Was there something he did in his past to not have believed him up front?
  2. If not, the MSM reported the story as I would have expected given he was a celebrity.
  3. They also followed up on a daily basis as his story unraveled, it's not like it was swept under the carpet.
  4. The CPD's Eddie Johnson called it shameful, and he is black.
  5. His career is ruined and likely going to jail for a while.

What more do people want? Seems like the system worked. This time.

However, in the days since this began (about late Jan) look at the shooting/murder stats in Chicago.

Just unbelievable this happens daily.

WarpartySerf
WarpartySerf

Jussie Smollettsky Hollywood's dream boy

Mish
Mish

Editor

"Was there something he did in his past to not have believed him up front?"

Yes many people spotted it.

It was way over the top with MAGA crap It was similar to a scene in one of the episodes. It was conducted on a day that was near zero and he was bundled up, likely unrecognizable.

Here is an early doubter

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:

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.

magoomba
magoomba

He's got nothing on McCabe.