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Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack
Daily Mail UK ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jennifer Smith

Posted on 02/21/2019 7:50:14 AM PST by COUNTrecount

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To: COUNTrecount
Defiant Jussie Smollet says he will FIGHT the false police report charges over 'staged' attack

Sure, why not. He's got nothing to lose at this point.

61 posted on 02/21/2019 9:12:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (McCain's passing ended up being + 2 net Republican Senators. Him, and Lindsey Graham.)
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To: COUNTrecount

His defense is going to be...

But...Donald Trump


62 posted on 02/21/2019 9:15:35 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast (You may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you...)
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To: COUNTrecount

LOL. Fight the Power Jussie!!!!!!!


63 posted on 02/21/2019 9:15:56 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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64 posted on 02/21/2019 9:18:07 AM PST by simpson96
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To: newzjunkey
Eddie T. Johnson, the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, said during a Thursday press conference that Jussie Smollett's "publicity stunt" was motivated by dissatisfaction with his "Empire" salary.

Johnson said that Smollett sent himself the ransom-style letter that appeared prior to the Jan. 29 incident. "When that didn't work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago's reputation through the mud in the process," he said, later confirming that police have seen the check Smollett wrote to pay off two men.

Chicago police chief says actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on TV drama ‘Empire’

Smollett's current "Empire" salary pays him $65,000 per episode, according to HuffPost. There are approximately 18 episodes per season of the hit Fox show.

Johnson strongly condemned Smollett's alleged actions, calling it "shameful" that the actor "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to advance his career."

"As a black man who spent his entire life living in the city of Chicago, I know the racial divide that exists here," Johnson said. "I know how hard it's been for our city and our nation to come together ... How can an individual who's been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?"

In his original Jan. 29 report to police, Smollett said two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs as they attacked him with rope and bleach. When authorities arrived 45 minutes after the alleged attack, Smollett still had a rope around his neck, piquing some immediate police suspicion, according to TMZ.

The minor wounds Smollett showed police were "likely self-inflicted," Johnson said.

Smollett was arrested and put in police custody on Thursday. Felony charges against him were approved on Wednesday. The actor could face up to three years in prison if convicted.

Johnson also noted that while the case has received relentless scrutiny from the public -- "Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor" -- the Chicago PD has not given this particular investigation more attentiveness than any other one.

"I wish the families of gun violence in this city got so much attention," Johnson said.

65 posted on 02/21/2019 9:21:38 AM PST by COUNTrecount (If only Harvey Weinstein's bathrobe could talk.)
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To: Kozak

Kamala Harris was just following the democrat play book of “Never let a crisis go to waste.” So unless she was involved in the planning of this “lynching” to get her anti-lynching bill passed (which may include large amounts of money easily diverted to dem slush funds)all is normal.


66 posted on 02/21/2019 9:28:47 AM PST by spudville
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To: Fireone

EXCELLENT question!

Does this fall under the NEW Kamala/Booker “No Lynching Law”?

Unforeseen consequences of that law would be outstanding.......


67 posted on 02/21/2019 9:33:21 AM PST by COUNTrecount (If only Harvey Weinstein's bathrobe could talk.)
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To: spudville

I wonder if this is Smollett is telegraphing that he will spill the beans on some higher ups unless some more payola comes his way . . .


68 posted on 02/21/2019 9:33:28 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: samtheman

Queer > Black in the grievance ranks, I suppose.


69 posted on 02/21/2019 9:34:29 AM PST by L,TOWM (An upraised middle finger is my virtue signal.)
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To: samtheman
The Uber Morons on ABC going on and on about how this hurts the LGBT community:

It hurts all of the special interest communities of the democrat party.

70 posted on 02/21/2019 9:38:58 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Vote your bible.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And, when he does, it will be, not because he did anything wrong, but to close this unfortunate chapter and move on to defend the poor, the downtrodden, black LGBTQRZVUSGHLK community. He will never admit any guilt so that people will claim that he was forced to accept the deal.


71 posted on 02/21/2019 9:41:13 AM PST by ozaukeemom (9/11/01 Never Forget. Never.)
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To: COUNTrecount; All
Donald J. Trump

Verified account @realDonaldTrump

.@JussieSmollett - what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?

#MAGA

8:09 AM - 21 Feb 2019

72 posted on 02/21/2019 9:48:39 AM PST by COUNTrecount (If only Harvey Weinstein's bathrobe could talk.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Empire’s producers are reportedly considering removing Smollett from TV show . . .

Oh that’s bold of them. Quick action too

But if it had been a “White Nationalist” . . .well


73 posted on 02/21/2019 9:49:52 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Pussie Smollett, Mizzou, campus fake nooses, fake "protests" FAKE EVERYTHING Hey CNN? lol)
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To: COUNTrecount

Oops. How’s that Camel-uh?


74 posted on 02/21/2019 9:59:28 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: COUNTrecount

I didn’t know who he was. Still don’t. Don’t care.


75 posted on 02/21/2019 10:02:18 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Doubling down ion stupid. Will the corrupt and inept DOJ charge him with a federal crime for committing a felony through the mail?


76 posted on 02/21/2019 10:14:05 AM PST by littleharbour ("You take on the intel community they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you" C. Schumer)
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To: trebb

Umm... the memo for the check said it was for “training”. Yeah, that’s why they were wearing the red hats and ski masks, you see. So they could dress up as violent Trump supporters so he could train how to defend himself against those kind of attacks. It was completely unrelated to the violent Trump supporters he was actually attacked by a couple days later!!!

/sarc


77 posted on 02/21/2019 10:23:40 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: COUNTrecount

Keep Hate alive Jussie. /s


78 posted on 02/21/2019 10:27:24 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE (We are in an extreme cold civil war. They’re playing for keeps, to win it all.... we should too.)
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Every day I write to her on Twitter demanding she apologize for flaming race relations as I told her I would when she first posted that.......

https://twitter.com/Hillary4Priso12/status/1090663755552342016


79 posted on 02/21/2019 10:46:48 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary walks free, equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: Red Badger
Hmmmm, video of your two friends buying the ski masks, red hats an gloves. You paid them with a CHECK. You lied that they were white. Your chances of winning this are nearly negative...............

The assumption of black and black gay privilege is so overwhelming that none of the people involved in this hoax from Heels Up Harris to check writing idiot Smollett to Nigerian White Supremacists thought they would never face any consequences at all.

The very definition of privilege

80 posted on 02/21/2019 10:47:23 AM PST by atc23
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