Just a quick note that if you are going to put on a show, claiming an attack and pointing at us Deplorables, you had best be able to do it perfectly and leave no crumbs that the police can follow. Lying to the police is something they don’t like…
Jussie Smollett arrested over false attack report
US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report.
The Empire star had said he was subjected to a homophobic and racist physical attack by two men in January.
Police suspect the 36-year-old actor paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack. They are both co-operating with the investigation, US media report.
His lawyers have not yet commented. On Wednesday, they said they would “mount an aggressive defence”.
What do police say?
Suspicion over the actor’s claim started to grow after police said they could not find any video footage of the alleged incident from surveillance cameras. There were also no witnesses.
But investigators managed to track two men who appeared on video footage not far from the scene where the actor said he had been attacked.
A 2nd confirming story:
Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago: police spokesman
By Brendan O’Brien
,Reuters•February 21, 2019
By Brendan O’Brien
(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Thursday on Twitter.
Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump had struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him.
Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives, Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said on Twitter on Thursday.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony criminal charges against Smollett for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, Guglielmi said on Wednesday on Twitter.
Felony. Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark…