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Dec 13 2021
“Actor Jussie Smollett, one-time star of the TV drama ‘Empire,’ was found guilty on Thursday of staging a hate crime against himself in what prosecutors said was a bid to gain sympathy and boost his career.” (Reuters)
The right applauds the verdict and criticizes prominent figures who failed to question the story despite its implausibility.
The left worries that this case willThe Flip Side
Mar 28 2019
“Chicago prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges accusing ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett of staging a phony hate crime… The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said it viewed the outcome as appropriate… First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats told the Chicago Sun-Times that the decision to drop the case did not mean Smollett is innocent of the charges, or that he was a victim.” (The Flip Side
Dec 10 2021
Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty Thursday of filing a false police report about a racist, homophobic hate crime against him in 2019, which prosecutors said he staged by paying the assailants.
Smollett, who is gay and black, claimed that two men wearing Make America Great Again attire assaulted him, put a noose around his neck and said "this is Trump country" one night in JanuaryWashington Examiner MSNBC Newsweek
Mar 27 2019
Charges have been dropped against Empire Actor Jussie Smollett, drawing strong rebuke from Chicago's mayor and police.Washington Post USA TODAY National Review
Mar 27 2019
Rarely do we find ourselves nodding vigorously in agreement with Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, but both onetime Obama lieutenants expressed needful levels of disbelief and disgust at the surprise outcome of L’Affaire Jussie Smollett. “Hate crimes are loathsome. Faking them is insidious and shouldn’t be excused,” Axelrod wrote on Twitter after the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped allGuest Writer - Right
Feb 19 2019
An object lesson in what happens when people in positions of political and cultural authority indulge their biases by suspending disbelief.Noah Rothman
Dec 06 2021
CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett testified Monday that he did drugs at a bathhouse and made out with one of the two brothers accusing him of staging a hate crime against himself.
The former “Empire” television star, 39, described meeting Abimbola Osundairo, when called to the stand by his defense at his trial on charges that he staged a hate crime against himself in January 2019 and lied toNew York Post (News)
Dec 10 2021
The story of Jussie Smollett and the implausible hate crime attack against him is now familiar to nearly everyone.
Smollett, a little-known actor on a long-running Fox television show, claimed to have been walking down the street minding his own business at 2 a.m. in downtown Chicago when he was attacked by two white Trump supporters wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats who madeWashington Examiner
Feb 21 2019
US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report.BBC News
Feb 21 2019
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.Newsmax (News)