It was planned.
It was rehearsed.
It was nothing more than a cry for attention.
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett thought he’d get away with staging a hate crime, probably due to how the media would attempt to cover for him throughout the process.
He was wrong.
From CBS News:
The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack. They’re now cooperating with police.
A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found around Smollett’s neck — at a nearby hardware store. The source said detectives have evidence to corroborate the sale, something the men’s attorney alluded to Friday night.
Smollett has not spoken publicly about the arrest and subsequent release of the two brothers. Earlier this week, Chicago police said Smollett was still being treated as a victim, not a suspect.
Donald Trump Jr. weighed in:
They actually REHEARSED it so they could create the most outrage and stoke as much hate as possible?!? Terrible.
Jussie Smollett Case: Brothers Questioned By Police Were Paid $3,500 To Stage Attack, Which Was Rehearsed Days Before, CBS Chicago https://t.co/oX3W19Epub
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 17, 2019
Chicago has around 3x the murders of NYC, and a PD less than half the size.
People need to understand just how egregious @JussieSmollett taking a dozen detectives off those crimes to waste time on his hoax was.
He must be prosecuted. #JussieSmollettHoax
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 17, 2019
Cory Booker originally called the “attack” a “modern day lynching.”
Now, he’s singing a drastically different tune.
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 17, 2019
Smollett even reimbursed the brothers for buying the “noose” that “went around his neck.”
Jussie Smollett reportedly reimbursed the brothers for buying the rope pic.twitter.com/yegXGm9Rc7
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) February 17, 2019
Originally, the report was that Smollett was attacked by two men who yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
Smollett also told authorities that his attackers were white.
Not long after, Smollett’s neighbors doubted his story and ABC Chicago said Smollett may have staged the attack.
On Smollett’s neighbors, via New York Post:
CHICAGO — Nearly two weeks after “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, cops have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are growing skeptical.
“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”
From ABC Chicago, who noted that Smollett staged the attack with the help of others because he was being written off the show.
From ABC 7:
Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of “Empire.”
ABC’s Robin Roberts interviewed Smollett, where he proceeded to stick to the lie.
Jussie said he was baffled that people didn’t believe him. Apparently, he’s just not that good of an actor, huh?
If Smollett was being written off the show prior to this insane “hate crime,” what will happen to him now?
Will social justice warriors voice their support? Will he maybe get his own spinoff?
How about Smollett pays for his crime and serves his time? That seems like the most appropriate response.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for lefties to say they were sorry for jumping on the Jussie bandwagon, though.
They’ll hold strong togetther and attempt to steer the conversation toward “racism in America.” They’ll make it seem as if Smollett is the true victim.
Count on it.
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