Actor Jussie Smollett has taken everyone by surprise with a shocking new detail that he was upset by his salary and seeking publicity, so he staged a fake assault.
12:04 PM PT UPDATE: — Jussie’s bail was just set by a judge at $100k. He has to surrender his passport as part of his bail conditions and post 10% of his total bail to be released from custody. He’s also subject to pre-trial monitoring.
According to reports, Empire star Jussie Smollett was the one who also wrote the threatening letter to himself. Basically, Smollett played on the emotions of the LGBTQ community, his friends, family, and peers for attention? #OMG. Read on for the tea spill…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that as of 4:15 AM Thursday morning Jussie Smollett surrendered to face a charge of filing a false police report.
Eddie T. Johnson, the visibly angry Chicago police superintendent, said Mr. Jussie Smollett had taken advantage of the pain and anger of racism, draining resources that could have been used to investigate other crimes where real people are suffering.
We agree with Johnson, Chicago is already a city riddled with gang violence and has been dubbed Chiraq. Smollett cry for worldwide attention is inexcusable.
Johnson states at a news conference in Chicago:
I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention.
The superintendent seemed particularly upset by the fact that Mr. Smollett, had arranged a fake assault that featured a noose hung around his neck.
The police say the staged assault was carried out by Osundairo brothers to whom the actor had paid $3,500.
CelebNMusic247.com has looked this over, and we feel that Smollett took advantage of two immigrants — (the Osundairo brothers) — trying to make it in the United States. Not only that, he was willing for them to take the fall and be put behind bars for media attention.
Fame has RUINED Smollett. You have to be a totally insensitive and heartless human being to let to men, black men take the fall for something he created to gain more public credibility. Jussie is a disgrace as a representative of the LGBTQ community and should be stripped of his title.
Eddie T. Johnson asks:
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?
With Trump in office supporting racism and oppressing the black community, this was NOT right for Smollett to RUIN two African men and their future. #SMH
The NY Times reports:
As for Mr. Smollett, his reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday. However, we have learned that Jussie’s friend and choreographer Frank Gatson, was the one who initially made the call to police about the alleged hate crime.
What ruined the who attack was a team of investigators, looking at the case as a possible hate crime, could not find evidence to match Mr. Smollett’s story. The attack was not visible on surveillance cameras and there were no witnesses.
And to add insult to injury Smollett was most likely the one behind the “self-inflicted” facial wound. And the other red flag investigators realized is that the “false letter” was sent to Fox Studios 8 days before the incident. It was all too coincidental.
4:15 AM PT — Jussie has turned himself in and is under arrest. He’s been booked and will be taken in custody to the courthouse where he will be going to bond court at 1:30 PM CT. He will either post a bond or be released on his own recognizance. He will not enter a plea.