Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Chicago Grand Jury

10 March, 2019, 16:15 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Brothers Olabinjo "Ola" and Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo, initially questioned by police as suspects, "shifted the trajectory of the investigation" by providing evidence that they had been paid off by Smollett to orchestrate the assault. Apparently, he wants us to believe two friends of his waited around in the middle of the night in subzero Chicago weather for an opportunity to commit a hate crime against him while posing as Trump supporters.

What the lawyer is referencing is the open investigation into Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Smollett was treated after the alleged attack. In addition, he has also been suspended from Empire.

Sources told NBC and CNN Mr Smollett had apologised to the cast for any embarrassment caused by the incident but maintained his innocence.

Empire star Jussie Smollett will be going into the weekend with a legal anvil hanging over his head. Johnson also alleged that Smollett concocted the threatening letter he received prior to the alleged attack that contained homophobic and racist language, and when that "didn't work", went ahead with the attack.

In February, he was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $100,000 bail.

The first starts with something that has been apparent since Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson briefed reporters last month on the investigation: Authorities are angry at Smollett.

What did he say happened?

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In January, Smollett told police that he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a sandwich shop in the early morning on Jan. 29.

Police say Smollett recruited the two men to stage the attack because he was upset with his pay on the popular hip-hop drama Empire.

How has the case unfolded?

Police looked through hours of video surveillance from the area but found no footage of any attack. "They do harm to every legitimate victim who's in need of support by police and investigators". On their return they were held for nearly 48 hours.

"It is common practice for the Cook County state's attorney to charge as much as they can for any kind of crime", he said.

One of the brothers, both of whom were detained, was an extra on Smollett's television show.

According to police, the actor, who is black and openly gay, paid two brother $3,500 to attack him on January 29 in the hope of advancing his career and because he was unhappy with salary.

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