In a stunning move NO ONE saw coming… all charges dropped.
The former Empire actor’s charges for lying to police about an alleged racist and homophobic attack were dropped, according to Smollett’s attorneys.
Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts for making a false report that he was physically and racially attacked by two men.
According to news reports, Chicago Police and prosecutors said Smollett reported being attacked around 2 a.m. on Jan 29th on his way home from a sandwich shop.
He told police two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck.
He said the men yelled “This is MAGA country,” which is a reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
It was also reported that before the attack, Smollett sent himself a threatening letter to the Chicago studio where Empire is shot. The FBI is still investigating the letter and have made no official statements about it.
Smollett made multiple media appearances talking about the attack. As it turns out, his story was full of holes which ultimately lead to a trail of lies only a selfish and twisted individual could come up with.
The investigation uncovered the two brothers, Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, were paid $3,500 to stage the attack to help further Smollett’s acting career.
It was reported that Smollett was unhappy with the pay he was receiving and wanted more. The result? He was charged and had to make a $10,000 bond payment to get out of jail after his arrest.
By the way, here’s a surveillance video of the two brothers before the staged attack on Smollet:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Dropped Charges
The Chicago Mayor said,
“Where is the accountability in the system? You cannot have – because of a person’s position – one set of rules applies to them and another set of rules apply to everyone else.”
Thousands of dollars in police manpower and resources were poured into finding Smollet’s attackers. This is what he said in a news conference:
— ABC News (@ABC) March 26, 2019
Should the shamed actor’s 16 felony charges be dropped?
Should he be forced to pay back the money wasted on investigating his hoax attack?
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