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Reply #390 posted 02/16/19 12:55pm

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CynicKill said:

But why, after all this speculation that it's a hoax, go on national television and bring even more attention to the case if it is indeed a hoax?


I'm sure there will be a splashy revelation any minute now but it makes no sense.


Is he manic depressive?


As far as fallout I hear what you're saying about societal strides black gays have seemed to have made over the decades but at the end of the day as a black man himself the damage will hit hardest on them.


White women will be fine.


Trumps base will be fine.


Even white gay males will be fine I think. And that community can have some strong racist views that will shock most people.


The media is the one that should take the hit.


Too damn eager to report a story, but its been this way for years.


Ever since the 24 hour news cycle.


It is what it is.


Take everyhting with a grain of salt.


And stop being so judgemental and hateful.






Excellent post. The best way to deal with trolls is to ignore and bypass their posts. Don’t even bother engaging with them, even if they attack your opinion on it. Roll right over their posts. There are just some folks who already criminalized Jussie from the minute the incident was released to the public, and they are sticking to that, even without any evidence of their claim the attack is a hoax, including their fantasized version of their conspiracy stories about the incident, which many have convinced themselves is the truth.

They also don’t have any ‘genuine’ interest in Jussie being attacked or his survival of it, but rather their motive is to attack and degrade Jussie and label him a liar. Not to mention all the nutbagger YouTubers’ conspiracy stories going on about it, as well as, on other social media platforms. They’re just as bad as the men who physically and verbally attacked Jussie.

Despite all that, at the end of the day, only Jussie and the CPD will be the ones to have the last say, and confirm who the suspects are, and the details of the incident. So it’s basically a wait and see situation, once the investigation by CPD is completed.
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Reply #391 posted 02/16/19 2:06pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

MoBettaBliss said:



yep

the truth will come out in the end

until then, everyone needs to just breathe

except that was NOT the approach before... now it seems there is something BIG to the story that is yet to be made public.



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Reply #392 posted 02/16/19 2:06pm

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Well since I came late to the party, I have some catching up to do.

RodeoSchro said:

MAGA guys are nothing but cowardly pussies and honestly, I would welcome a war against sissies like the MAGA cowards.

Wow Rodeo, what has happened over the past couple years man? Advocating a civil war now? Really? Because a completely obsessed Trump/MAGA hating Jussie made a wild accusation with no evidence whatsoever? Seriously?



ThatWhiteDude said:

yes, that's why I don't get why some news outlets on twitter wrote: "Possible" when it definitely is a hate crime.

So they wore masks? I hope they find those assholes though.

Dude ... DUDE. Those news outlets were BEHAVING INTELLIGENTLY AND RESPONSIBLY by not jumping to conclusions. You, on the other hand .... rolleyes





2elijah said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

Just saw it on Twitter....and some news outlets say "possible hate crime". Yeah after these letters and the slurs, that they threw bleach on him, that they tied a rope around his neck it's still unclear if it really was a hate crime..... It's really as if some people don't want to see the racism and homophobia.

Definitely a hate crime. The bullies need to take their masks off and show their faces. Cowards.



Seems like what "some people don't want to see" is that there's been a huge number of false accusations against Trump supporters. Their accusers are so evil as to try and discredit whites and conservatives regardless of the impact and fallout. They want a civil war, whether it be political or racial. Truly repulsive.

And to call it "definitely a hate crime" without allowing any time to investigate the accusations? Sad.




2elijah said:

It’s a hate crime. Who told those MAGA idiots that they have some authority to tell Jussie what he can or cannot say in a vid? They told Jussie this is MAGA country? They’re so f’king afraid of anyone exposing this society’s ugly truths, that they have to wear masks to attack someone for it? Let them show their faces to the public. They will eventually get caught. There’s plenty of room in the prison system for those who want to use that MAGA bs as their excuse to use their bias to beat up on people.

Convinced it's a hate crime without waiting for the investigation to even start, eh? Sad.

And FTR when it's -9 temperature with wind chills of -40 people are advised to cover every inch of themselves, including their faces. To assume that anybody wearing a mask in Chicago in those weather conditions is a white Trump supporter up to no good, that's quite a disgusting assumption to make.



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It'll be quiet here for a minute until some people start playing their doctored videos and misinformation they are gathering from Fox "news", Breitbart and Newsmax, making excuses for the MAGA crowd"s repulsive racist and homophobic behavior. Trump's America.


Then you'll need to continue to remain quiet, as there still is zero video of the alleged attack. And is it turns out, it's looking like the only repulsive racist in this whole sordid story ... is Jussie. giggle


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"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

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Reply #393 posted 02/16/19 2:12pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

except that was NOT the approach before... now it seems there is something BIG to the story that is yet to be made public.


Exactly! The calming and breathing should have been done weeks ago when so many were jumping to the conclusion that Jussie's ridiculous story was true. But as usual they used it as an opportunity to trash evil white Trump supporters.

Hopefully they can positively identify the person who purchased the rope.

The only silver lining is that Jussie didn't drag some poor soul into this by falsely accusing a specific person or persons. He didn't ruin anybody's life the way Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum etc did.

But Jussie sure as hell was trying to contribute to a race war, wasn't he? nod



when the story came out, there was no reason not to believe him

if it was staged... that's a pretty big, unusual thing

thing is though... i don't know what went on, so i'm not going to throw accusations around and just guess... the facts will come out, i'll hold judgement until then

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Reply #394 posted 02/16/19 2:12pm

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2elijah said:


https://www.google.com/ur...6783263262 Empire' Cast and Crew BROTHERS NOT RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC OR PRO-TRUMP “The 2 men who were arrested, then released Friday night, in the Jussie Smollett case are pro-LGBTQ and anti-Trump, which has people on the "Empire" set scratching their heads. We've spoken with "Empire" cast and crew, and they say Ola and Abel Osundairo do not fit the profile of racists and homophobes -- not even time close. As we reported, both men have been extras on "Empire" for years and both are friendly with Jussie, and Abel is especially close to him. We're told Jussie would frequently approach the brothers on set and chat about health and fitness. [Our Empire sources say Abel especially is an ally of the LGBTQ community, and neither have ever said anything positive about Trump. They're both big Obama fans. We're told Abel worked as an "Empire" extra as recently as a month ago. They're considered family on the set ... well-known and well-liked by cast and crew. The folks we've spoken with say they find it impossible to believe Ola and Abel have the DNA of criminals who would carry out the acts that Jussie describes -- and obviously cops now believe that as well. Police arrested the brothers for battery Friday after cops raided their home Wednesday and seized a long list of items, including several bottles of bleach. However, late Friday Chicago PD released the brothers due to "new evidence" gathered from their interrogation ... and said they're no longer suspects. As we reported, Jussie initially said his attackers were white -- yet another fact that just doesn't track with the Osundairos profile.” *****++ Sidenote: TMZ needs to clarify their evidence where they claim Jussie told them the race of his attackers, because during the Robin Roberts interview, and police interview, he never gave the race of his attackers. Some folks took what he said and twisted it to their satisfaction and agenda. Some may need to work on their reading comprehension skills. Many of his critics, who were trump supporters, went after him because he said one of the attackers yelled “This is MAGA country n****r”. So some trump supporters took that and made their assumptions that Jussie claimed the attackers were possibly White/trump supporters, based on what Jussie said of the attackers comments. Keep in mind, if Jussie saw their faces, the cops would not have went after the 2 brothers who were Black, if Jussie said the attackers were White. That’s just plain common sense folks. Jussie was apparently hoping the men in the vid, were the attackers, because of the lack of video in the area showing evidence of the attack, and that was the only camera showing anyone in proximity of the incident that night. Jussie’s been called a liar, and continued to be accused that his incident is a hoax. Jussie stated in the interview, that a lot of the doubt of the incident came from trump/MAGA supporters, and that’s what made him angry, because they had no empathy regarding his attack and assumed he lied about it, yet no confirmation of the attackers’ race was made by Jussie or CPD. He said he didn’t see his attackers faces because they wore masks. It was early news reports who stated the race of the attackers, without confirmation from Jussie or police. Another thing, if the lab testing of the bottle found didn’t match the dna results of the brothers, then that could be another reason they were released, besides what the police obtained from the interrogation. So until Jussie and the CPD confirms who the actual suspects are, and CPD releases more evidence to the investigation, everything else is just going to be ‘gossip, assumptions, hearsay and rumors’ from many within the social media community. We shall see what the 2 brothers’ attorney have to say about their arrest/release, and also what Jussie Smollett’s attorney will say about the case and search for the suspects. [/b]


^ Agreed.



Thanks. Let’s hope Jussie’s attackers are caught and brought to justice. It’s unfortunate he’s being verbally attacked/criminalized all over social media by nutcases. I don’t expect this thread to last, but that will be up to the mod who created it.
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Reply #395 posted 02/16/19 2:21pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Well since I came late to the party, I have some catching up to do.

RodeoSchro said:

MAGA guys are nothing but cowardly pussies and honestly, I would welcome a war against sissies like the MAGA cowards.

Wow Rodeo, what has happened over the past couple years man? Advocating a civil war now? Really? Because a completely obsessed Trump/MAGA hating Jussie made a wild accusation with no evidence whatsoever? Seriously?



Convinced it's a hate crime without waiting for the investigation to even start, eh? Sad.

And FTR when it's -9 temperature with wind chills of -40 people are advised to cover every inch of themselves, including their faces. To assume that anybody wearing a mask in Chicago in those weather conditions is a white Trump supporter up to no good, that's quite a disgusting assumption to make.



13cjk13 said:

It'll be quiet here for a minute until some people start playing their doctored videos and misinformation they are gathering from Fox "news", Breitbart and Newsmax, making excuses for the MAGA crowd"s repulsive racist and homophobic behavior. Trump's America.


Then you'll need to continue to remain quiet, as there still is zero video of the alleged attack. And is it turns out, it's looking like the only repulsive racist in this whole sordid story ... is Jussie. giggle


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Preach!

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Reply #396 posted 02/16/19 2:27pm

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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

^ Agreed.

Thanks. Let’s hope Jussie’s attackers are caught and brought to justice. It’s unfortunate he’s being verbally attacked/criminalized all over social media by nutcases. [Edited 2/16/19 14:15pm]

I agree whoever is behind this needs to face the max penalty. Do you?

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Reply #397 posted 02/16/19 2:27pm

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when the story came out, there was no reason not to believe him

if it was staged... that's a pretty big, unusual thing

thing is though... i don't know what went on, so i'm not going to throw accusations around and just guess... the facts will come out, i'll hold judgement until then


I completely agree! When the story first came out, it would have been inappropriate to accuse Jussie of lying. Even Trump made a public announcement in support of him.

The appropriate thing to do was WAIT and not form an opinion until more information surfaced. Unfortunately that's what needs to be done these days, because of the huge number of false accusations against whites and conservatives.

But even still, at this very moment, you have some crazies throughout the country who think Jussie's "real attackers" are still out there and have yet to be caught. Maybe Jussie will "catch" them right after OJ catches the "real killers"? giggle

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

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Reply #398 posted 02/16/19 2:34pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

MoBettaBliss said:


when the story came out, there was no reason not to believe him

if it was staged... that's a pretty big, unusual thing

thing is though... i don't know what went on, so i'm not going to throw accusations around and just guess... the facts will come out, i'll hold judgement until then


I completely agree! When the story first came out, it would have been inappropriate to accuse Jussie of lying. Even Trump made a public announcement in support of him.

The appropriate thing to do was WAIT and not form an opinion until more information surfaced. Unfortunately that's what needs to be done these days, because of the huge number of false accusations against whites and conservatives.

But even still, at this very moment, you have some crazies throughout the country who think Jussie's "real attackers" are still out there and have yet to be caught. Maybe Jussie will "catch" them right after OJ catches the "real killers"? giggle

and based on what we have learned it is reasonable to question if it could be a hoax. What is odd is some of the main one who accepted without question his account and just assumed the worst, are now the ones demanding we wait for restraint... or have just abandoned the issue...

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Reply #399 posted 02/16/19 2:36pm

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Someone from Chicago said it really wasn't that cold that night.

According to him the cold snap didn't arrive until the next day or night.

He says it was around the low twenties, nothing that would phase a chicagoan(sp).

So is that yet another misconception of the case?

Locally two silly girls decided to walk to the sushi shop, never mind that it was the middle of a blizzard, traffic bans were aplenty and everyone was warned not to go outside.

My point is it isn't out of the ordinary.

And as Jussie stated before Subway is open 24 hours for a reason. And he works actors hours which can be 14-16 hour days.

I'm just saying.

This case is driving me batty.

Also why would your defense lawyer broadcast to the world that he's representing you in the middle of all this? That couldn't remain quiet until charges are brought?

It seems everything that can be done wrong IS being done wrong.

Cameras not on and in wrong directions.

Fifteen million stories about phone records.

And at the center of it all a seemingly very sincere Jussie.

I mean he's a good actor but if this is all for nothing then he deserves an Oscar no joke.

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Reply #400 posted 02/16/19 2:42pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

What is odd is some of the main one who accepted without question his account and just assumed the worst, are now the ones demanding we wait for restraint... or have just abandoned the issue...


Exactly!

As one of my favorite actors, Jimmie Walker, used to say .... "HY-PO-CRITE"!!!

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

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Reply #401 posted 02/16/19 2:54pm

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Someone from Chicago said it really wasn't that cold that night.

According to him the cold snap didn't arrive until the next day or night.

He says it was around the low twenties, nothing that would phase a chicagoan(sp).

So is that yet another misconception of the case?


Sooo .... you're gonna believe what "someone said" instead of what every reputable media outlet has proven? Seriously?

It takes about five seconds to find proof of the temperature at the time of the alleged attack.

Here ya go, the verified high temperature in Chicago on January 29 was 10/11 degrees (likely early afternoon) and the low was -8/-9 depending on which of the two below sources you use. As you probably know, daily low temperatures are usually in the early morning before the sun begins to rise.

So clearly that anonymous "someone" is full of it. lol


https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/USIL0225:1:US
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/chicago-il/60608/january-weather/348308

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #402 posted 02/16/19 3:09pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

CynicKill said:

Someone from Chicago said it really wasn't that cold that night.

According to him the cold snap didn't arrive until the next day or night.

He says it was around the low twenties, nothing that would phase a chicagoan(sp).

So is that yet another misconception of the case?


Sooo .... you're gonna believe what "someone said" instead of what every reputable media outlet has proven? Seriously?

It takes about five seconds to find proof of the temperature at the time of the alleged attack.

Here ya go, the verified high temperature in Chicago on January 29 was 10/11 degrees (likely early afternoon) and the low was -8/-9 depending on which of the two below sources you use. As you probably know, daily low temperatures are usually in the early morning before the sun begins to rise.

So clearly that anonymous "someone" is full of it. lol


https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/USIL0225:1:US
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/chicago-il/60608/january-weather/348308

I misquoted.

He didn't mention the temperature, just that he flew in and probably didn't take the temp into consideration.

My point still stands; people do stupid sh!t.

My journalistic expertise is rusty no doubt.

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Reply #403 posted 02/16/19 3:20pm

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CynicKill said:

I misquoted.

He didn't mention the temperature, just that he flew in and probably didn't take the temp into consideration.

My point still stands; people do stupid sh!t.

My journalistic expertise is rusty no doubt.


No worries. I respect your opinion, and agree that we should just wait and see how this all plays out.

Update: Police want to bring Jussie in for more questioning. If he agrees, it might lead to cuffs being slapped on him.

And the latest from Jussie, he is now denying that he hired Cohen's attorney Mike Monico. WTF??

Monico has already confirmed Jussie hired him. Why would Monico lie?

Why is it nearly everything Jussie says is either questionable, or him denying something?

Even with his birthplace, there's been dispute over whether he was born in California or Brazil. Not that I give a crap, but why does this sort of drama always follow him?

Jussie & drama, drama, drama. hmm

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

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Reply #404 posted 02/16/19 4:09pm

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CNN reported new evidence suggests hoax.


https://www-m.cnn.com/201...cnn.com%2F


Chicago (CNN) — Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
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Reply #405 posted 02/16/19 4:50pm

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Money not well spent wink
What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #406 posted 02/16/19 4:54pm

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If this does turn out to be a hoax then I hope Empire writes him out of the show and fires him.

And if it is a hoax my question would be WHY??!!

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Reply #407 posted 02/16/19 4:58pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

CNN reported new evidence suggests hoax. https://www-m.cnn.com/201...cnn.com%2F Chicago (CNN) — Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. [Edited 2/16/19 16:18pm]


The most interesting part: "The sources told CNN that there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett's neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago."

And this ain't Fox News reporting it, it's CNN omg

Well I think it's time to give Chicago PD a round of applause for a job well done. They handled it perfectly, even after having to deal with all the leaks (I wonder how much CNN's sources got paid so they could break the news first?)

To all the law enforcement who contributed to this investigation:




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"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

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Reply #408 posted 02/16/19 6:32pm

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Oh well.

Another black celebrity bites the dust!

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Reply #409 posted 02/16/19 6:47pm

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CynicKill said:

Oh well.

Another black celebrity bites the dust!

sad


Y'all so cute. I eye U trom 1000 miles away. uhmmmhuhmmm

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poppys said:

CynicKill said:

Oh well.

Another black celebrity bites the dust!

sad


Y'all so cute. I eye U trom 1000 miles away. uhmmmhuhmmm


What does that even mean?

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Reply #411 posted 02/16/19 6:52pm

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poppys said:


Y'all so cute. I eye U trom 1000 miles away. uhmmmhuhmmm


What does that even mean?

U beat me 2 it!

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Reply #413 posted 02/16/19 7:08pm

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Hmmm, so should I be thinking Block 3 or 4 at this time. This is very frustrating. But people are going to be people. Taking advantage of each other.
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Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

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Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack





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Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

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February 16, 2019 8:17PM PST


“Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have reported that the brothers admitted to police that Smollett paid them to carry out the attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi issued a statement earlier Saturday saying that the new evidence “shifted the trajectory of the investigation.”

Smollett’s attorneys denied that he was involved, saying “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”



Sidenote: I’ve seen many reports that still say ‘allegedly’, ‘ suggest’ ‘CPD believes’ , ‘Souces says’ etc., but still no actual report with a ‘confirmation’ directly from news sources or police, that says it was staged. So either the brothers were paid or the brothers told the police that story in an effort to save themselves. This can easily turn into a he said that she said pointing fingers situation. In the meantime, Jussie is denying the brothers’ accusations.

If what the brothers are saying is true, why on earth would anyone stage an incident like that to kill their own career? We still have to wait and see what hard and positive evidence, the police have if they make a ‘confirmed’ statement, that the incident was actually staged by Jussie. If they do, then I will go with that, but if Jussie can prove it wasn’t staged, then I will go with Jussie’s evidence.
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Reply #416 posted 02/17/19 4:52am

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Breaking news about Jussie demanding to go on GMA immediately after the "attack", further reinforcing his many motives for faking his "victimization".

Like I said earlier, we'll probably never know if prior to the "attack" he had learned he was being written off Empire. That leaked report came out simultaneously with other information that proved to be correct, so maybe it was true and Fox lied to cover it up because writing him off after the "attack" would have been horrible publicity for Empire producers.

But all these other believed motives for the "attack" seem quite accurate:

1) It was a followup to the mailed death threat, which the FBI will probably determine to also be faked

2) It was planned just a few days before his Troubadour show, ensuring a sellout and lots of publicity

3) He was looking to advance his singing/performing career, and his victimization would have certainly helped with even more fame and fortune

4) He is a racist who has a documented fanatical, unhinged hatred of Trump/whites/Trump supporters and wanted to turn people against them (hence the reason he scripted the attackers to be white Trump supporters)

5) He has a massive ego and craves drama-driven attention, hence referring to himself as the Gay Tupac.

6) He wanted to establish himself as a leader and icon in both the black and gay communities, ensuring even more fame and wealth

I'm sure there's more motives of which we are yet to be made aware. neutral


https://pagesix.com/2019/02/17/jussie-smollett-reportedly-insisted-on-tv-appearance-after-attack/

Almost immediately after suffering from what he told cops was a violent, anti-gay and racist attack, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett insisted on going on TV to tell his story, The Post has learned.

“When Kim Kardashian was the victim of that horrific burglary in Paris, she went to ground, she closed down, she gave no interviews for months. You can see how shaken she was.

“But Jussie was adamant that he wanted TV right away. He raised his voice and said, ‘I need to do this right now. I’m a black gay man and people need to know what happened to me. I want to tell my story.’ He wanted media right away.”

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #417 posted 02/17/19 5:07am

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Dauphin said:

Hmmm, so should I be thinking Block 3 or 4 at this time. This is very frustrating. But people are going to be people. Taking advantage of each other.

Guess we will have to wait until the CPD presents their hard evidence, with a ‘confirmed ‘ statement that the incident was in fact staged.

So far, none of the reports I’ve read online, has an actual ‘confirmed’ statement from CPD with evidence that debunks the incident. Most are claiming they received info from 2 sources inside CPD, who don’t want to be identified at this time, who claim the 2 brothers told the police that Jussie paid them to stage the incident. Yet, Jussie’s attorneys are denying the 2 brothers‘ claims.

I guess it’s still a wait and see situation at this point, pending a ‘confirmed’ statement from CPD and what positive evidence they found to debunk Jussie ‘s incident. shrug
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Rest in Power Elijah Cummings. Thank you for your fight for human rights/justice. Your legacy will never die in vain.
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Reply #418 posted 02/17/19 5:17am

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Breaking: Chicago police continue to confirm evidence supporting Jussie faked the attack.

Not that we need any further confirmation. Obviously the brothers and Jussie are all close, with one of them being Jussie's personal trainer. There would be zero reason for either of the brothers to truly attack Jussie without his advance knowledge. This is a slam dunk.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jussie-smollett-attack-staged-chicago-police-believe-report-1187477

Chicago Police Department chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said, "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. We've reached out to the Empire cast member's attorney to request a follow-up interview."

Police have dug up records that show that the brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett's neck at an Ace Hardware in Chicago.

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #419 posted 02/17/19 5:21am

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The PD will not state something official until after they speak with Jussie. Do imagine they have something that made them believe the two Nigerian pacifist gentlemen are 100% innocent and victims to manipulation from the madman orchestrating this horrific hate crime.
*phone records
*payments
*Airline tickets
*Text messages
For example.
What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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