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Reply #450 posted 02/17/19 12:03pm

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Jussie will probably do little time or community service if this is proven a hoax. He may even become more famous. People will rally around him that the PD have a conspiracy outta get him.

I'm not so sure.

This is a little different then the all-publicity-is-good-publicity way of thinking.

But stranger things have happened.

Though it's hard to think of anything as strange as this case recently.

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Reply #451 posted 02/17/19 12:58pm

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Hmmm...so not a single trump supporter in all of America watches ‘Empire?’ lol I wonder what poll they got that info from. Judging from a lot of the harsh criticism towards Jussie on social, from many trump supporters, they sure seem to know a lot about the character Jussie plays on that show. Interesting.


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TMZ.com

2/17/2019 11:59 AM PST

JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE TO GO TO GRAND JURY ...
Cops Doubt MAGA Comment Because Trump Folks Don't Watch 'Empire’


A grand jury will hear the Jussie Smollett case early next week ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Law enforcement sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ, the 2 brothers who were arrested and then released are staying somewhere around the Loop in downtown Chicago under the watchful eye of police so no one gets to them. We're told cops especially want to make sure Jussie does not contact the brothers.

We're told when police raided the home of the 2 brothers they found magazines with pages torn out, and authorities are now trying to determine if the missing pages are connected to the threatening letter that was sent to Jussie 8 days before the alleged attack.

Our sources say early on they asked Jussie if he'd sign complaints against the 2 men who attacked him and he was clear that he would. But, when he found out the 2 brothers were the ones in custody we're told he said he knew them, felt bad for them and declined to sign the complaints.

Our sources say although cops believe the brothers purchased the rope that was around Jussie's neck after the incident, there is no surveillance video at the hardware store because it erases after a week.

We're told the way they tracked the 2 brothers down was by their movements in arriving and leaving the scene around Jussie's apartment building. As we reported, they left in either a cab or an Uber, but we're told cops tracked the vehicle and the 2 brothers got out on their way home and into another vehicle. As one source put it, "It was almost like a bad spy movie."

The sources say there were red flags from the get-go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera.

And, there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed, "This is MAGA country," because, "Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.'"

And, a few loose ends ... we're told when cops picked up the 2 brothers at O'Hare Airport, police were armed with 3 warrants for each man, one of which was to seize their phones.

We're also told there is no video of a "rehearsal" of the attack in the street.

Jussie and his lawyer have vehemently denied the attack was staged, maintaining this was a hate crime.”
[Edited 2/17/19 14:23pm]
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Reply #452 posted 02/17/19 1:40pm

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Jussie Smollett To Appear Before Grand Jury, Faces Possible Indictment: Report


https://www.hotnewhiphop....72211.html


The ongoing case may be turned against the victim.


Jussie Smollett's hate crime case is reportedly on its way to court next week, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to TMZ. These sources, who are connected to the ongoing investigation, claim the police department is keeping the initial suspects, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, within reach in downtown Chicago in efforts to shield them from external influence. Apparently, they insist on blocking any contact between the Osundairo brothers and Smollett.

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Reply #453 posted 02/17/19 1:55pm

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Jussie Smollett To Appear Before Grand Jury, Faces Possible Indictment: Report


https://www.hotnewhiphop....72211.html



The ongoing case may be turned against the victim.



Jussie Smollett's hate crime case is reportedly on its way to court next week, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to TMZ. These sources, who are connected to the ongoing investigation, claim the police department is keeping the initial suspects, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, within reach in downtown Chicago in efforts to shield them from external influence. Apparently, they insist on blocking any contact between the Osundairo brothers and Smollett.



Oh you found a second article on this too. It will be interesting to hear/see the details/outcome.

Here’s Page Six’s version:

https://www.google.com/am...-jury/amp/

Jussie Smollett case to reportedly go before a grand jury
By Ruth Brown

February 17, 2019 | 5:02pm

“The Jussie Smollett case will go before a grand jury early next week, according to a new report.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that a panel will hear the case, but the outlet didn’t elaborate on who is facing charges — or what they might be.”

Sidenote: So according to Page Six’s reporting, either the brothers or Jussie will be facing charges.. or both. Some reports say he ‘will be indicted ’while others say he ‘could be indicted’. No further info regarding any followup statement from Jussie’s lawyers yet, since their last response on the case.
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Reply #454 posted 02/17/19 3:50pm

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CynicKill said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

Jussie will probably do little time or community service if this is proven a hoax. He may even become more famous. People will rally around him that the PD have a conspiracy outta get him.

I'm not so sure.

This is a little different then the all-publicity-is-good-publicity way of thinking.

But stranger things have happened.

Though it's hard to think of anything as strange as this case recently.


I could bring dozens of points of reference where people have been caught faking or lying about hate crimes, but when it comes to celebrities doing it I think this is a first. So it's really hard to say what the outcome will be, but my gut instinct is that they will want to make an example of him because we as a society simply cannot allow this sort of asshole behavior. There's just way too much at stake, way too much of an impact on so many people.

Taraji Henson did get caught lying years ago about her son being racially profiled, but she apologized and that was the end of it.

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

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Reply #455 posted 02/17/19 4:14pm

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People that only get news from liberal sources may be more surprised or shocked by this story than those that check all sources, left & right, or even those that only get their news from the right.

We've seen many stories of hate crime hoaxes over the past few years, most of them from various college campuses. But left leaning news sources rarely report on these stories so half the population may not be aware that it has been a thing.

But, as Pokeno has pointed out, this is probably the first time a celebrity has been exposed perpetrating this type of hoax, so this story is too high profile to be ignored by those that would rather sweep it under the rug.

I still expect many to believe the lie and reject the truth because it doesn't fit their narrative, or, to simply insist that discussing the issue is harmful to victims of real hate crimes. We still have some that believe the false narrative about the Covington Catholic kids even after all the videos revealed the truth, the independent investigation exonerated them, and many that spread the lies are being sued. Unfortunately, some people are too tribal to deal with reality.

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Reply #456 posted 02/17/19 5:22pm

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2elijah said:

luv4u said:

Jussie Smollett To Appear Before Grand Jury, Faces Possible Indictment: Report


https://www.hotnewhiphop....72211.html


Oh you found a second article on this too. It will be interesting to hear/see the details/outcome. Here’s Page Six’s version: https://www.google.com/am...-jury/amp/ Jussie Smollett case to reportedly go before a grand jury By Ruth Brown February 17, 2019 | 5:02pm “The Jussie Smollett case will go before a grand jury early next week, according to a new report.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that a panel will hear the case, but the outlet didn’t elaborate on who is facing charges — or what they might be.” Sidenote: So according to Page Six’s reporting, either the brothers or Jussie will be facing charges.. or both. Some reports say he ‘will be indicted ’while others say he ‘could be indicted’. No further info regarding any followup statement from Jussie’s lawyers yet, since their last response on the case. [Edited 2/17/19 15:39pm]

Wow, this case is turning out to be so strange! I cannot wait to hear the whole true story come out.
If it's a hoax - what the hell? If it's not a hoax, what the hell? eek

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Reply #457 posted 02/17/19 5:39pm

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2elijah said:

luv4u said: Oh you found a second article on this too. It will be interesting to hear/see the details/outcome. Here’s Page Six’s version: https://www.google.com/am...-jury/amp/ Jussie Smollett case to reportedly go before a grand jury By Ruth Brown February 17, 2019 | 5:02pm “The Jussie Smollett case will go before a grand jury early next week, according to a new report.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that a panel will hear the case, but the outlet didn’t elaborate on who is facing charges — or what they might be.” Sidenote: So according to Page Six’s reporting, either the brothers or Jussie will be facing charges.. or both. Some reports say he ‘will be indicted ’while others say he ‘could be indicted’. No further info regarding any followup statement from Jussie’s lawyers yet, since their last response on the case. [Edited 2/17/19 15:39pm]

Wow, this case is turning out to be so strange! I cannot wait to hear the whole true story come out.
If it's a hoax - what the hell? If it's not a hoax, what the hell? eek


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Reply #458 posted 02/17/19 6:14pm

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2elijah said:

luv4u said: Oh you found a second article on this too. It will be interesting to hear/see the details/outcome. Here’s Page Six’s version: https://www.google.com/am...-jury/amp/ Jussie Smollett case to reportedly go before a grand jury By Ruth Brown February 17, 2019 | 5:02pm “The Jussie Smollett case will go before a grand jury early next week, according to a new report.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that a panel will hear the case, but the outlet didn’t elaborate on who is facing charges — or what they might be.” Sidenote: So according to Page Six’s reporting, either the brothers or Jussie will be facing charges.. or both. Some reports say he ‘will be indicted ’while others say he ‘could be indicted’. No further info regarding any followup statement from Jussie’s lawyers yet, since their last response on the case. [Edited 2/17/19 15:39pm]

Wow, this case is turning out to be so strange! I cannot wait to hear the whole true story come out.
If it's a hoax - what the hell? If it's not a hoax, what the hell? eek

either way someone needs to go to prison...

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Reply #459 posted 02/17/19 6:23pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Wow, this case is turning out to be so strange! I cannot wait to hear the whole true story come out.
If it's a hoax - what the hell? If it's not a hoax, what the hell? eek


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Reply #460 posted 02/17/19 7:15pm

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Interesting tidbit:

Since I was accused of being a troll I felt I should post this article from The Daily Beast which echos my sentiments on this matter concerning race. Just a heads up that I'm not the only one that was concerned about this issue.

Ralph Northam to Jussie Smollett: How Black History Month 2019 Has Been a Total Disaster

https://www.thedailybeast...l-disaster

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"And there’s the incident involving Jussie Smollett, the embattled star of Empirewho was reported as having been attacked in a vicious hate crime in Chicago on January 29. On Jan. 22, Smollett, a gay Black man, reported to police that he’d received a threatening letter at the Fox studio where his show is filmed; and seven days later, he told police two masked assailants attacked him, pouring “an unknown chemical substance” on him (possibly bleach), wrapping a rope around his neck, and yelling, “This is MAGA country!” Two persons of interest were arrested, but this weekend it was reported that the police have shifted their focus to Smollett, who has been suspected of orchestrating the attack. “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,” said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Since those reports, there have been those rushing to indict both Smollett and the communities that rallied around him. It’s a reminder that so many are looking for any reason to unleash their contempt and rage against the efforts to empower victims; there has been gleeful schadenfreude coming from those who never want to take hate crimes seriously in the first place—especially when the victims are Black and/or LGBTQ.

As more information is released involving what happened to Smollett, those who dismiss or even condone the marginalizing and oppression of Black and LGBTQ citizens will revel in any opportunity to downplay the realities of what it means to be an “other” in America. As is always the case with bigots, any one person’s transgression will be used as ammo for disparaging an entire community or mindset—to decry one incident as proof we’ve “gone too far” in these efforts to ensure our friends, family and neighbors aren’t denigrated by the society in which they live. It’s important to remember, before you go to war with such people, that they will find validation in whatever unscrupulous act they can clasp onto as a sweeping indictment. You have no obligation to sway them. They’re bigots."

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Reply #461 posted 02/17/19 7:18pm

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Interesting tidbit:


Since I was accused of being a troll I felt I should post this article from The Daily Beast which echos my sentiments on this matter concerning race. Just a heads up that I'm not the only one that was concerned about this issue.



Ralph Northam to Jussie Smollett: How Black History Month 2019 Has Been a Total Disaster


https://www.thedailybeast...l-disaster


>


"And there’s the incident involving Jussie Smollett, the embattled star of Empirewho was reported as having been attacked in a vicious hate crime in Chicago on January 29. On Jan. 22, Smollett, a gay Black man, reported to police that he’d received a threatening letter at the Fox studio where his show is filmed; and seven days later, he told police two masked assailants attacked him, pouring “an unknown chemical substance” on him (possibly bleach), wrapping a rope around his neck, and yelling, “This is MAGA country!” Two persons of interest were arrested, but this weekend it was reported that the police have shifted their focus to Smollett, who has been suspected of orchestrating the attack. “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,” said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.


Since those reports, there have been those rushing to indict both Smollett and the communities that rallied around him. It’s a reminder that so many are looking for any reason to unleash their contempt and rage against the efforts to empower victims; there has been gleeful schadenfreude coming from those who never want to take hate crimes seriously in the first place—especially when the victims are Black and/or LGBTQ.


As more information is released involving what happened to Smollett, those who dismiss or even condone the marginalizing and oppression of Black and LGBTQ citizens will revel in any opportunity to downplay the realities of what it means to be an “other” in America. As is always the case with bigots, any one person’s transgression will be used as ammo for disparaging an entire community or mindset—to decry one incident as proof we’ve “gone too far” in these efforts to ensure our friends, family and neighbors aren’t denigrated by the society in which they live. It’s important to remember, before you go to war with such people, that they will find validation in whatever unscrupulous act they can clasp onto as a sweeping indictment. You have no obligation to sway them. They’re bigots."



Wow that’s a massive amount of spin.
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Reply #462 posted 02/17/19 7:37pm

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CynicKill said:

Interesting tidbit:

Since I was accused of being a troll I felt I should post this article from The Daily Beast which echos my sentiments on this matter concerning race. Just a heads up that I'm not the only one that was concerned about this issue.

Ralph Northam to Jussie Smollett: How Black History Month 2019 Has Been a Total Disaster

https://www.thedailybeast...l-disaster

>

"And there’s the incident involving Jussie Smollett, the embattled star of Empirewho was reported as having been attacked in a vicious hate crime in Chicago on January 29. On Jan. 22, Smollett, a gay Black man, reported to police that he’d received a threatening letter at the Fox studio where his show is filmed; and seven days later, he told police two masked assailants attacked him, pouring “an unknown chemical substance” on him (possibly bleach), wrapping a rope around his neck, and yelling, “This is MAGA country!” Two persons of interest were arrested, but this weekend it was reported that the police have shifted their focus to Smollett, who has been suspected of orchestrating the attack. “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,” said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Since those reports, there have been those rushing to indict both Smollett and the communities that rallied around him. It’s a reminder that so many are looking for any reason to unleash their contempt and rage against the efforts to empower victims; there has been gleeful schadenfreude coming from those who never want to take hate crimes seriously in the first place—especially when the victims are Black and/or LGBTQ.

As more information is released involving what happened to Smollett, those who dismiss or even condone the marginalizing and oppression of Black and LGBTQ citizens will revel in any opportunity to downplay the realities of what it means to be an “other” in America. As is always the case with bigots, any one person’s transgression will be used as ammo for disparaging an entire community or mindset—to decry one incident as proof we’ve “gone too far” in these efforts to ensure our friends, family and neighbors aren’t denigrated by the society in which they live. It’s important to remember, before you go to war with such people, that they will find validation in whatever unscrupulous act they can clasp onto as a sweeping indictment. You have no obligation to sway them. They’re bigots."

So basically even if he lied calling him out is offensive because that is what they want to do?

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Reply #463 posted 02/17/19 7:46pm

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That's what you guys got out of that?

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Reply #464 posted 02/17/19 7:46pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

So basically even if he lied calling him out is offensive because that is what they want to do?


Right. Because only a bigot would call him out for this.

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Reply #465 posted 02/17/19 8:02pm

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I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right.

https://www.washingtonpos...557b7df8e1

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"If Smollett’s story is found to be untrue, it will cause irreparable damage to the communities most affected. Smollett would be the first example skeptics cite when they say we should be dubious of victims who step forward to share their experiences of racist hate crimes or sexual violence. The incident would be touted as proof that there is a leftist conspiracy to cast Trump supporters as violent, murderous racists. It would be the very embodiment of “fake news.”

And that reason, more than any other, is why I need this story to be true, despite its ugliness and despite what it would say about the danger of the world I live in. The damage done would be too deep and long-lasting. This could be one tragedy that the Lyon family — and more importantly, the ordinary people who loved the show and invested in Smollett and his character — could never overcome."

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Reply #466 posted 02/17/19 9:38pm

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CynicKill said:



SuperFurryAnimal said:


Jussie will probably do little time or community service if this is proven a hoax. He may even become more famous. People will rally around him that the PD have a conspiracy outta get him.

I'm not so sure.


This is a little different then the all-publicity-is-good-publicity way of thinking.


But stranger things have happened.


Though it's hard to think of anything as strange as this case recently.






If he is part of a hoax, Let time pass and blame the cops then hope some other black entertainer just gives him a break. People in entertainment industry get breaks after murder, child molestation, animal abuse, etc.
What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #467 posted 02/17/19 9:39pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2elijah said:


luv4u said:

Jussie Smollett To Appear Before Grand Jury, Faces Possible Indictment: Report


https://www.hotnewhiphop....72211.html







Oh you found a second article on this too. It will be interesting to hear/see the details/outcome. Here’s Page Six’s version: https://www.google.com/am...-jury/amp/ Jussie Smollett case to reportedly go before a grand jury By Ruth Brown February 17, 2019 | 5:02pm “The Jussie Smollett case will go before a grand jury early next week, according to a new report.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that a panel will hear the case, but the outlet didn’t elaborate on who is facing charges — or what they might be.” Sidenote: So according to Page Six’s reporting, either the brothers or Jussie will be facing charges.. or both. Some reports say he ‘will be indicted ’while others say he ‘could be indicted’. No further info regarding any followup statement from Jussie’s lawyers yet, since their last response on the case. [Edited 2/17/19 15:39pm]


Wow, this case is turning out to be so strange! I cannot wait to hear the whole true story come out.
If it's a hoax - what the hell? If it's not a hoax, what the hell? eek


Yes it is Dimi. We shall see what happens this week. We will have to wait to see what the outcome will be. It could go either way. Who knows if the 2 brothers turned it all on him to save themselves or if it is an actual hoax. There hasn’t been a followup response from Jussie’s lawyers since their last response earlier. I’ll hold my opinion after the grand jury session, once it is released what hard evidence has been presented for an indictment.
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Reply #468 posted 02/18/19 5:24am

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SuperFurryAnimal said:

CynicKill said:

I'm not so sure.

This is a little different then the all-publicity-is-good-publicity way of thinking.

But stranger things have happened.

Though it's hard to think of anything as strange as this case recently.

If he is part of a hoax, Let time pass and blame the cops then hope some other black entertainer just gives him a break. People in entertainment industry get breaks after murder, child molestation, animal abuse, etc.

Not if your African American. U will be made to suffer for a VERY long time & in most cases will NEVER recover from it.

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Leaked that they have record of financial payments. I agree we also have to wait and see what comes out in courts. Some at Empire are sticking by Jussie. He has friends high up like Obamas.

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SuperFurryAnimal said:

Leaked that they have record of financial payments. I agree we also have to wait and see what comes out in courts. Some at Empire are sticking by Jussie. He has friends high up like Obamas.

So??

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PennyPurple said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

Leaked that they have record of financial payments. I agree we also have to wait and see what comes out in courts. Some at Empire are sticking by Jussie. He has friends high up like Obamas.

So??


Pay no attention. Never lists any sources, just blurts out in large letters.

Wait until the investigatoin is over. If Smollet is lying or not lying - there will be evidence to support either conclusion.

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Reply #472 posted 02/18/19 7:26am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

So??


Pay no attention. Never lists any sources, just blurts out in large letters.

Wait until the investigatoin is over. If Smollet is lying or not lying - there will be evidence to support either conclusion.

True. I do wonder why he isn't being asked by a mod to list his links, like the rest of us are...

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Reply #473 posted 02/18/19 7:27am

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PennyPurple said:

So??


Pay no attention. Never lists any sources, just blurts out in large letters.

Wait until the investigatoin is over. If Smollet is lying or not lying - there will be evidence to support either conclusion.

See the source image

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Reply #474 posted 02/18/19 7:35am

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Leaked that they have record of financial payments. I agree we also have to wait and see what comes out in courts. Some at Empire are sticking by Jussie. He has friends high up like Obamas.



he also faces federal charges as well as making false statements, tampering with evidence, and obstruction.

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Reply #475 posted 02/18/19 7:36am

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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Pay no attention. Never lists any sources, just blurts out in large letters.

Wait until the investigatoin is over. If Smollet is lying or not lying - there will be evidence to support either conclusion.

See the source image



lol

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CynicKill said:

I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right.

https://www.washingtonpos...557b7df8e1

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"If Smollett’s story is found to be untrue, it will cause irreparable damage to the communities most affected. Smollett would be the first example skeptics cite when they say we should be dubious of victims who step forward to share their experiences of racist hate crimes or sexual violence. The incident would be touted as proof that there is a leftist conspiracy to cast Trump supporters as violent, murderous racists. It would be the very embodiment of “fake news.”

And that reason, more than any other, is why I need this story to be true, despite its ugliness and despite what it would say about the danger of the world I live in. The damage done would be too deep and long-lasting. This could be one tragedy that the Lyon family — and more importantly, the ordinary people who loved the show and invested in Smollett and his character — could never overcome."


The author of this article is crazy. She would rather there be racist, homophobic psychos out there attacking people in the dead of night than for a celebrity to be exposed as a liar.

That's just not right.


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Reply #477 posted 02/18/19 7:53am

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Now that Smollett has been exposed, ABC goes in to damage control mode trying to spin softball interview on Good Morning America.

https://www.newsbusters.o...s-softball




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PennyPurple said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Pay no attention. Never lists any sources, just blurts out in large letters.

Wait until the investigatoin is over. If Smollet is lying or not lying - there will be evidence to support either conclusion.

True. I do wonder why he isn't being asked by a mod to list his links, like the rest of us are...

Listening to CNN. I also found pictures with him and Michelle.

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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SuperFurryAnimal said:

PennyPurple said:

True. I do wonder why he isn't being asked by a mod to list his links, like the rest of us are...

Listening to CNN. I also found pictures with him and Michelle.



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