Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was Unhappy With 'Empire' Salary

Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was Unhappy With 'Empire' Salary

Empire actor Jussie Smollett faked a widely publicized attack on himself in an effort to increase his salary on the hit show, Chicago police said Thursday.

"Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career", Johnson told reporters.

After denouncing Smollett's actions, calling them "despicable and "shameful", Johnson said that he would like the 36-year-old actor to apologize". It could also force Smollett to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report.

A week after her exclusive interview with Empire actor Jussie Smollett, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts is calling the actor's alleged hoax "a setback for race relations, homophobia, MAGA supporters". Kamala Harris and Trump. I just wish the families of gun crime got this much attention.

Police asked Smollett for his phone records, as he was on the phone to his manager at the time the alleged attack occurred.

The brothers were previously taken into custody as potential persons of interest and released after two days without charges. Police announced a "significant shift in the trajectory" of the investigation last week after the brothers were freed. He claimed the two attackers then proceeded to jump him, put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him. 20th Century Fox television declined to comment on these specific reports, but did issue a statement saying Smollett would not be written out of the show.

The news came less than 24 hours after Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. "A lot more. And that says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now". Police questioned the men and searched their apartment.

He has been accused of filing a false report regarding his claims of being the victim of an assault on January 29. According to the police, Smollett paid two men $3,500 via check to stage the attack, with a promise of another $500 upon their return from Nigeria.

Smollett was charged on Wednesday with felony disorder conduct. The police spokesman said the brothers appeared before the panel to "lock in their testimony". He said Chicago had embraced Smollett after the reported attack - and he, in turn, "slapped" it in the face.

The actor, who is gay, said he had gone out to buy food late at night in downtown Chicago when two white men hurled racial and homophobic insults at him.

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