Chicago PD Lays Into Jussie Smollett In Post-Arrest Interview
Following Jussie Smollett’s arrest on a felony claim for submitting an incorrect cops report, the Chicago PD held an interview that summarized the event as follows: “This promotion stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t make.” Via CNN protection, Chicago Authorities Superintendent Eddie Johnson lodged a set of allegations versus the Empire star. Johnson initially described a threatening letter “that depended on racial, homophobic and political language,” which cops think that Smollett organized to have actually sent out to the FOX series’ set. Johnson then declares that Smollett then managed the physical attack upon himself– at the expense of $3,500– since he had an Empire income beef:
” When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s credibility through the mud at the same time. And why? The stunt was managed by Smollett since he was disappointed with his income. So he cooked up a story about being assaulted.”
It gets weirder. CBS Chicago reports that Smollett most likely caused his own scratches and contusions and paid 2 Nigerian males (who were Empire bonus that police no longer think about to be suspects) with a check— clearly a quickly traceable technique that even more adds to the unusual nature of this story.
Johnson mentioned that Smollett “made the most of the discomfort and anger of bigotry to promote his profession.” He continues in this clip while singling out the “utilize the importance of a noose to make incorrect allegations”: