By Tyler Durden | 11 February 2020
ZERO HEDGE — The Obamas might not be able to save Jussie Smollett this time, after the unemployed “Empire” star was slapped with a six-count indictment on Tuesday following a six-month investigation by Cook County special prosecutor Dan Webb, according to Fox4. Smollett is accused of staging a hate crime hoax last year.
Webb found that Smollett filed four separate police reports claiming he was attacked last January by two masked men as he was walking home from a Subway sandwich shop in an upscale Chicago neighborhood at around 2 a.m. The actor – who is openly gay and black – said that the attackers recognized him from Empire and began shouting racial and homophobic slurs.
It was later discovered that the two men, brothers from Nigeria, were associates of Smollett’s who say the actor paid them $3,500 to stage the whole thing. Last November, Smollett filed a lawsuit against the brothers for ‘concocting the whole thing.’ […]