Nigerian brothers COOPERATING with Chicago police; Smollett PAID them to FAKE attack!

OK, now it looks like the police are ready to say positively that the attack on Smollett was a hoax.

From Deadline:

“The new direction of the investigation is now based on the premise that Mr. Smollett was an active participant in the incident,” a law enforcement source close to the situation told Deadline today.

Lawyers for Smollett have been contacted by law enforcement in the last several hours with a request that the actor resubmit to questioning by detectives, I also hear. In anticipation of such requests, the Empire star has in recent days retained attorneys Victor P. Henderson and Todd Pugh. The Chicago-based lawyers specialize in criminal defense.

Officially the Chicago PD had no update on the case from its statement of last night that “due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”

This comes as CNN is reporting that sources in the Chicago PD are saying that the actor who plays the openly gay Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “paid two men to orchestrate the assault.”

There it is.

Now it’s time to go make fun of people who used the attack as an example of all the evil that Trump has wrought on our land.



UPDATE:

More details:

The crafty beaver. OK.

UPDATE:

CNN is now reporting it. 

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.

The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.”
The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.
Oddly enough, I’ve been watching CNN and it’s not making news. I wonder why. Also they haven’t tweeted it from the CNN account… hmmm.. all of a sudden it’s not real news anymore huh?
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Abesurd
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Abesurd

He is sorry , he didn’t mean it, he had a cold — Diane Feinstein

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Well, looks like I’m (probably) wrong.

I figured the guy just had a really bad night and made up the story to cover for his sad state. It didn’t look well enough planned to be a hoax.

Mind you, it’s still a really stupid “plan,” if these guys are really involved (and aren’t lying for some other reason).

9 year old kids make up better hoax plans than this.

FoulBaboonery
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FoulBaboonery

The MSM is indirectly responsible. They’ve created an environment in which they will run with an anti-Trump story without any evidence, and loser attention seekers like Smollett are incentivized to create these hoaxes in order to demonize MAGA America.

bhaskin
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bhaskin

LOCK HIM UP !!!

Mr Norml
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Mr Norml

Can’t wrap my head around this. Why? They say to get into the mind of your enemy . . .assuming there’s a mind to get into. Scary and extremely sad.

PFade
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PFade

It’s still Trumps fault. If he weren’t president Jussie wouldn’t be gay or black and none of this would have happened.

AT
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AT

After this, I am now inclined to believe that Michael and Trayvon Ferguson were hoaxes too.

TXGRunner Fᵉᵈᵉʳᵃˡ ᶦˢᵗ ☑
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TXGRunner Fᵉᵈᵉʳᵃˡ ᶦˢᵗ ☑

Sick people pay others to attack them or falsify reports all the time. There was a McCain volunteer in 2008 that did the same thing. The Duke Lacrosse case, the Tawana Brawley case, Anita Hill, Dr. Ford…this is not new. This is why we shouldn’t immediately believe any accuser — even kids and women — until their story is investigated. More interesting to me is the basis under which the Nigerians entered the country. If they’re taking fake hit jobs, that doesn’t fit with them being wealthy. Did they enter to work? to study? because they’re relatives of somebody else? If some rich Nigerian sends her sons to school in the US, they probably don’t need to take fake hit jobs. If they came in to work, they have jobs, and again, why would they take a fake hit job if they had good jobs that allowed them to stay… Read more »

Mike Torrence
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Mike Torrence

Nigerian “MAGA” supporters? Who knew?

ShantiGirl
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ShantiGirl

Well, color me surprised! NOT! Who didn’t know from the beginning he did this himself? If I were the judge, I would fine him for all the resources used by the CPD to look into this “crime,” and three months in jail.

Dave L
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Dave L

Sure didn’t surprise me any to find out that this moron faked this BS. Typical ghetto rat, BLM mentality.

notebene
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notebene

This punk was so blinded by hatred for any one he doesn’t agree with he just self destructed. He will hopefully have time sitting in a prison cell to think about how his own self loathing and greed got him there. Then again he’s a narcissistic leftist incapable of maturity, so I doubt that epiphany will occur!

Subie201
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Subie201

What a dunce! This idiot just threw his career away! He deserves that three year prison sentence!

LIBS R NUTS
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LIBS R NUTS

I wish we can put together a list of all these false attacks that have been blamed on Trump supporters, Republicans, white men, and anybody that is not a leftist.

Michael Thomas
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Michael Thomas

Robin Roberts is a disgusting pig. Someone needs to recount the expressions of horror by the snowflakes when Juicy first deployed his ruse. This fraud is the essence of what the Left thinks and does.

Golden Phoenix
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Golden Phoenix

I mean if you are going to hoax a MAGA attack, don’t be so stupid to leave so many tracks back to you. If you are going to orchestrate something disgusting like this, there are ways to cover your track at least a little. The Police knew this guy was lying after the first week

toongoon
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toongoon

Smollett is good friends with Maxine Waters. Says a lot.

toongoon
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toongoon

It’s pretty pathetic when there isn’t enough real violence from the right that the Left have to pay for it themselves to falsely accuse the right.

ozzy
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ozzy

Eh, unless somebody starts going to serious jail this stuff is going to continue.

ty tailor
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ty tailor

Just a few of the many recent leftist fake hate crime hoaxes. . .

Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a hate crime attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the false assault and actually rehearsed it with them
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/sources-brothers-released-bought-rope-used-in-jussie-smollett-attack/

Nathan Phillips lied about being confronted and agitated by a group of high school students when a video showed it was Phillips that actually confronted and harassed the students while a registered hate group known as the Black Hebrews spewed vile racist slurs at them.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/01/24/third-kentucky-bishop-apologizes-covington-catholic-high-school-students/?utm_term=.ecfd7204bf7f

Hate Crime Hoax: Drake University Student Admits to Sending Racist Notes to Herself, Others
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/12/03/drake-university-student-arrested-connection-racist-note-racism-campus-des-moines/2196055002/

Police: Woman Faked Story About Trump-Related Hate Crime
https://abc30.com/police-fake-trump-hate-crime-story-leads-to-li-womans-arrest/4255188/

‘Hate Crime’ Hoax: Girl Who Said Her Hijab Was ‘Cut Off’ Lied, Say Toronto Police
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/scarborough-hijab-attack-1.4487716

3 University of Albany Students Who Faked Hate Crime Get Probation
https://www.foxnews.com/us/university-at-albany-students-get-probation-for-falsifying-hate-crime-incident

No Charges for Hijab Hate Hoax, Says Prosecutor
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/02/no_charges_for_woman_accused_o.html

Hate Hoax: Teen Allegedly Posts ‘KKK’ Twitter Threat
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/police-cite-student-for-threat-made-at-arundel-high-school/

Ronbo
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Ronbo

So if you’re black and create the most heinous fake “noose around neck” racist crime, the “media” (as it were) and everyone involved gets a pass? Only “real” racism gets the full “we are all appalled” treatment. Got it. Kind of diminishes racism doesn’t it?

OKJames
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OKJames

Wonder if the “Crafty Beaver Hardware Store” have the brothers on video purchasing the rope? Would love to see that out there on the web.

eklektos44 .
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eklektos44 .

As if we didn’t know it was a hoax the first instant we heard of it.

timerunnersc
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timerunnersc

Sounds like he’s trying to join the “MeTo’ movement. Does he now pass the test of the evidence?

ty tailor
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ty tailor

Just a few of the many recent leftist fake hate crime hoaxes. . .

Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a hate crime attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the false assault and actually rehearsed it with them
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/sources-brothers-released-bought-rope-used-in-jussie-smollett-attack/

Nathan Phillips lied about being confronted and agitated by a group of high school students when a video showed it was Phillips that actually confronted and harassed the students while a registered hate group know as the Black Hebrews spewed vile racist slurs at them.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/01/24/third-kentucky-bishop-apologizes-covington-catholic-high-school-students/?utm_term=.ecfd7204bf7f

Hate Crime Hoax: Drake University Student Admits to Sending Racist Notes to Herself, Others
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/12/03/drake-university-student-arrested-connection-racist-note-racism-campus-des-moines/2196055002/

Police: Woman Faked Story About Trump-Related Hate Crime
https://abc30.com/police-fake-trump-hate-crime-story-leads-to-li-womans-arrest/4255188/

‘Hate Crime’ Hoax: Girl Who Said Her Hijab Was ‘Cut Off’ Lied, Say Toronto Police
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/scarborough-hijab-attack-1.4487716

3 University of Albany Students Who Faked Hate Crime Get Probation
https://www.foxnews.com/us/university-at-albany-students-get-probation-for-falsifying-hate-crime-incident

No Charges for Hijab Hate Hoax, Says Prosecutor
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/02/no_charges_for_woman_accused_o.html

Hate Hoax: Teen Allegedly Posts ‘KKK’ Twitter Threat
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/police-cite-student-for-threat-made-at-arundel-high-school/

Sentinel
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Sentinel

The MSM/CNN won’t acknowledge they are racist in the way they covered this crime?

Didn’t see that coming… (/s)

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Time to lock him up.

And time for the damned, criminal MSM to apologize for all their fake news, defending this criminal. I know… I kid. But once again, the MSM shows their bias and BS.

CNN is the worst!!!

taxedplenty
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taxedplenty

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, Smollett’s lawyers, told ABC News. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

Get ready to grab ankles, Jussie. The prior experience might help with that.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

It makes me wonder, how many of these hoaxes go unsolved? I’ll bet that there are many that don’t reach national prominence like this one.

David Jenson
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David Jenson

What kind of scumbag thinks it’s a good idea to fake an attack and scapegoat MAGA just to stay on a crappy television show?

One Bert
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One Bert

It was those Covington Catholic kids again!

Renny
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Renny

Well, I don’t care about Trump. This is a slap in the face to everyone who really has experienced this kind of violence. This creep should be ashamed of himself. And he’s a racist.

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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Ciceroni Excogitatoris

The MSM will sweep it under the rug because the NARRATIVE is all that was needed… many low-info voters are sure the attack happened. It’s all about “Trump is a racist” narrative.

Mollett will be applauded by the Left. He will say he did it “to bring up the importance of race in the Trump era,” just wait for it!!

CheetoBuster!
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CheetoBuster!

This dirtbag would have pinned this on two innocent white guys if there were any in the area that night.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is REAL.

dougie23
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dougie23

Those guys should have worn “whiteface.” Here in Virginia “blackface” is a pretty popular thing amongst democrats.

Charli
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Charli

Just one more liberal progressive useful idiot Hollyweirdo who hates Trump, whites and America. Unfortunately, anti-American, Hollyweirdo hate groups are far too common these days in our country and dreaming up lies to destroy us can be expected.

Landscaper
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Landscaper

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

bhaskin
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bhaskin

LOCK HIM UP!

Royce McCutcheon
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Royce McCutcheon

From day one, I knew something was fishy. Smollett alleged he was attacked at 2am on Lower Water St.: That part of the story checked out. Could have been a random mugging. But the two white guys in MAGA hats? If those people had been trolling around, they would have been bigger targets than some dude with a Subway sandwich. I assumed it was some other motivation: drug deal, ex-boyfriend etc. gone wrong and Jussie just exaggerated the circumstances. I never assumed he had literally orchestrated the whole thing. He told them to buy red hats! This should be the biggest hoax since balloon boy, but I doubt it will even be in the news cycle by noon tomorrow.

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