Chicago Police Call Out Liberals Pushing Smollett Hoax

  • 2019-02-21
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Earlier this morning, Jussie Smollett surrendered to Chicago police, who placed him under arrest for a felony charge of allegedly filing a false police report.

At police headquarters, Superintendent Eddie Johnson briefed reporters on the status of the department's investigation. 

During the press conference, Johnson chastized celebrities, the mainstream media, and Democratic presidential candidates for weighing in "on something that was choreographed by an actor."

The Wrap's Jon Levine reports:
 

“This announcement today recognized that ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Johnson continued, adding that the star had staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the Fox show.

“I am left hanging my head asking ‘why?’ Why would anyone — especially an African American man — use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusation,” Johnson added. “Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who is in need of support by police and investigators as well as the citizens of this city … I’m offended by what happened and I am also angry.”

In the weeks after the attack was reported, major journalists and Hollywood figures seized on the story to suggest the incident was reflective of a broader trend.

“This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate,” Sen. Kamala Harris said at the time.

 
Superintendent Johnson's harsh criticism continued.
 
Johnson added that investigators believe the threatening letter Smollett supposedly received was faked as well. (RELATED: FBI Now Investigating Jussie Smollett)
 
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