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Smollett Case Reportedly Heading To Grand Jury

Jussie Smollett’s case about an alleged attack in January could be headed to a grand jury. Law enforcement official sources reported the case could be headed to a grand jury sometime this week, according to TMZ Sunday. Law enforcement is allegedly making sure Smollett is not in contact with the two Nigerian brothers who were first arrested Wednesday, but then released ...

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Cory Booker Called Smollett ‘Attack’ A ‘Lynching,’ Now He’s Refusing Comment Amid New Evidence In The Case |

A Democratic lawmaker who called the alleged hate crime attack against Jussie Smollett a “modern-day lynching” now says that he is withholding judgement in the case amid reports that authorities believe the “Empire” actor orchestrated a hoax. “Well, the information is still coming out, and I’m going to withhold until all the information comes out,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, ...

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Vox Correspondent Says ‘MAGA Country’ Quote In Smollett Case Was Pushed By Celebrities Not The Media

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Vox senior video correspondent Liz Plank said celebrities — not media outlets — were reporting on the “This is MAGA country” quote in “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack. “The MAGA quote, I remember reading about this story and looking for a real, reputable media outlet reporting on that and I could not find one,” Plank said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” ...

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It’s Official: Smollett investigation shifting focus from attack to hoax

While CDN’s reporting has been steadfast in its skepticism of Empire star Jussie Smollet’s attack allegations, it has taken almost three weeks for most other reporting to catch up, but it’s official now: Chicago police are investigating Smollett as the perpetrator of a hoax. “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the ...

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Smollett’s Attorneys Speak Out, Say Reports Claiming The Actor Planned Own Attack Further Victimizes Him

Jussie Smollett’s attorneys said reports claiming the “Empire” actor planned his own attack on Jan. 29 “further victimized” him and were lies, according to a Saturday night statement. Smollett reported two men beat him up, tied a rope around his neck, said racial and homophobic slurs, threw an unidentified chemical substance on him and yelled, “This is MAGA [Make America ...

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Two Men Arrested In Smollett Case Released With No Charges

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) said Friday night the two men arrested for suspicion of being involved in the alleged attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were released with no charges. “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 ...

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Police Confirm Suspects Arrested In Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Are Black Men

The Chicago Police Department confirmed Friday that the suspects arrested in the alleged racist and homophobic attack against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett on Jan. 29. were two black men. The men were identified as Nigerian brothers, The Associated Press reported. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said both were arrested for suspicion of assault and battery. One of the suspects was on ...

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Two Men Originally Considered As ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Smollett’s Alleged Attack Arrested

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) said Friday the two men who were being questioned over the alleged racist and homophobic attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were arrested. The men were identified as two Nigerian brothers, according to The Associated Press. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said both were arrested, but not charged, for possibly being involved in the alleged attack. ...

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Update on Jussie Smollett Incident: Homes raided, full phone records and… some interesting relationships

Update 2: Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that reports claiming the attack was a hoax are not yet confirmed and everything is being investigated. Media reports anout the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives. Supt Eddie Johnson has contacted @ABC7Chicago to state on the record that we have no evidence to support their reporting and ...

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Jussie Smollett Turns Over Limited, Redacted Phone Records Police Say Aren’t Anywhere Near Enough

Jussie Smollett and his manager have reportedly released a limited set of heavily-redacted phone records to Chicago police Monday night in response to investigators’ requests to inspect his phone as part of an ongoing investigation into the “Empire” star’s claims that he was attacked on the morning of January 29th. Law enforcement officials say that the records do not meet the burden ...

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Police Sources: ‘Smollett’s story is very likely not true’, according to report

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett made international headlines after he alleged that he was attacked at 2 AM in Arctic weather in Chicago but, local police department sources are growing increasingly skeptical of Smollet’s report and may even consider charges against him. “In short, there is near unanimity among police sources that Smollett’s story is very likely not true,” Mediaite reported.  ...

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Jussie Smollett Story Completely Falls Apart but Don’t Expect Media Retractions

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett was allegedly attacked by 2 racist and homophobic Trump supporters who were reportedly carrying rope and bleach. His story is unraveling. The attackers allegedly tied a noose around Smollett’s neck and poured bleach on him in sub-zero temperatures while he was out getting a sandwich from Subway at 2 a.m. So far, police have been unable to ...

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Police Skepticism of Jussie Smollett’s Story Rising

Allegedly, ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett was out at 2:00 AM when two Trump supporters attacked him in Cook County, Illinois. Now Smollett’s manager, Brandon Moore, reportedly claims he was on the phone with Smollett during the alleged incident. https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1090792346013192193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1090792346013192193&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Ftop-african-american-website-police-are-not-convinced-jussie-smollett-is-telling-truth-about-alleged-attack%2F Moore’s story has two major issues. Why, if he heard an attack happening, did he not call police immediately? And, since ...

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TMZ Lied: Chicago Police Say Attackers Didn’t Shout “This is MAGA Country” at ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett

Chicago Police did confirm that “Empire” Actor Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized after a possibly racially motivated attack at a Subway store at 2:00 AM. TMZ reported that “sources close to the Actor” said “he was walking to Subway to get something to eat at 2 AM when 2 white men wearing ski masks put his head in a noose, ...

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