Jussie Smollett’s lawyer: Brothers lied about staging attack

29 March, 2019, 00:17 | Author: Courtney Perry
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Hall of Famer Charles Barkley had already weighed in on the Jussie Smollett case back in February after the Empire actor was accused of staging an attack on himself. Here we try to unpack the details of what we know:. "We're weighing our options", she said on Good Morning America.

"Smollett should not be able to get anything more from the City of Chicago or Illinois", McCauliffe said in a statement, adding that "a lot of valuable Chicago Police Department man hours and resources were wasted chasing down a bogus crime arranged by Smollett". Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck.

Prosecutors offered little explanation when dropping the case, a move that infuriated Chicago's mayor and police chief.

State's Attorney Kim Foxx, facing a massive public backlash for allowing Smollett to skate on 16 felonies, claimed her office didn't ask for his file to be sealed, but couldn't explain how it had happened, stating it must have been done "inadvertently" and was "probably" in the process of being unsealed. The prosecutor, First Assistant State's Attorney Joe Magats, said thousands of cases have similar resolutions.

Plus, the EP of the Fox series sounds off on Smollett's future with the show. Investigators alleged Smollett staged the attack with the hopes of gaining attention and advancing his career. He has said the $5,145 paid to the brothers was for fitness training.

Prosecutors have said Smollett and Abel Osundairo, 25, became friends in 2017 and that Abel Osundairo was a stand-in for a character on "Empire". We appeared in court and pled not guilty.


Chicago police released a portion of their investigative reports on Wednesday, but said there will be no more information to come.

Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in and said that she was very confused at how fast everything happened, and pointed out the curious police response to the action. They testified before a grand jury.

Tchen put one of Smollett's relatives in touch with Foxx.

"It started by them having a relationship with Mr. Smollett". "It's Mr. Smollett who committed this hoax". "That's completely false and I have seen the phone records and they've been produced".

"The Osundairo brothers said a couple of times that the $3,500 check they received was for exactly what Jussie said".

On Wednesday, Glandian insisted that Smollett did not know the identity of his attackers. "And he was wearing a mask and so he did not identify them", she said.

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