Did the guy from Empire fake a hate crime? (1 Viewer)

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Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the Fox television show “Empire,” was attacked in Chicago early Tuesday morning by two people who yelled racial and homophobic slurs and wrapped a rope around his neck, according to the police, who said they were investigating the incident as “a possible hate crime.”
When I saw this story, I immediately thought of Charlie Rogers. She is someone who I met during a 8 week training course I attended in 2008.

A few years later this happened.,,

https://www.google.com/amp/s/journa...d6e6532a-91f7-5317-849c-a44f9b1269dc.amp.html

Charlie Rogers maintained her innocence even as a Lancaster County judge found her guilty Monday of faking the anti-gay hate crime that shocked Lincoln and made headlines across the country.
She seemed like a normal person and was one of the most well liked people in our class. Clearly either she was masking mental illness, or something happened that got her to the point of faking an attack to get attention.

I’m not saying that I am certain that Smollett made this up, but his story is having a harder time checking out than I’d expect if it were true.
 

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if true DAMN

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Multiple soucres tell <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7Chicago?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@ABC7Chicago</a> Eyewitness News Jussie Smollet and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack - allegedly because his character was being written out of the show Empire.</p>&mdash; Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) <a href="">February 15, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Well, this sure won’t help him find work in th me short term
 

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I mean, anything was possible... but it was extremely difficult to believe this guy from the jump. Strange stuff happens, but the story was just too perfectly strange.
 

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If the guy had just said that he was jumped by a lone white guy who stole his wallet and dropped a couple of racial and homophobic slurs, before giving him one last kick to the gut, he probably could have gotten away with it.

The fact that he told police that he got jumped by multiple MAGA-hat-wearing, bleach-throwing, noose-carrying, racist, homophobic Empire fanatics was over the top, and necessitated a full and relentless investigation. Of course the police have to fully investigate a crime like that.
 
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If the guy had just said that he was jumped by a lone peckerwood who stole his wallet and dropped a couple of racial and homophobic slurs, before giving him one last kick to the gut, he probably could have gotten away with it.

The fact that he told police that he got jumped by multiple MAGA-hat-wearing, bleach-throwing, noose-carrying, racist, homophobic Empire fanatics was over the top, and necessitated a full and relentless investigation. Of course the police have to fully investigate a crime like that.
But if he’s doing it bc he’s getting written off the show, he could thought the bad optics ‘empire star gets fired after getting beat up by maga guys’ would be too much for the show and would write him back in
Maybe
Who knows
 

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He really did. Good of you to admit it. :D
Think credit goes to the OP. I mean the thread was originally started with him doubting the story. Giving Flip credit is like giving me credit for pointing out today that there was a serious no call in the NFCCG.
 

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UPDATE: Attorney for two men in custody says she spoke with CPD detectives and charges (at least against the two brothers In custody) are expected before 5:45pm Friday. That is when the 48-Hour hold expires.
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Think credit goes to the OP. I mean the thread was originally started with him doubting the story. Giving Flip credit is like giving me credit for pointing out today that there was a serious no call in the NFCCG.
The main reason I started this thread when I did was because I didn't want to have to find myself agreeing with flip.
 

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I had no idea that this actor was in the original Mighty Ducks. He was one of the Hall brothers.
 

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