Hate Crime Hoax: Police Believe Jussie Smollett Staged Attack
You've probably heard about the attack on Jussie Smollett. He insists two MAGA people jumped him in Chicago at two in the morning for the crime of being gay and black. As racist, sexist, homophobic, (insert bad thing here) MAGA people are known to do.
Seem too nutty to be true? That's because, according to the fuzz in Chi-town, it isn't:
Chicago police now believe that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to stage an attack that the actor and his family claimed was perpetrated by men yelling racist, homophobic, and pro-Trump language.
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that police now believe Smollett paid two men arrested previously and spoke to investigators, adding that police have records of the two men purchasing rope that Smollett said was tied around his neck at a Chicago-area Ace Hardware store.
"We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation," the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. "We've reached out to the Empire cast member's attorney to request a follow-up interview."
I bet all those lefties who latched onto this fake narrative are wishing they'd kept their mouths shut right about now.
The left was all too happy to latch onto this narrative. Never bothering to consider how insane it sounded in the first place. I mean, if there's anything crypto-Klansmen are famous for it's walking around downtown Chicago at 2am with some rope and a bottle of bleach. With knowledge of the cast of Empire's sexual preferences. MAGA hats atop their ski-masks. The ability to evade pretty much every street camera. Just looking for a gay black guy to hate on.
GQ put out a piece with the title "The Racist, Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett Is Far-Right America's Endgame." Surely this was the next stage of Operation: MAGA. A slam dunk for the left. Except, according to the po-po, the Trumpers had zilch to do with the thing.
This is why it's always wise to wait until the facts roll in. Things aren't always as they seem to be. That poor melanated fancy-lad with the rope around his neck and wild stories of a hate crime could be lying.
This wouldn't be the first time: