A new report shows that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had a history of lying to the cops years before his recent reported “hate crime” started raising questions.
Last month, Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two supporters of President Donald Trump in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him as well as “this is MAGA country,” in reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” 2016 campaign slogan.
Smollett also claimed that his attackers tied a rope noose around his neck.
The story isn’t holding up.
It turns out, the Trump-supporting “racists” who attacked Smollett were actually a pair of brothers personally acquainted with Smollett.
“Smollett paid the two men $3,500 to stage the attack in Streeterville. The brothers, seen on surveillance video near the scene of the alleged attack, told investigators Smollett directed them to buy the rope used in the incident,” Chicago’s local WBBM-TV reported.
Any sensible person could have seen the inconsistencies in Smollett’s story a mile away.
The biggest red flag was the unlikelihood of stereotypical racists attacking Hollywood actors in public while claiming the liberal city of Chicago is “MAGA country.”
Now, new information is revealing that Smollett already had a history of lying to police.
“A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence,” The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Smollett identified himself as his younger brother, actor and celebrity chef Jake Smollett, after being pulled over and wrote his brother’s name on the promise to appear in court, the AP reported.
That wasn’t a bright idea because the actor ended up being charged with false impersonation as well as driving under the influence and driving without a valid license, the AP reported.
Smollett was sentenced to two years probation at the time.
LA City attorney confirms to @fox32news #JussieSmollett in Aug ‘07 entered no contest to 3 misdeameanor counts driving w/ blood alcohol of .08 or above, no valid drivers license and providing false information to law enforcement. He
was sentenced to 2 years probation. #Smollett
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) February 19, 2019
This gives a clearer picture of Smollett’s character, which was already in question before this report came out.
It was bad enough that Smollett apparently orchestrated a fake hate crime and involved his friends in the hoax, but it looks like he’s the kind of person to throw his own brother under the bus when he’s in trouble.
Smollett obviously has some problems when it comes to telling the truth. A whole slew of Democrat politicians and celebrities are looking pretty foolish over this.
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