American actor Jussie Smollett (39) claimed Being the victim of a hate attack in 2019. He had been strangled with a rope, covered in blows, and showered with bleach. The men are said to have left Trump’s slogans and only left him when other passersby approached. Now comes out: everything was invented.
This is the conclusion reached by the verdict. Jussie Smollett, who was accused of making false statements to police, was found guilty on most counts. Jurors in the Chicago trial reached the verdict after two days of deliberations, the radio said CNN reported on Thursday.
The ruling is still unclear
The judge must determine the verdict at a later time. The actor faces imprisonment and a fine. The charges accused the former star of the American series Empire of pretending to launch a racist and anti-gay attack against him.
The case that made headlines began in January 2019 when Smollett told police that he was attacked by two masked men near his home one night. The actor was later arrested on charges of giving false testimony.
It is said that Smollett paid money to the attackers
According to investigators, he was said to have paid the men to fake the attack on him. It was said that the gay and African American actor wanted to further his career with him.
Smollett denied the allegations in court. He said in the witness stand during the trial that he did not cheat or stage any attack. However, two men testified that the actor paid them to fake the incident. (euc/SDA)
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