^this is jussie’s mugshot.
his skin looks really good.
not one bag under his eye.
i’ll need an ID on the jacket too.
it’s from the chicago police department.
it isn’t his picture from his “empire” set badge,
as the conspiracy theorists are holding on to.
so the alleged motive was released in the live press conference.
it wasn’t from the writer’s room in “empire” either.
this is what “cnn” reported that the cpd had to say…
Jussie Smollett was reportedly unsatisfied with his salary on “Empire” and paid $3,500 to stage the attack on himself, according to police superintendent Eddie Johnson.
He added that Smollett send a “false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language.”
Johnson said Smollett was treated “as a victim” until evidence pointed in a different direction.
The Superintendent also said Jussie sent a “false letter” — presumably the letter that was sent to Fox Studios 8 days before the incident.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Jussie Smollett ” took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”
“Bogus police reports cause real harm,” he said.
Here’s how he introduced the case at today’s press briefing:
“This announcement today recognizes that empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. I’m left hanging my head and asking why.”
He continued: “Why would anyone — especially an African-American man — use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?”
HIS ALLEGED SALARY????
if this true,
i know he is buggggggggggggggggin’.
there has to be more to this story.
unless he’s a sociopath and wanted attention.
in my head,
he is protecting someone.
he used that bullshit excuse and they’re gonna pay him off to go away.
this can’t be the true motive.
MAKE IT MAKE SENSE!!!!
lowkey: i don’t know why folks are throwing stones at the cpd.
i know 98% of the hunters can’t be trusted,
but they origianlly were treating jussie as a victim.
they were trying to help him find his attackers.
it seems like jussie gave them doubt.
eta: and of course…
article cc: cnn