Jussie Smollett was simply discovered responsible in his hate crime hoax trial stemming from the 2019 incident the place he was accused of staging a faux assault towards himself after which mendacity to Chicago police about it.
Jurors discovered the “Empire” star responsible of 5 of the six felony accounts towards him. The primary 5 counts have been for mendacity to police on Jan. 29 and the sixth, which he was discovered not responsible, stemmed from a separate interview with Chicago PD the place he stated he was a sufferer of aggravated housebreaking.
In January 2019, Smollett claimed two males attacked him, poured bleach on him, put a noose round his neck and yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him as he walked from a Subway sandwich store round 2 a.m.
Notable names rallied in the actor’s protection after information broke concerning the assault. Chicago PD launched an investigation to establish the suspects who later turned out to be acquaintances of Smollett, Bola and Ola Osundairo, who the actor knew from the “Empire” set. The Osundairo brothers claimed Smollett paid and instructed them on tips on how to perform the assault in an try and get media consideration.
All through the trial, Smollett maintained it was not orchestrated by himself.