This appears to be the state charges. Not sure if it include the federal charges for mail fraud. Judge scolds Jussie Smollett over allegations he staged racist, anti-gay attack: ‘Vile and despicable’.
Or as several people have pointed out… another FAKE hate-crime. If America was so awful, a) people wouldn’t be crashing the border to get in, and b) other people wouldn’t have to fake hate-crimes‡.
“First, Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language,” Johnson said. “When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process. … This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he concocted a story about being attacked.”
He should lose his job, but he won’t. He should go to jail.
Oh, and a bunch of Celebrities are unwilling to condemn Smollett. Wow, nobody at this Black Women in Hollywood event wants to condemn Jussie Smollett. You think they would have been so open minded if the fake crime had been perpetrated by someone conservative?
‡ And the real hate crimes would be ignored.