Jussie Smollett’s Hate Crime Was All a Hoax

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Jussie Smollett’s Hate Crime Was All a Hoax

Mireya Berrios, Staff Writer

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Well known actor Jussie Smollett recently claimed that they were the victim of a hate crime, but recent investigations by the Chicago Police Department have shown that the attack could have been a hoax.

On January 29th, Jussie Smollett was involved in a hate crime. He was attacked by 2 brothers that approached him and yelled gay and racial slurs. They also tied a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him. They were caught on security cameras and were later arrested. Smollett then posted it to twitter and attended many interviews. When he explained what happened he sounded very mad,  yet, it was all a hoax.

Jussie Smollett was the victim and the perpetrator of his own hate crime. He was said to have staged the hate crime because he wanted a raise from his show that he acts in titled “Empire”. He was dissatisfied with his salary so decided to create a fake assault hoping to get a raise after.

Police were working on this case long and hard, and had about 27 officers on the job trying to solve what happened. During this, there was also a murder case going on. To several people, this was crazy since they had 27 officers on a hate crime, and haven’t even touched on the murder. A man named Phil Turner who works in Chicago’s Criminal defense says, “It’s a very, very, very serious situation,”, “He’s got some very significant exposure.”.

Jussie Smollett turned himself into authorities, he has not gone to jail yet but he faces one to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.