Calls Trump Supporters ‘Domestic Terrorists’

“Empire” Star Jussie Smollett claimed that he was attacked by a mob of MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters this week.

The incident has all but been confirmed as a hoax. Even the police aren’t buying it anymore.

“Confirmed with two Chicago PD sources that Jussie Smollett and his manager refused a request to turn over phone records to show Smollett’s manager was on the phone with Jussie when the attack took place. Its not clear if Chicago PD will move to obtain records independently.”

As we reported earlier this week:

Police have now scoured hundreds of hours of video footage and have found nothing resembling an attack on the star.


Keep in mind the alleged attack occurred in one of the most surveilled areas in the United States.

Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel said “My sources in Chicago PD are telling me this is looking more and more like a hoax.”

There are cameras all over the place but none caught the alleged vicious attack, The Daily Mail reported.

However, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi noted there are gaps and none of the footage police have reviewed shows the alleged attack.

Smollett, who is black and gay and who plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama, said the white men wearing ski masks assaulted him, hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, doused him with an ‘unknown chemical substance’ previously reported as bleach and put a thin rope around his neck before yelling ‘this is MAGA country’ and fleeing.

Guglielmi said detectives investigating the allegations as a possible hate crime, have looked at hundreds of hours of surveillance video from businesses and hotels in the heavily monitored area.

But he said they still need to collect and view more. He said they are expanding the search to include footage from public buses and buildings beyond the crime scene’s immediate vicinity in the hopes of spotting the men who match Mollett’s description of the suspects.

‘We haven’t seen anybody, at this point, matching the description he gave, nobody looks menacing and we didn’t find a container anywhere,’ Guglielmi said, referring to a container for the liquid that was thrown at the actor.

Chicago has one of the most sophisticated and extensive video surveillance systems in the US, with thousands of CCTV cameras mounted on street poles, skyscrapers, buses and in train tunnels.

Today, the actor’s family is doubling-down, even as virtually the entire country, left and right, have admitted that the entire thing was probably just an elaborate hoax.

The family of the actor (who happens to be black and gay) issued an official statement condemning the so-called attack and lashing out at all Trump supporters as “domestic terrorists.”

Because apparently they think this is helping his cause?

From CBS Chicago:

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett’s family is speaking out after the star was attacked in an alleged hate crime in Chicago early Tuesday morning.

Smollett’s family released a statement to CNN regarding the attack:

“In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.

With love & gratitude,

The Smollett Family”

Good gravy.

What do you think of this latest update on the apparent “hate crime” turned “fake crime”?

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