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Attack invented intentionally: police will be Empire-Star

The alleged homophobic and racist attack on the American actor Jussie Smollett, had caused outrage - but now the Star of the TV series "the Empire is being acc

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Attack invented intentionally: police will be Empire-Star

The alleged homophobic and racist attack on the American actor Jussie Smollett, had caused outrage - but now the Star of the TV series "the Empire is being accused of" by the investigators, the attack only feigned.

The 36-Year-old was taken into custody, the police announced in Chicago. To him is attributed, to have the police lied to. Smollett, up to three years in prison.

Smollett is said to have staged according to investigators, the attack because he thought his alleged victims role of professional advantages. The actors have exploited "the pain and anger of racism, to his career," said on Thursday the chief of police of Chicago, Eddie Johnson. According to his information, there should be a Smollett, for material advantages: He was "dissatisfied with his salary".

bleach and MAGA-Calls

The openly gay African-Americans had reported at the end of January, he was at night, offended, in Chicago, on the open road by two Masked racist and homophobic, beaten, and with bleach has been showered. In addition, the attacker would have had him put a rope around the neck and shouted, Chicago was a "MAGA-Land" - in allusion to the Slogan of US President Donald Trump, "Make America Great Again" ("Makes America great").

The police then opened an investigation because of a possible hate crime. The investigators doubt the presentation of the "Empire"cast member, as they surveyed the two captured Suspects were. The men were released again. The investigators took then the actor himself in the visor. Police chief Johnson said now that Smollett had paid the alleged attackers 3500 dollars.

prior to that, he was already upset to be a addressed to him, threatening letter, the Fox network gave according to him sufficient attention. The police suspect that Smollett sent this letter itself. "Smollett staged this Stunt, because he was with his salary to be dissatisfied," said Johnson.

The lawyers of the actor announced, to defend him "aggressive" and to start its own investigation of the controversial Case. You stated that for your client the presumption of innocence - particularly in such a case, in the repeated "correct and incorrect information" to the Public were found applicable as for any other citizen.

"Shameful lie"

Also, President Donald Trump came on. He criticized Smollett on Thursday on Twitter, and wrote that the actor had insulted many millions of people with his "racist and dangerous" comments.

"had tweeted This lie is so harmful," the feminist author Roxane Gay, a few days ago. Her is inexplicable why Smollett, people aggravating life, are actually the victims of hate crimes. Previously, celebrities such as Ex-Vice President Joe Biden, actress Emma Watson and singer John Legend had been behind Smollett.

About the "imaginary attack" had been discussed for weeks across the country, said Johnson. "Celebrities, commentators in the news, and even presidential candidates adopted a position on something that was choreographed by an actor." He wanted that gun violence in Chicago and the affected families would get so much attention.

The number of hate crimes in the United States has increased, according to the Federal Bureau of investigation in the year 2017, to 17 percent. Victims, especially African-Americans and Jews. Several U.S. Newspapers wrote now, however, self-critical, in the case of Smollett, journalists and politicians would have reacted rashly and the information of the actor is not critical. (sep/AFP)

Created: 21.02.2019, 19:26 PM

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