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EmpireStar is charged after alleged attack

It is a matter of false information to the authorities, such as the indictment of a Grand Jury in the district of Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A G

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EmpireStar is charged after alleged attack

It is a matter of false information to the authorities, such as the indictment of a Grand Jury in the district of Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A Grand Jury is switched on, in order to examine evidence of possible crimes cases and decide whether charges are to be levied. Smollett must on 14. March to appear in court. The 36-Year-old is currently on bail to walk free.

The cast from the TV series "Empire" had been detained in February because of alleged false statements made to the police. According to investigators, the actor paid two men to simulate the attack against him. The police, according to the gay and African-American actor wanted to promote his career.

Smollett had rejected the allegations. After payment of a Deposit, he came, for the time being. If convicted, he could face a sentence of several years in prison. From the last two episodes of the drama series "Empire" has been removed his figure now.

Gage dissatisfied?

at the end of January claimed the black and openly gay Smollett, that two masked men insulted him with racist and homophobic slogans, beat him with an unknown chemical splashed, and then a rope around his neck. He had been at the time of the murder on the way home in his apartment in Chicago.

The police first investigated as a possible hate crime. But you threw Smollett, after several weeks of investigation, the attack is bogus. He had been hired for the staging of the two men, because he had been with his Gage in "Empire" are dissatisfied, and by the scandal his name was to make known. Smollett rejected this.

The charges in 16 cases, refers to the eight points around his first statement before the police, the police responded to the emergency call after the alleged Assault. The other eight are the result, according to the court records from Smolletts later information prior to an investigator.

worldwide attention

The eight most recent charges are particularly important because they comprise two statements that caused a stir worldwide: Smollett said that he can be one of the attackers, identify through the eye holes of the mask as a white man. The alleged deception involved brothers are dark-skinned.

"He used the pain and anger about racism, in order to promote his career," said the black Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson at the end of February and Smollett, as this was first accused formally. The actor had paid the brothers $ 3500 for the staged attack.

in Addition, Smollett had told the investigators that one of the attackers had placed a rope noose around the neck. This was Johnson and a judge as a particularly objectionable misuse of a Symbol that would remind you of the ghastly story of lynching of Black people in the United States. (sda)

Created: 09.03.2019, 03:44 PM

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