• Olivia Dopest

Whoop That.... Trick?

Known for his role as Jamal Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, Jussie Smollett has been accused of possibly orchestrating an attack previously reported as a hate crime. Last month Smollett alleged he was assaulted by two men while in Chicago. Smollett reported the two men shouted “racial and homophobic slurs," poured an "unknown chemical substance" on him and wrapped a noose around his neck. During an interview on Good Morning America Jamal stated his attackers yelled, “This is MAGA country, ni**a”.

Recently the focus of Chicago PD’s investigation shifted after new evidence was brought to their attention. It has been reported Smollett may have staged the attack.Nigerian brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the attack. During a search of the brothers apartment officers reported ropes, masks and bleach were found.

What does this mean for Jessie ? Filing a false police report is a class 4 felony in Illinois. If charged and convicted Jessie could be sentenced up to three years in prison. In addition to a term of imprisonment, Jessie could also be required to pay fines up to $25,000 and perform community service up to 120 hours.

So the question is ……Is Jamal Lyon LYING??

Is this a case of hate or just a hoax?

I ain’t one to gossip, but I had to give y’all the tea.

-Olivia Dopest