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Why Jussie Smollett staged his attack – Chicago police

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The Chicago police has just revealed why Jussie Smollett staged his alleged homophobic attack.

According to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, US actor Jussie Smollett staged a fake attack on himself because he was “dissatisfied with his salary”, taking advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.

As we earlier reported, Jussie Smollett is charged with filing a false police report after he said he was the victim of a homophobic attack.

Police say he also had sent a racist letter to himself at a Fox studio.

In a scathing news conference on Thursday, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson accused the actor of committing a crime “to further his own profile”.

He said Jussie Smollett had betrayed the city of Chicago, and said

“this publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve”.

The “hoax”, he said, “received national attention for weeks,” and may deter future hate crime victims from coming forward for fear that their allegations may be met with scepticism.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson called upon the actor “to apologise to this city that he smeared”.

Below is a mugshot of Empire actor Jussie Smollett who got arrested today after he turned himself in.

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However, his lawyer believes he has the right to be seen as innocent until proven guilty.

“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked.”

He went on to state that they intend on mounting an aggressive defence for Jussie Smollett.

“Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

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Wizkid & Tiwa Savage storm Patoranking’s Album Listening Party together

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Pop singers, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are fueling romance rumours between them, as they stepped out together again at the ‘Wilmer’ album listening party of Patoranking.

Recall that they both spent the weekend together at an undisclosed place at the Island, in Lagos. They made a video that went viral on social media on Monday.

In the video, Wizkid was seen tapping Tiwa’s butt romantically and the mother of one enjoyed the gesture, making people feel all the more that they are dating.

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Cardi B cancels her concert over Plastic Surgery

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Cardi B is backing out of a Memorial Day Weekend concert in Maryland, over her recent cosmetic surgeries.

Cardi was set to headline the 92Q Spring Bling Festival this Friday night in Baltimore, but now it’s been postponed because she  pulled out, to recover from her recent liposuction and breast augmentation.

It was revealed her doctors instructed she should not perform, telling Cardi she needs time to let the swelling go down and for her body to fully recover. Doctors are recommending a couple of weeks of R & R.

Cardi’s been extremely open about recently deciding to undergo the procedures after giving birth to baby Kulture.

 

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‘Game Of Throne’ finale streaming blocked in China over its trade war with Trump

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Film watchers in China were not allowed to see the final episode of Game Of Throne on Sunday, over the nation’s growing trade war with the US and President Donald Trump.

Instead of finding out who ended up sitting on the Iron Throne, Chinese ‘Thrones’ watchers received a message informing them of ‘transmission medium problems.’

The message was posted by Tencent Video, the subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Ltd, which has had exclusive streaming rights to the premium cable network’s content in China since 2014.

‘We will notify you of another broadcasting time,’ Tencent said in a more detailed communique posted on its Weibo social media account one hour before the last episode was supposed to air.

HBO told the Wall Street Journal on Monday that the China Thrones blackout wasn’t a technical issue on the company’s part.

An HBO spokesperson confirmed Tencent blocked transmission of the series finale.

The Verge reports that thousands of Chinese Thrones fans have vented their frustrations on Weibo, China’s largest social media company.

Many threatened to cancel their Tencent accounts if their monthly subscription fees weren’t refunded.

The debacle is the latest fallout in the intensifying battle over US trade tariffs placed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration.

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