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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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R. Kelly’s Attorney demands for copies of his sex tape as RnB star appears in court Friday

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R.Kelly and his legal team on Friday during his pretrial hearing demanded to get their hands and eyes on the alleged sex tapes that prompted the 10 counts of sexual abuse.

Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ there’s no guarantee what they will get right off the bat, could be police reports, case material from Kelly’s 2008 trial but, obviously, the items they’re most anxious to see are the 2 tapes Michael Avenatti turned over to Cook County prosecutors.

Greenberg says he hasn’t seen the tapes,  which Avenatti claims show Kelly engaged in various sex acts with a 14-year-old girl, so he can’t really begin to mount a defense strategy. Once he does get them, a couple different things could happen.

Kelly also asked the judge to let him travel to Dubai for work. Recall he had to surrender his passport when he got arrested.

However, the judge did not rule on whether Kelly’s team will get copies just yet. Greenberg added the sex tapes should be protected from public viewing.

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Bisola drops Video of ‘Good Old Days’

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The Big Brother Naija former housemate, the Temple Music first lady, Bisola has dropped a new visuals and it is titled ”Good Old Days”.

The song is produced, mixed and mastered by ace producer – Gray Jones, and the video was directed by TMPL Motion Pictures.

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Davido celebrates to his Uncle, Senator Adeleke’s victory

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Pop singer, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido has reacted to his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the Tribunal.

Senator Adeleke went to the tribunal after Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Isiaka Oyetola as the Governorship candidate of Osun State election conducted in 2018.

Davido in his reaction tweeted a photo of himself and his uncle dancing with the caption “Imole ti de! Congratulations to the great people of Osun state!.”

 

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