Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just threw actor Jussie Smollett under the bus after reports emerged showing he may have staged the “hate crime” attack against him, as the Daily Mail reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deleted a tweet expressing sympathy for Jussie Smollett, posted before allegations he faked a homophobic and racist attack on himself emerged.
The actor and singer claimed he was attacked at a Subway by two men in ski masks in Chicago on January 29 at around 2am.
The Empire star told police the attackers poured a bleach-like chemical on him and tied a rope noose around his neck, yelling racist and homophobic insults as well as ‘This is MAGA country’.
He told officers the unknown chemical substance was used on him while ‘Empire f****t’ and ‘Empire n*****’ was shouted at him.
Here’s the tweet Speaker Pelosi just deleted:
Before any suggestion the attack was staged, a number of prominent politicians and celebrities tweeted their support for Smollett.
One of these was House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who wrote on the day of the attack: ‘The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all.’
Things are looking worse and worse for Mr. Smollett each day.
It’s not just Nancy Pelosi, a prominentLos Angeles based civil rights activist, Narjee Ali, is calling for Jussie Smollett’s arrest as he believes the Empire actor faked his attack, as KABC reports::
A Los Angeles-based civil rights activist held a press conference Sunday, calling for the arrest of actor Jussie Smollett and saying he believes the “Empire” star lied about being a victim of a hate crime.
Najee Ali, who is also the director of Project Islamic HOPE, said false claims make real incidents of racist attacks and homophobia easier to dismiss.
“It’s a slap in the face. We have many members of the black community and the LGBTQ community who have been the victims of racism and hate crimes, so for Smollett to say that he was a victim…and we believe is a lie…certainly is an injustice to those true victims…,” Ali said. “Jussie Smollett must be brought to justice for lying.”
Ali said Smollett’s story was given the benefit of the doubt at first, but over the last few days, the “campaign of lies continued to be unraveled.”
This comes on the heels of Al Sharpton calling for Smollett to suffer the consequences if he did indeed lie about his attack, as Mediaite reports:
Rev. Al Sharpton addressed news that the alleged assault against actor Jussie Smollett appears to not be how it was originally reported by TMZ last month.
The star of the television program Empire has claimed that he was the victim of a hate crime that included attackers who put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him all while wearing red hats saying MAGA. But over the weekend Chicago police revealed that not only has that story fallen apart, but strongly suggested that Smollett had engineered the attack as a hoax and the two attackers were two Nigerian brothers paid by the actor to stage the attack.
When initial reports broke, Sharpton claimed “we should come with all that we can come within law enforcement to find out what happened and the guilty should suffer the maximum.” Now that the story appears to be very different, Sharpton “still maintain(s) that.” And if it is found that Smollett and these gentlemen did in some way perpetrate something that is not true, they ought to “face accountability to the maximum.”
Things are looking worse and worse for Jussie Smollett with each passing day. But this is what happens when you lie and try to slander Trump supporters to get publicity.
If found guilty lets hope Mr. Smollett serves hard time and his career is completely destroyed
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