IL - Actor Jussie Smollett allegedly attacked in hate crime Jan 2019 #3 *SMOLLETT ARRESTED*

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  1. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I am not convinced that the root of this is really about his salary. I believe his deeper motivation was 'attention/sympathy/victimhood.' I believe he craved the public attention and adoration he would receive, as a martyr to the cause. JMO
     
  2. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    Disney might use his drug use as a reason to fire him?? I don't keep up with these things much, but Disney uses to known for squeaky clean image. Jmo
     
  3. anonypotomous

    anonypotomous Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100%

    Don't hold your breath..
     
  4. coffeeandacig

    coffeeandacig Well-Known Member

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    Disney is all about the money generated by it's "stars". They're no different than Castle Rock, Amblin or DreamWorks. Look at how many suspected pedophiles are currently in Hollywood...
     
  5. Tim Callahan

    Tim Callahan Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. If this were a real case, I would be very compassionate. Instead, he brought this on himself, so I’m derisive.
     
  6. glamourkitty1922

    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    I remember when it was announced that he paid the brothers for the attack. I was thinking that could never be proven because he had to be smart enough to pay by cash. But he paid by check? Wow, how stupid can a criminal get? I can see he will have a place on TV again! He's guaranteed a spot on America's dumbest criminals.
     
  7. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    I think the better question is to ask Lemon WHY were they all wanting so badly to believe a story, when from the very beginning, it had more holes in it than swiss cheese?

    WHY was Lemon, and others so willing to believe a totally unvetted story first without having any of the facts known?

    WHY was Lemon, and all others on MSM, giving this man a platform of continuous national coverage, when no one, including all of them, even knew what the FACTS were?

    Oh, and the better WHY to ask Lemon, and all others who call themselves MSM journalists, is WHY do they continue to spread false narratives, as instant truth?

    How many false narratives does it take for Lemon, and for all other MSM journalists just like him, for them all to learn the proper way of reporting any story ethically is to wait until all of the truth becomes known? What happened to vetting all stories first, and foremost?

    Lemon, and all MSM journalists needs to ask themselves this: How many more cities have to be burned, businesses destroyed, police officers hurt, cities turned into chaos, and civil unrest before we learn they were based on all of our false narrative reporting we pushed, without having one verified fact to support any of them?

    What we are seeing happening by the MSM consistently in recent years, should alarm us all, because it affects us all, and who we are as people of this country.

    They know they have been given great power, and to continuously abuse that power, over, and over again is destroying this country, I know we all love, and treasure.

    When biases, and agendas outweighs the TRUTH being told, we all lose.

    This is not the only time by far when MSM tried to incite a race war built totally on false narratives. It's just another one, and there will be more to come.

    Every one of us should be furious they have tried so hard to tear us all apart. Its unforgivable.

    Divided we fall, but United as one country, one people, is what makes our country strong.

    The MSM is trying its best to separate us, when they have just as much power to unite us all.

    Its heartbreaking they have chosen to use their immense power to divide us instead.

    Jmo and nothing more.
     
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  8. jggordo

    jggordo Well-Known Member

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    I believe Jussie wanted the best of both Worlds. Not that his actual salary from the show Empire was the point of the problem. It is/was that his contractual limits on his performing outside of the show. Just like the show at the Troubador in LA. He had trouble selling that famous 400 seat venue. He REALLY wanted to influence his demands for Concerts (not using Empire tunes) and any other endorsements that the other "stars" were able to do to increase their Wealth. The Billboard article that I linked earlier goes into more detail, but goes into the big picture of his situation.

    JMO
     
  9. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    MSNBC's avoidance of Jussie Smollett story during primetime 'a politically biased journalistic choice,’ expert says

    MSNBC's avoidance of Jussie Smollett story during primetime 'a politically biased journalistic choice,’ expert says

    “All In With Chris Hayes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” and “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” did not utter Smollett’s name the last two nights as news unfolded that Smollett was being charged with orchestrating an elaborate hoax involving two "bogus" crimes -- one involving an alleged attack, and one involving a threatening letter -- allegedly all in order to get a pay raise.
     
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  10. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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  11. JDG

    JDG Websleuther

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    He wanted more attention. He's got it!
     
  12. Medstudies

    Medstudies Blue hair don’t care

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    That was epic, and Shaq was egging it on!
     

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  13. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    I just skimmed through the threads on this case. I knew little about the story until the past few days when it has been covered by local (Detroit) media. I recall hearing about the alleged attack when it first happened but was unfamiliar with the actor or the show and didn't pay much attention to the story. Kind of hard to escape coverage now.

    I'm curious about those who have followed the case from the beginning: Are you a fan of Empire and/or JS, or are you interested in the evolving criminal case?
     
  14. cody22

    cody22 Well-Known Member

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    Just the case for me.
     
  15. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Never saw the show, or heard of him before this hoax.
    It just didn’t add up, like so many other crimes.
     
  16. Medstudies

    Medstudies Blue hair don’t care

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    Agreed. Maybe with Easter approaching he thought he’d try a savior move and climb up on the cross?

    Sigh, I do hope someone saves him from himself, before things go from bad to worse
     

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  17. glamourkitty1922

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    I'd never heard of Smollett and never watched Empire. I just thought the entire story was childish and obviously fake. I was also worried that homeless people would get the blame. I got slapped by believers for suggesting that it was a publicity stunt.
     
  18. Gardenista

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    I quit following it until more facts came out. I watched the first season and then lost track of it.
     
  19. SpanishInquisition

    SpanishInquisition Well-Known Member

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    I first caught this politically with JS being the star of the anti-lynching bill along with being drawn attention to by two Presidential candidates. I've never watched Empire and hadn't heard of JS until now. Since then I've followed it on local Chicago media Twitter, which has had a ton of scoops.
     
  20. coffeeandacig

    coffeeandacig Well-Known Member

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    The location of the incident is what caused my curiosity about the case. I lived and worked less than a mile away from the scene and am familiar with that area.
    Just followed it like I do when researching MP's and UID's, where I generally hang out.
     
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