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Lee Daniels revisits the scandal and drama surrounding the Empire Jussie Smollett ] The author and creator of the show uploaded an Instagram video on Wednesday evening just before the last episode. Apparently, it had some details about Smollett's character that seem less random. In his video, Daniels openly talked about his feelings (after brushing his teeth) about everything that had happened in recent weeks and months regarding Smollett and the rapid 1
The 59-year-old expressed this The Empire and Star testifies that what happened tonight was made "before the incident". He assured: "The show was not made for that."
Daniels then opened up the meaning of the show and what he hoped would symbolize the country.
"This show should bring America together," he said. "To talk about the atrocities on the street."
Daniels wrote in his caption that he is "finally ok !!!" talk about. Although he never mentioned Smollett by name, it was clear that the actor and the rage that had affected his case were the central part of his message.
In the early hours of January 29 in Chicago, Smollett was allegedly hospitalized after two men attacked him, sprayed him with a chemical and tied a noose around his neck while he screamed at homophobic and racist Slurs. Later it came out that these men allegedly "MAGA land!" in the middle. The police considered it a "possible hate crime".
Days later, two brothers were arrested as suspects and released. Smollett's case took a major turn on February 16, when the Chicago police said they "postponed the trajectory of the investigation," one day after the brothers' release. Many outlets around this time reported that Smollett had allegedly paid the brothers Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo $ 3,500 before and then allegedly pledged $ 500 after Jussie Smollett, Mugshot
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On February 20, Smollett was "officially declared a suspect" and then arrested one day later on charges of disorderly behavior for submitting a false police report. He was released with a $ 100,000 bond and returned to the Reich .
Smollett's attorneys said in a statement, "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, especially when conducting an investigation such as this, in which information, both true and false, was repeatedly leaked In light of these circumstances, we want to conduct a thorough investigation and build an aggressive defense. "
The old actor was charged with 16 crimes by a grand jury and did not plead guilty.
After Smollett was released from prison, Chicago Police Commissioner said. Eddie Johnson said in a press conference that the actor staged everything "Because he was dissatisfied with his salary, he invented a story about attacks."
The lawyer of Smollett declined, "Jussie relentlessly asserts his innocence, too if law enforcement has deprived him of that guess. "