How often have you heard an actor or actress say that any publicity, good or bad, is always a good thing?
I’ve never seen the television series Empire, nor do I ever intend to and I don’t recommend anyone watching it either.
One of the stars of the racist series is Jussie Smollett, who plays the role of Jamal Lyon.
Smollett was attacked or assaulted back on January 29, garnering him a great deal of valuable publicity.
Chicago police are accusing Smollett of paying a pair of brothers around $3,500 each to attack him.
Some reports say that he even practiced the assault with some of the extras from the cast of Empire.
Breitbart – Report: Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Stage Attack – The Chicago Police Department believe Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself last month, according to a report.
“Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement,” tweeted CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz Saturday evening.
Earlier Saturday, Fox 32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel, citing several police sources, reported Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo — the two Nigerian brothers arrested and later questioned by police about the alleged incident — purchased the rope found around the actor’s neck the night of the alleged attack at an ACE hardware store.
CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reports at least one of the brothers bought the rope at Craft Beaver hardware store the weekend of January 25th. The rope was purchased at the direction of Smollett, De Mar, citing sources, added.
Further, the brothers were paid $3,500 before traveling to Nigeria and promised an extra $500 upon their return, according to De Mar…
If Smollett did plan and fake his attack, it would not be the first time anyone has done this.
A number of people in the entertainment world have staged fake abductions and assaults over the years, just to get the free publicity which often helps boost their career.
Others have faked their own attacks to gain attention or to avoid revealing the truth about what they were really doing.
Regardless of the motive, this is another sign of a morally decaying nation and a Godless and depraved people.
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