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Biggest takeaways from Jussie Smollett's criminal trial testimony

Added 12-06-21 08:18:03pm EST - “Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett testified in his own defense Monday on day five of his criminal trial on charges he faked a hate crime in 2019.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Biggest takeaways from Jussie Smollett’s criminal trial testimony”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett testified in his own defense Monday on day five of his criminal trial on charges he faked a hate crime in 2019 to get attention and then lied to police about it. 

Smollett, 39, is facing six felony counts of lying to police and could be slapped with a sentence of up to three years behind bars if he’s convicted. Under oath, he maintained his innocence Monday and testified “there was no hoax” and the hate crime he suffered was real and carried out by brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.

When police arrived at Smollett’s home about an hour after the alleged attack, the actor was captured on body cam footage still wearing a rope-like noose around his neck and told cops “I just wanted you to see it.” On Monday, he testified that he had taken the rope off after he got back to his apartment but put it back on after his creative director Frank Gaston told him to. 

The actor testified “he would’ve never called the police” after the incident because as a “black man in America, I don’t trust police.” 

“I want to play a boxer, I want to play a superhero, I want to blow stuff up” Smollett testified. “The moment I got beat I became a f—-t who got his ass whooped.”

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