Jussie Smollett needs to be held accountable for 'total hoax,' wasting police resources, Chicago mayor says
Added 02-27-20 08:20:03am EST - “The mayor of Chicago believes Jussie Smollett is guilty of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year and has vowed to make the actor accountable for what she calls a "total hoax."” - Foxnews.com
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Actor Jussie Smollett is back in court in Chicago on charges he allegedly lied to police about being targeted in a hate crime attack; Matt Finn reports from the courthouse.
The mayor of Chicago believes Jussie Smollett is guilty of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year and has vowed to make sure the actor is held accountable.
The former "Empire" star, 37, pleaded not guilty Monday to renewed charges brought against him related to allegedly staging a hate crime. Now, comments Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made this week reveal her office is dedicated to proving he's guilty.
"He needs to face the charges. He committed a crime, and he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and we are going to continue to aggressively make him accountable for the wasted police resources that went into investigating what turned out to be a total hoax," Lightfoot told a group of reporters, according to CBS 2 Chicago.
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