플래시백: Kamala Harris once called Jussie Smollett's claims of an attack an 'attempted modern day lynching'

스몰렛은 자신을 공격했다는 혐의로 재판을 받을 예정이다..

해리스, 당시 캘리포니아 상원의원, 그녀의 초기 트윗 후 몇 주 후에 결국 코스를 뒤집었습니다., 그녀는 말했다 “슬퍼, 실망한, and disappointedafter investigators said Smollett may have faked the attack.

Smollett originally told police on Jan. 29, 2019, that two masked men attacked him at 2 오전. 시카고에서, made racist and homophobic insults, 그에게 화학물질을 던졌다, looped a noose around his neck, and told him he was inMAGA country.

As Chicago police started to investigate the attack, Smollett’s story fell apart. Police alleged weeks later that Smollett paid two friends to help stage the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the TV showEmpire.Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. 존슨 말했다 in late February 2019 that Smolletttook advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.

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This is when Harris took back her sympathetic comments about Smollett, saying that when someone falsely reports a hate crime, it distracts from the truth.

When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forward,” Harris said on February 21, 2019. “동시에, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America.

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On Mar. 7, 2019, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office filed a 16-count felony indictment against Smollett on charges that he staged the hate crime attack and made numerous false statements to police. But then just three weeks later, the CCSAO dropped those charges in exchange for 15 hours of community service and the agreement that Smollett would forfeit his $ 10,000 bond to the City of Chicago.

Months after the prosecutors dropped the charges with little explanation, a judge appointed a special prosecutor, 이전 미국. attorney Dan Webb, to look into the original investigation.

Webb eventually determined that Smollettplanned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, 사실로, knew had not occurred.

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After Webb’s investigation, a Cook County grand jury in February 2020 returned a new six-count indictment charging Smollett with making multiple false reports to Chicago police.

스몰렛 무죄를 주장했다 and his defense team filed a motion to dismiss the latest charges over double-jeopardy, but a judge shot that down in June 2020. Smollett still claimed he did nothing wrong, telling TMZ he’s innocent.

He was charged with felony disorderly conduct. 클래스 4 felony carries a sentence of up to three years in prison but experts have said it’s more likely that if Smollett is convicted, 그는 보호 관찰을 받고 아마도 지역 사회 봉사를 수행하라는 명령을 받았을 것입니다..

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