In his court testimony on Monday, 스몰렛, 39, said under oath that during the investigation, he received a text from the network’s Don Lemon — supposedly relaying information that the CPD didn’t believe his account of what happened, Fox News’ Matt Finn reported from the Windy City courthouse where prosecutors and Smollett’s defense team are at odds.
CNN과 Lemon의 담당자는 Fox News에 즉시 응답하지 않았습니다.’ 의견 요청.
Lemon told his viewers 당시 that the story was “개인적인” since he and Smollett had been acquaintances and were in constant communication since the alleged incident and that Smollett told Lemon what he said had happened to him, which he admitted raised lots of questions.
He stressed that while Smollett is “innocent until proven guilty,” he still “squandered the good will of a whole lot of people” if his story wasn’t true.
“He even lied to a lot of people… including me. And that’s not cool,” Lemon said to his viewers. “He squandered the good will of very high-profile people who one day may be running this country like 카말라 해리스 과 코리 부커 and people like 트럼프 대통령.”
Monday’s court testimony also saw Smollett testify that an interview he gave to “좋은 아침 미국” 심하게 편집되었습니다.
“모든 호흡, 감정 하나하나 다 잘려서 이해가 안가,” Smollett은 앉아서 대화에 대해 말했습니다..
Fox News의 Matt Finn에 따르면, Smollett further pressed that he turned down an Alicia Keys invitation to perform on stage during the Grammys but ultimately declined because he wanted to perform as a singer and not as a singer who was beaten up.
Smollett is now in the hands of prosecutors who are questioning the actor on the supposed injuries he sustained in the attack.
As cross-examination has commenced, the special prosecutor asked Smollett if he recalls the Northwestern doctor – who was a witness called by Smollett’s own attorney – said Smollett had no injuries.
“눈밑에 아물지 않은 흉터가 있어.. 상처는 진짜였어,” 스몰렛이 말했다, Fox News의 Matt Finn에 따르면. “안면부상이 진짜라고 했던걸로 기억하는데...”
Smollett은 검사들이 주장하는 공격에 대한 거짓 경찰 보고서라고 주장하는 내용을 세 명의 다른 경찰관에게 제출한 혐의로 6건의 중범죄 무질서 행위로 기소되었습니다..
클래스 4 중범죄는 최대 3년의 징역형을 선고합니다., 그러나 전문가들은 Smollett이 유죄 판결을 받으면 보호 관찰을 받고 지역 사회 봉사를 수행하도록 명령받을 것이라고 말했습니다..