Smollett told police the attackers shouted racist and homophobic slurs, tied a noose around his neck and poured a chemical substance on him. Police say the camera was pointed another way. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett have promised to "mount an aggressive defence". Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," said Johnson, adding that bogus police reports harm "every legitimate victim who's in need of support" and every resident of the city.
Her daughter Kamaya shared the sad news, writing on Instagram: 'From my best friend on earth to My lovely angel in heaven. Harris had been placed on life support nearly immediately after arriving at a local hospital in Atlanta last week.
The actor faces one felony count of filing a false police report . "My concern is that hate crimes will now be publicly met with a level of scepticism", the police chief told reporters, adding that the city had bigger problems. Still, regardless of Smollett's alleged apology to his colleagues, his co-workers are reportedly "furious" at him and believe that, if Fox won't fire him, he should quit the show.
Officers reviewed video from more than four dozen cameras to trace the men's movements before and after the alleged attack to determine where they lived and who they were. "The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett". Smollett appeared in court Thursday afternoon and spoke only to confirm his name to the judge.
The sequel isn't set to release until July 16, 2021 . And in two years, LeBron James will find himself in a similar situation next to Bugs. LeBron James will lead the cast for the Space Jam 2 , which will now release between the opening weekends of the upcoming Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible features.
Meghan appeared appeared far more casually dressed than we have seen her recently, eschewing her heeled boots and chic nude pumps in favor of figure-hugging black leggings and a matching sports top that highlighted he pregnancy bump. Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph - said to be the Queen's favoured newspaper each morning - reported the "glamour" of the American gathering may have "surpassed" Ms Markle's wedding previous year to Prince Harry .