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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday that the Jussie Smollett controversy “will never trump Chicago collective spirit” after the “Empire” actor has been accused of masterminding an elaborate hoax, including a fake attack against themselves by trump supporters.
“Chicago’ s message to the world is that, no matter where you come from, whom you love, or how you pray, you have a house here,” he said in a statement after the police. “Our laws exist to reflect and defend these values, and hate crimes will never be tolerated.”
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“A single Person, the perceived self-interest before the common principles, never mind trump Chicago collective.”
Chicago police on Thursday submitted its allegation that Smollett orchestrated the incident that he allegedly happened at 2 a.m. on Jan 29, he said, were two masked men who beat him, putting a rope around his neck and shouted: “This is MAGA the country.”
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But the police said, he has to pay two men $4,000 to fake a spanking and sent a racist and homophobic letter, because he was dissatisfied with his salary.
“I hang my head and ask why,” a visibly upset Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. “Why anyone, especially an African-American man, she should use the symbolism, to make a loop, the false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering in connection with this symbol…how can a Person who was very turn around, greeted by the city of Chicago and beat anyone in this city, by this false claim?”
Smollett, that the filing of a false police report, it was Wednesday charged accused with the crime of disturbing the peace. He turned himself in to the Central reservation early Thursday. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.
In a statement to Fox News on Wednesday, Smollett, lawyers for the actor said, “enjoys the presumption of innocence, especially when there is an investigation like this, where information, both true as well as wrong, was again and again betrayed.”
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Emanuel, a former Obama chief of staff, had not plunged into the controversy as deep as some of the other Democrats reported a slightly more subtle statement at the time of the alleged attack.
“”I know that the police works Department aggressive,” he said, according to CBS News. “The alleged statement of what happened here, is terrible, and there is no place for you in the City of Chicago.”
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.