Update: JussieSmollett arrested, mugshot taken
According to Chicago Police Chief, he staged attack because he was ‘dissatisfied’ with his salary
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett’s alleged staging of a hoax attack was a “publicity stunt…to promote his career.”
“Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Johnson said.
“Why would anyone especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?….
How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in the city in the face with these false claims?”
On Wednesday, Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false crime report.