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Accused of lying to police, Smollett takes the stand

The former actor from the TV show "Empire" will share his account of what happened in January 2019 in an attempt to refute damaging testimony from two brothers who testified last week. Defense attorneys have suggested the brothers, who are Black, were motivated to accuse Smollett of staging the hoax because they disliked the performer and then saw an opportunity to make money. Security guard Anthony Moore said that around the time of the alleged assault, he saw a person on the ground at the end of the block and two men running.
1 month ago|Chicago, United States

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L 31%
C 52%
R 17%
CNN
The Guardian
abc News
New York Times
CBS News
+19
BBC News
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Associated Press News
+39
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Boston Herald
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Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former “Empire” actor called claims that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself “100% false.” Smollett, who faces charges that he lied to Chicago police about the January 2019 attack, sought to refute damaging testimony from two brothers last week. Smollett said he wrote the $3,500 check to Abimbola Osundairo for nutrition and training advice.

1 month ago|Los Angeles, United States
BBC News
BBC NewsC

Jussie Smollett testifies at trial: 'There was no hoax'

Jussie Smollett says a "massive" man in a ski mask attacked him after shouting slurs in Chicago.

1 month ago|United Kingdom
The Guardian
The GuardianL

Jussie Smollett to return to witness stand after calling claim he staged attack ‘100% false’

Empire actor faces charges he lied to Chicago police about an alleged anti-gay, racist attack in January 2019

1 month ago|London, United Kingdom
CBS Local
CBS LocalC

Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand; Testifies $3,500 Payment To Osundairo Brothers Was For Training, Not To Stage An Attack

Actor Jussie Smollett took the stand at his trial on Monday, telling jurors he paid two brothers -- Abel and Ola Osundairo -- $3,500 to help him with training and nutrition advice, not to stage a fake hate crime against himself.

1 month ago|United States
Washington Times
Washington TimesR

Jussie Smollett trial resumes, unclear if he will testify

CHICAGO (AP) – After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on him in downtown Chicago, the big question as the former “Empire” actor’s trial resumed Monday is whether he will tell his side of the ...

1 month ago|Washington, United States
CNN
CNNL

Jussie Smollett testifies he had a sexual relationship with the prosecution's star witness

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett took the stand in his ongoing criminal trial Monday in a high-stakes attempt to rebut charges that he staged a fake hate crime and lied to Chicago Police about it in January 2019.

1 month ago|Atlanta, United States
abc News
abc NewsL

Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand at his trial after telling jurors that claims he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself are “100% false.”

1 month ago|United States
Independent.ie
Independent.ieR

Accused of lying to police, US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand

Jussie Smollett has taken the witness stand at his trial where he is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

1 month ago|Ireland
NZ Herald
NZ HeraldC

Justice Smollett trial: Star testifies in his own trial, takes stand

Jussie Smollett took the witness stand on Monday (local time) at his trial on charges of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.The actor, who starred on the TV show Empire, is expected...

1 month ago|Auckland, New Zealand
Associated Press News
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Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former “Empire” actor called claims that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself “100% false.”

1 month ago|United States
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77 of these news sources are bias rated
42 are CENTER
L 31%
C 52%
R 17%
CNN
The Guardian
abc News
New York Times
CBS News
The Washington Post
Newsweek
abc11 Raleigh
NBC News
Japan Today
Times Union
Chicago Sun Times
+12
BBC News
CBS Local
NZ Herald
Associated Press News
IBTimes
npr
abc 6 Philadelphia
abc 7 NY
abc 7 LA
abc 7 News
KCRA 3
+32
Washington Times
Independent.ie
New York Post
Boston Herald
Hot Air
justthenews.com
WCTI
pantagraph.com
The Blade
Washington Examiner
National Review
Breitbart
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