Jussie Smollett was reportedly attacked on Feb. 9, however, since the assault he’s had to deal with rumors that he is lying. Now, Diamond and Silk have the nerve to feed into the rumor by using R. Kelly’s most recent and alleged sex tape as an example.
Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson babbled on Twitter, “Since Michael Avenatti claims to have an alleged tape of R. Kelly and an underage girl, wonder could he find the videotape of Jussie Smollett allegedly being attacked by two white men with bleach and a rope in Chicago?”
Clearly, there is no comparison to Smollett and Kelly, but being that these frauds love Trump and Avenatti has been trying to destroy 45 for nearly 2 years, they will find any angle to vouch for the predator in office. In addition, the thought that Smollett was possibly attacked by their base — racist white people — they would say anything to defend them.
The 36-year-old actor and singer made it clear on “Good Morning America” this week that he was not lying, despite mixed reporting from the notoriously corrupt Chicago Police Department and online rumors. He said, “For me, the main thing was the idea that I somehow switched up my story, you know? And that somehow maybe I added a little extra trinket, you know, of the MAGA thing. I didn’t need to add anything like that. They called me a f—-, they called me a n—-. There’s no which way you cut it. I don’t need some MAGA hat as the cherry on top of some racist sundae.”
Smollett also said he was optimistic when he was told there was a camera where the attack took place, however, the camera was in the opposite direction, which he had no control over. The “Empire” actor had another theory on why people are doubting him, “I have to acknowledge the lies, and the hate. And it feels like if I had said it was a Muslim, or a Mexican, or someone Black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me much more. A lot more.. And that says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now.
On Feb. 9, while walking to a subway, two men reportedly yelled racial and homophobic slurs at the actor after he exited the restaurant, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck. As they fled the scene, Smollett told police they said, “This is MAGA country.”
Threatening letters directed at Smollett were reportedly sent to Fox Studios in Chicago a week before. The cutout letters read, “You will die black f**.” See below:
Two Nigerian brothers were in custody as suspects but have since been released. In addition, Chicago police had to release a statement saying they were denying the internet rumors that the attack was being investigated as a hoax.
The rumor mill is on overdrive, hopefully, Chicago Police will finish their investigation sooner than later so people can stop speculation.