prosecutors dropped the charges [of making a false police report] upon Smollett performing 16 hours of community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond.
Mr Smollett's lawyer argued that the brothers attacked the actor because they did not like him. He also suggested that a third attacker was involved.
I never knew Jussie Smollett was French
I haven't watched TV for years and I'd never seen Dave Chappelle before. He's really good at his craft. I'll watch some more of his stuff later.
US Vice-President Kamala Harris had called the purported hate crime at the time "an attempted modern day lynching".
The POTUS and VP aren't doing themselves any favours commenting on these high profile cases, are they. It's almost like they don't know what the **** they're talking about.
I think they know very well. Harris, anyway. I'm not sure Biden does.
The truth is irrelevant in politics. What matters is image and the votes that come from image. Being fashionably racist will get Harris and Biden votes, so from a political point of view it makes complete sense for them to do so.
What are you lot on about.
Everyone including Trump(!) was going on Smolletts word at first and speaking against the attack.
They're not saying the same thing AFTER he got accused of being a nasty piece of work and faking it.