2 Cents: Smollett’s Plea

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Jussie Smollett pleaded Not Guilty today.

He is facing 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false report.

The “Empire” star told police in January he was assaulted by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him while placing a noos around his neck.

Prosecutors say he paid two brothers to stage the attack $3,500 for training sessions.

The FBI has been involved since the beginning, but since no proof of a hate crime exists, it didn’t take over.

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