On January 29, 2019, actor Jussie Smollett filed a report with police alleging that he was attacked by two white males wearing MAGA hats. During the “attack,” the attackers allegedly yelled homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, tied a rope around his neck and yelled “This is MAGA country.”
After investigating the reported crime, prosecutors now allege that Smollett staged the attack by hiring two men to “attack” him. Prosecutors further allege that Smollett’s motive for filing the false police report was to enhance his career status. On February 21, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, Smollett appeared in court facing charges for felony disorderly conduct stemming from the alleged false police report that he filed the previous month.
Since the Smollett investigation began to focus on Smollett, I have been asked, “What if he made the false police report here in California?” This post may help with answering those questions.