Jussie Smollett Is Gonna Take Don Lemon Down With Him With New Testimony
As if Don Lemon wasn't already in hot water with the accusations of sexual harassment against him. Now the anchor has been roped into the Jussie Smollett fakery case. Smollett stands accused of staging a fake hate crime and pinning it on Trump supporters. During his testimony this week, Smollett said that CNN Don Anchor fed him leaked information from the Chicago police department.
Fox News reported:
"Jussie Smollett testifies to receiving text from CNN's Don Lemon during Chicago Police attack investigation
Jussie Smollett said he had correspondence with CNN's Don Lemon during the early parts of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) investigation into the alleged hate crime attack for which Smollett is currently on trial defending himself against allegations he faked the entire ordeal.
In his court testimony on Monday, Smollett, 39, said under oath that during the investigation, he received a text from the network’s Don Lemon — supposedly relaying information that the CPD didn’t believe his account of what happened, Fox News’ Matt Finn reported from the Windy City courthouse where prosecutors and Smollett’s defense team are at odds.
Lemon told his viewers at the time that the story was "personal" since he and Smollett had been acquaintances and were in constant communication since the alleged incident and that Smollett told Lemon what he said had happened to him, which he admitted raised lots of questions.
He stressed that while Smollett is "innocent until proven guilty," he still "squandered the goodwill of a whole lot of people" if his story wasn’t true."
To add to the Smollett circus, the actor also testified that his 'attack' was not a hoax. Implying that the two Nigerian brothers, who claimed Smollett planned the entire thing and paid them to attack him, acted alone. Smollett was seen leaving the courtroom him his fist in the air, just as he had done during the BlackLivesMatters riots last year.