'SNL' skewers the ongoing Jussie Smollett saga



Kevin Graham, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, elaborated on Smollett's dropped charges during a Thursday appearance on Fox News' America's Newsroom.

"You can not allow people to talk about people simply because of the color of their skin".

"What a waste of light skin", Rock said.

The second sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend pulled no punches and brilliantly tackled the downright freakish saga of Jussie Smollett. At one point he tells his manager, "Don't worry, I got some hits in, too".

After he was arrested February 20 and indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack against himself, Smollett's character Jamal Lyon was removed from the final two episodes of season 5 in order to "avoid further disruption on set". He lost the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Empire to Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams.

"I think it makes it more hard for a friendly disposition because they're going to be extremely reluctant to admit they brought these cases with scant evidence or that there are any other problems", shared with the celebrity website. Smollett has maintained his innocence and said he has been "truthful and consistent" since the saga began.

One person who may face some unexpected repercussions following the controversial dismissal of Jussie Smollett's criminal case is none other than R. Kelly.

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She told cops Porzingis promised to give her $68,000 to pay for her brother's college tuition, but then reneged, the sources said. According to the Post , the woman lived in the same building as Porzingis and said he showed up at her unit around 2 a.m.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Smollett to reimburse the city $130,000 to cover the cost of overtime hours spent on the investigation.

Foxx's office last week dropped charges against Smollett, who faced 16 felony counts and was accused of making a false police report that he was the victim of a racial and homophobic attack. Smollett said the assailants placed a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him, according to police.

Foxx said dropping the case doesn't diminish the hard work detectives did to investigate the case and bring charges against Smollett.

"It's Mr. Smollett who committed this hoax, period", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

- Dueling rallies in downtown Chicago supported and slammed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's performance in the Jussie Smollett case.

Video footage reveals the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police chanting "Blue Lives Matter" as counter-protesters chanted "Black Lives Matter" back at them.

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