Jussie Smollett may have lied to the public, but others have done it, too

Jussie Smollett may have lied to the public, but others have done it, too
Jussie Smollett mugshot photo (Image: (Chicago Police Department)

[Ed. – What of it? Is this supposed to condone what he did?]

Actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago in January in a celebrity scandal that has captured attention online and in the media. Smollett is not the first celebrity to be accused of lying to the public. …

A look at some of the other scandals involving celebrities, athletes and others:

Feb. 10, 2015, Brian Williams:

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NBC suspended the “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay amid questions about his memories and experiences while covering the Iraq War. Lester Holt was eventually named Williams’ replacement on “Nightly News.”

Sept. 16, 2015, Steve Rannazzisi:

The comedian and actor admitted to the New York Times that he lied about working in the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11. Rannazzisi said telling the story was “a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough.”

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