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Chicago, Illinois / Smollett Hate Crime / ABC Interview #1134936

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 2019
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Eva Pilgrim) The stunning developments in the investigation of a hate crime attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago featured; details given of claims from the Nigerian brothers, Olabinjo & Abimbola Osundairo†, the attack was fabricated to get attention for the TV show. [Feb. 14, with Robin Roberts, SMOLLETT - describes the threatening letter with MAGA & why he would not give his phone to police.] A statement from Smollett's lawyers about his reaction quoted. [Former prosecutor Gil SOFFER†- assesses Smollett's actions.]

Muir, David;
Pilgrim, Eva

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