The public was stunned when it was reported that beloved actor and singer Jussie Smollett was the victim of a hate crime several weeks ago.

Then, the public was baffled again after hearing -- days later-- that the police suspected this was all a hoax. Tune in to hear from journalists and media personalities, including Harvey Levin from TMZ Live, who share their various theories about the allegations and investigation which has raised questions such as: How often do hate crimes occur? And, why would a person lie about a hate crime? Later, meet a woman who explains the reasons why she lied to police about details of a hate crime, and also, meet a man who explains how he has turned his life around after going to prison for being the perpetrator of hate crimes.

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