In the early hours of January 29, 2019, Empire
actor Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked by two men using racial and homophobic slurs. He claims they threw bleach on him, tied a noose around his neck and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?
As police investigated, however, they say they found evidence to show that Smollett hired the men and orchestrated the attack. Smollett denies all allegations and stands firm with his claim of being a victim of a hate crime.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, Dr. Phil speaks with TMZ
’s Harvey Levin, who says that while there is a lot of evidence to suggest that Smollett staged the attack, there is also other evidence. WATCH: Journalists With Opposing Views Weigh In On Jussie Smollett Case
“We found out something over the weekend that is really interesting,” Levin tells Dr. Phil.
Hear about the new information in the video above. And, Dr. Phil examines a quote Smollett reportedly said to castmates. Hear why Dr. Phil says some of the words are typically “lie behaviors.”
And on Wednesday
, journalists and media personalities 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? Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won't believe?
Woman Who Lied About Details of A Hate Crime Explains Why She Did It