Jussie Smollett Invited to Take Lie Detector Test on National TV Show
Empire actor invited on Steve Wilkos Show to answer questions about alleged attack
Talk show host Steve Wilkos has invited embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett onto national television to take a lie detector test and answer questions regarding his alleged "hate crime" attack.
Wilkos offered the olive branch to Smollett to appear on his TV show, giving the liberal star the opportunity to clear his name once and for all.
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“When this first went down, I said, ‘Man, that case is bulls**t man,'” Wilkos said.
“It just makes no sense. Everybody is so outraged about what’s happening now. But, my thing is, he didn’t kill anybody. He didn’t rob anybody.”
According to the Daily Caller, Wilkos used to be a Chicago Police Department officer and said that there are cases that are handled similarly to Smollett’s. On Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor.
“He’s high profile, but if he were Joe Shmuckatalie, no one would care about it,” Wilkos said.
Wilkos claimed he wasn’t sure if Smollett was innocent, but offered what he thought would be the best way to prove it.
“Come on my show and take a lie detector test, whether you set this up,” Wilkos offered during the segment.
The charges against Smollett were reportedly dropped because he had completed two days of community service, according to prosecutors.
Meanwhile, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx could be facing "20 years in prison" if she's convicted for corruption over her office's decision to drop all felony charges against Smollett, according to former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo.
Speaking to Laura Ingraham on Fox News Thursday night, Yoo said if Foxx is investigated and charged by the Justice Department for her role in the fiasco, it could lead to lengthy jail time for the head of the nation's second largest prosecutor's office.
Yoo added that, if Foxx is convicted, she could also be "potentially liable" for "mail wire fraud" due to her actions "depriving citizens" of her sworn duty to provide "honest services."