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"Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked", Pugh and Henderson said in a statement given to PEOPLE on Wednesday. The judge granted a $100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $10,000 bond. Prosecutors say that Smollett led authorities on a wild goose chase after he described his alleged attackers as two white men wearing ski masks, red MAGA caps and shouted racial and homophobic slurs at the Empire actor.
February 12: Smollett's representatives clarified that he had redacted some information from his phone records before turning them over to police to protect the privacy of people unrelated to the alleged attack.
The announcement came a day after Smollett turned himself in to police, appeared in court on a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedlyfiling a false police report, and left jail after posting bond. He has claimed that he was the victim of an assault in the early morning hours of January 29 in Chicago, stating two men hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him, poured bleach on him, and placed a rope around his neck.
February 11: Police said the "limited and redacted" phone records they received from Smollett had proved insufficient for a criminal investigation.
"Smollett also instructed the brothers not to bring their cell phones with them", says Risa Lanier, with the Cook County State Attorney's Office. The sources added to TMZ that some cast and crew members still believe Smollett's story.
Meanwhile, his legal team released as statement on social media, calling him "a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence".
"I think there were so many people, including a lot of leadership from the Democratic Party, everybody from Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, and a number of others, that quickly came out and attacked the president, blamed the president", Sanders told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
During a press conference on Thursday morning, the Chicago PD stated they believed Smollett staged the attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary" on "Empire".
Following the highly publicized arrest, the network said they were "evaluating the situation" and "considering [their] options". His next hearing is scheduled for March 14.
The Galaxy S10 comes with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display that has a 1440p resolution and Samsung's signature curves on its edges. The other three are the same as the Galaxy S10 +: 12MP Dual Aperture primary, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra-wide sensors.
The former spouses, who were married from 2000-2005, were reunited over the weekend, despite divorcing over a decade ago. Somewhere out there, we hope the former " Friends " star is sipping some bubbly and toasting her 50 years on this planet.
Apple initially said it would release updates to macOS and iOS addressing the flaw within a few days of its public disclosure. Apple has issued iOS 12.1.4 and macOS 10.14.3 to users through their software update tools a little later than expected.
However, many customers have pointed out that they can no longer purchase shoes on the Payless ShoeSource website . According to the report, Payless has been trying to find a buyer to prevent the closing but so far no one has bit.
Hellerstedt , which dealt with the constitutionality of a Texas admitting privileges law that was very similar to Louisiana's. Bush, joined the court's so-called "liberal bloc" of four justices appointed by Democratic presidents to block the law.
We have a good future in front of us for this season, so I just want to go on the court and play ball and win the games. ESPN, which first reported the deal, said CJ Miles and Delon Wright will also be going to Memphis.
It's unclear how Begum is trying to get home. "You want to go out with your friends and I didn't get any of that", she said. Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said he anticipated she would face criminal proceedings upon any return to the UK.
But her dramatic reaction could be just Lady Gaga's attempt to poke more fun at Ryan for his poor interview skills. Also of note was Jennifer Lopez's Motown 60th anniversary tribute because when I think of Motown, I think of J.Lo.
As Storm Erik approaches the country, Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for three counties in the west. The Tamar Bridge between Devon and Cornwall is also closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles in both directions.
NBA All-Star Game MVP Prediction & Odds, 2/17/19
One of the top players, definitely, as far as playing for the first half of the season, and he's been doing it for some years now. He finished with 20 points and drilled 6-of-10 3-pointers and is one of the unsung free agents the Knicks will look at.
Ravens to trade Flacco to Broncos
But alas, the Broncos have made a trade which can't be official until March 13th, when the new league year begins for the NFL. In 2020, the cap number climbs to $28.250 million, though it would be just $8 million in cap hit if he were to be released.
Leaked Trump schedules shows 60% of time unstructured
Termed " Executive Time " by his former chief of staff John Kelley, the #ExecutiveTime hashtag was given new life on Sunday. White House officials are expressing anger after an insider leaked months of President Donald Trump's private schedules.