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WATCH | Trevor Noah weighs in on Jussie Smollett's 'fake attack'

26 February 2019 - 10:22 By Karishma Thakurdin

As the debate around Empire actor, Jussie Smollett's "attack" continues to rage, Trevor Noah has spoken out about the conversation it has started. 

Last week international reports claimed that Jussie allegedly "staged" the homophobic and racist attack in January because he was "dissatisfied with his salary". 

Trevor who joined the 'who's who' of Hollywood on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night was asked for his opinion on the debacle. 

"I process information as it comes to me. I don't jump to conclusions. What I have really appreciated is the conversation it has started around how dangerous it is as a member of the LGBTIQ community, whether or not Jussie's story is completely false or not," he said. 

Since January 29, which was when Jussie first made the damning claims the story has taken a dramatic twist. Jussie has since been charged with a class four felony for falsifying a police report, handed himself over to the police to be arrested and posted $100,000 bail. 

The Guardian reported that the actor also had to surrender his passport and that he's kept mum since the walls came crashing down around him.

Jussie's lawyers issued a statement saying the actor “enjoys the presumption of innocence”.