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Old 4th September 2019, 06:18 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Smollett could have stopped the investigation and expenditure of taxpayer money at any time simply by confessing.

His narcissism is costing him lots of money. He lost his job. He's paying lawyers and a public relations group and he may be forced to pay what the city is now asking for.
I agree. I don't think it's necessarily a winning argument, but I do think it's a valid point to raise, and for the courts to consider.

On the other hand, "the cops weren't supposed to take hate crimes so seriously!" is probably not a good narrative for him.
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