Testimony Of Text: Smollett Says CNN’s Lemon Texted Him Info

Eric Scheiner | December 7, 2021
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Jussie Smollett told the court that he was getting information via text from CNN’s Don Lemon during the early stages of the investigation into the hate crime that he allegedly staged against himself.

During his trial Monday on charges relating to staging a hate crime, Smollett testified that he had received texts from Lemon during the early period of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) investigation into the incident.

Lemon supposedly relayed information that the police didn’t believe Smollett's account of what happened.

Fox News reports that CNN and Lemon did not immediately respond to request for comment.

This wouldn’t be the first time it was revealed in recent weeks that a CNN host has reached out via text with aid to someone under investigation.


CNN recently dismissed Chris Cuomo after details from texts emerged showing his efforts to help his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was fighting sexual harassment allegations that eventually led to his resignation.



New York Attorney General Letitia James released texts and other evidence showing the CNN anchor sought to use his sources in news media outlets to find out information on women involved with the case.

Lemon discussed the Smollett case on his CNN program Monday, but did not mention his contact with the former ‘Empire’ actor. 

Don't you wonder why?

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H/T Fox News

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