On Thursday, actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on 5 out of 6 charges in the alleged hate crime hoax trial. The jury found Smollett guilty on the first five counts and he was acquitted on a sixth count, of lying to a detective weeks after Smollett said he was attacked.
In 2019, he claimed that two men attacked him due to his skin color and sexual orientation. Prosecutors, however, argued that Smollett carried out a “dry run” of the hoax attack the day before it occurred in 2019.
Soon after the news, Clay Travis took to Twitter and asked for an investigation into LeBron James’ claims from years ago.
Now that we’ve determined Jussie is a liar, can we get an investigation into @KingJames lies about racist graffiti on his mansion gate? You know the one the LA PD investigated, found no crime happened, and the sports media just stopped talking about?”
Just in case you don’t remember, it was back in 2017 when police began investigating after someone spray-painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles. The n-word was found spray painted on the gate of the house.
Capt. Patricia Sandoval, an LAPD spokeswoman, told The Associated Press at the time that the property manager informed officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video.
No video was ever released, nobody was arrested, and the story just eventually died out in the media.