Reports indicate that Lemon was pinpointed by Empire star Jussie Smollett who claimed in court that he received texts from the CNN host warning him that police believed Smollett had faked his own attack in February 2019.
Smollett was indicted by a grand jury for staging a racist violent attack on himself and blaming it on Trump supporters.
Witnesses inside the courtroom revealed the details of the testimony:
Smollett testified during investigation he got a text from Don Lemon — saying CPD didn't believe him— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) December 6, 2021
(smollett talking fast here before an objection. Not verbatim.)
The next day Smollett called a CPD detective who was handling the case, because "I didn't understand what all of these lies" the CPD spokesman was putting out there, he testifies.— Megan Crepeau (@crepeau) December 6, 2021
Smollett says police said he'd seen two men in red hats, which he's denying.