Jussie Smollett reportedly orchestrated his own ‘attack’
Empire star Jussie Smollett allegedly paid the two Nigerian brothers to stage his own attack, Police turn the case to the star based on details provided by the brothers.
“The information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” Chicago PD’s Chief Communications Officer made a statement.
Jussie denies the allegations, “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying, “his lawyer responded over current police reports.
It has reported that Jussie Smollett was a victim to suspect in the criminal investigation into the alleged racist, homophobic attack just a couple weeks ago, but new reports claim evidence show two Nigerian brothers who were arrested and subsequently released were acting at Jussie’s behest and reportedly paid.
Police confirm the reports to TMZ but they told that Jussie is not officially a suspect in the Chicago PD investigation as the star has not agreed to another interview with cops.
But it looks like the new reports shows that the Empire star turn from victim to a suspect.
“We have some information that needs to be corroborated and verified with the Empire cast member before we can answer this question. After new developments, we’ve reached out to his attorney and requested additional time to interview him.”