We reported that Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in what Chicago police called a possible hate crime.
Later on, It was revealed that the two men who allegedly attacked actor Jussie Smollett, are Nigerians who have also appeared on the show “Empire”.
later on, it was reported that actor Jussie Smollett paid the two men to orchestrate an assault on him.
According to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation who spoke to CNN, the actor paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and rehearsed it with them.
The men, who are brothers, were arrested and questioned by police on Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.”
Now, it has been revealed that Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with a felony for allegedly filing a false report with the Chicago Police Department on Jan. 29 claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago.
The actor, 36, who is black and gay is expected in court for a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.