Detectives Seeking Follow-Up Interview With Jussie Smollett Regarding Attack
“Empire” Actor Jussie Smollett is sought for further questioning regarding his reported attack that happened on January 29th at 2 in the morning. Police have now reached back out to the actor requesting that he come back in to answer additional questions after the release of two brothers that were questioned last week about the alleged attack.
The brothers were caught on surveillance tape recorded during the time frame of the attack but the video did not capture the attack itself. The police tracked down the two men and after questioning, they were released. The media started to report that the attack had actually been orchestrated by Smollett himself.
On January 29th in the earlier morning hours, Smollett claims that he was attacked by two men while he was walking home. He told police that he was beaten, claimed homophobic slurs, had a chemical poured on him and they put a rope around his neck. It was classified as a hate crime. Smollett also said that the men were wearing what appeared to be a MAGA hat. Smollett also claimed that a few days before the attack, he received a threatening letter at FOX Studio that contained a death threat along with the word “MAGA”.
After the attack, Smollett was interviewed by numerous outlets about the attack. The media started to question his version of the attack. He released a statement saying that his attack did happen and he was is 100% truthful in his account. It appears though that he might not have been all that truthful.
Media outlets are now reporting that the attack had been orchestrated by the actor. The police raided the home of the two brothers from Nigeria, Ola and Abel Osundairo, and found a black face mask hat, an Empire script, phone, receipts, a red hat and bleach. The brothers were questioned and released. One of the brothers has been reported to have been Smollett’s trainer.
Media outlets, after the release of the two brothers, are now reporting that the brothers told the deceives that they were paid by Smollett to participate in the attack. The brothers claim that they were paid $3,500 for the attack. The returned to Nigeria on January 29th and then were promised an additional $500 when they returned to the states.
Based on this information, deceives are now requesting that Smollett come to the police station for additional questioning. His attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, are denying the claims made by the brothers and released the following statement, “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.”
So far, Smollett has not made himself available for questioning. Celebrities who had previously voiced their support for the actor have been deleting their support of the actor on their social media accounts.