REPORTS: Empire Star Jussie Smollett Staged His Homophobic Attack

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About three weeks ago, Empire Star Jussie Smollett was hospitalised after a homophobic attack. The investigation has been going on to bring his attackers to book, however, the latest development is a charge on Jussie.

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According to a report from CNN, Jussie staged the whole attacked himself and rehearsed with the attackers by paying them $3,500 before and $500 after. The supposed attackers who are Nigerians were arrested and questioned but later released when this ‘new evidence’ popped up.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said:

“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.

Smollet has denied ever having anything to do with the attack with his lawyers Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson,  releasing a 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,” the statement read.
“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,” it added
“At the present time, Jussie and his attorneys have no inclination to respond to ‘unnamed’ sources inside of the investigation, but will continue discussions through official channels,” the statement read

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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