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.
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.