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Jussie Smollett Case: Police Reportedly Believe He Paid Two Men to Orchestrate Attack

Jussie Smollett Case: Police Reportedly Believe He Paid Two Men to Orchestrate Attack

The Jussie Smollett case just took another bizarre turn as police reportedly believe that the actor paid two men to orchestrate the attack.

The 36-year-old Empire actor says he was attacked by two men on early January 29 and that the men were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He told police that one of the attackers put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown substance on him.

Two brothers were arrested earlier this week and were later released without being charged due to “new evidence” that was discovered. CNN reports that there is evidence that the brothers purchased the rope which was found around Smollett‘s neck.

“The new direction of the investigation is now based on the premise that Mr. Smollett was an active participant in the incident,” a law enforcement source told Deadline.

This new report is similar to the rumors that swirled a couple days ago, and were debunked by police, saying that authorities were investigating the possibility that Jussie staged his attack.

The brothers worked as extras on the set of Jussie‘s show Empire.

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  • Hypnotist

    LOL

  • Hypnotist

    LOL

  • Lisa

    Maybe…Just MAYBE y’all should stop “reporting” on it until there’s an actual conclusion to the investigation. This back and forth and rumors are stupid.

  • Lisa

    Maybe…Just MAYBE y’all should stop “reporting” on it until there’s an actual conclusion to the investigation. This back and forth and rumors are stupid.

  • YaThink

    I agree, but if this turns out to be true…. oh noooooo!

  • YaThink

    I agree, but if this turns out to be true…. oh noooooo!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    he staged it for more credibility as some gay tupac… gangster to get heterosexual roles… loser!!!! ;D

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    he staged it for more credibility as some gay tupac… gangster to get heterosexual roles… loser!!!! ;D

  • SquidBillie

    It was clear there was more to this story, but even if they are guilty, it’s pathetic that he had a knee jerk reaction of calling it a racist crime.

  • Vanity

    such a slap in the face to every person who has been through a racist, homophobic crime. if this is true this guy needs to do jail time.

  • AMDRuby™

    It was pretty obviously it was staged from they start. it went from two white men, to two unknown men, now the men work on empire with jussie, then they were release lol. now he paid them haha. what a loser

  • jh7058622

    What the actual fuck? If true he needs to go to jail. Like… why?

  • tom

    Liberal faggot

  • LegalBetch

    What a piece of s**t!!! Definitely needs to be thrown behind bars. Wasting time and resources of LEOs who could have been working on legitimate crimes.

  • Dumb

    Better than a conservative clown.

  • Dumb

    Better than a conservative clown.

  • AMDRuby™

    empire made him crazy.

  • Cool Boots

    It was starting to look more and more like he was fibbing. I wonder what would make him do something like this?

  • Cool Boots

    IKR! I can’t imagine why he would do something like this!

  • Cool Boots

    Really? Is that why he did it? I was wondering why he would do this.

  • Cool Boots

    Good point!

  • Cool Boots

    That’s mean to say things like that.

  • Kat

    The story seemed made up to start with

  • Kat

    The story seemed made up to start with

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  • Dimme

    Staging a hate crime should be a hate crime itself

  • SquidBillie

    The back and forth thing usually happens when the story doesn’t add up, and his didn’t from the start.