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Jussie Smollett Assault Case to Go to Grand Jury (Report)

Jussie Smollett Assault Case to Go to Grand Jury (Report)

Jussie Smollett‘s assault investigation will be heard in a grand jury early next week, TMZ reported on Sunday (February 17).

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The two brothers who were arrested and then released in possible connection to the case remain in the Chicago area.

CNN reported that police believe the actor paid two men to orchestrate the attack, which Jussie‘s legal team vigorously denied in 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. 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,” they wrote.

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  • SquidBillie

    He claimed it was a racist attack, but how can that be if the “attackers” are black?

  • tia maria

    Jussie never said the attackers were black, he said they were white.

  • Moe Grayson

    Still racist! Why did he set this whole stupid ass *mugging/beating* thing up anyway? LOSER!

  • YaThink

    If it is two black men who did this to him, my best guess is that they are jealous of him. He’s cute and he is having success in the business. What better cover up than to be black and then try to make Jussie and the police believe they are white by hurling racist threats and putting a noose around his neck.

  • YaThink

    So far, he is denying it. I don’t know much about him, but I really hope he wouldn’t do something like this.

  • sheigh

    Misunderstandable! I really want, but what can i do ? Cops said could’nt see anything on their cameras and so they saw black bothers men from Empire cast with rope on their hands the same as Jussie Smollet’s attack and release them, and also they wanted Jussie Smollet’s phone but he didn’t let them. And finally beacause all these stuffs, cops concluded Jussie Smollet staged it own attack! WHAT’S THE HELL? Are we on Cluedo ? This is really really ridiculous from Chicago PD ! Cops go back on work!

  • tia maria

    Just because unconfirmed sources say it was set up does not mean that is the case. Why not wait for all the information before passing judgement.