And the tables have turned…
Chicago police have stated that their initial investigation of the January 29th hate crime has turned for the worst. According to police sources, the arrested suspects claim that Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate his own attack.
This past weekend, CNN reported that two Chicago police investigators supported the claims that Smollett paid the men in exchange for carrying out the attack.
“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.”
Jussie Smollett‘s lawyers have also responded to the claims stating that Jussie is a victim and “anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”
It has even been reported by TMZ that based on phone records, Jussie and one of the brothers spoke moments before the crime in the vicinity of the attack.
But who actually knows what the fuck is going on at this point. What do you all believe? Did he stage the attack or is he a victim of a racial and homophobic hate crime?
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