Latest development on the Jussie Smollett case appears to insinuate that the Empire actor staged the attack he claimed to have suffered in the hands of two men.
According to the actor, the men hung a rope round his neck and chanted homophobic slur as they screamed “this is MAGA country”.
Two Nigerian men are currently getting interrogated after being taken for the two persons of interest in the surveillance photo released by the police.
Information about the interrogation are beginning to leak with Rob Elgas of ABC 7 giving snippets of it on Twitter.
According to the information Rob Elgas shared, one of the two men getting questioned by the police has appeared on the Empire series movie before alongside Jussie Smollet.
This new development leads to speculations that Jussie Smollet may have staged the attack.
See tweets below.
“BREAKING: Multiple soucres tell @ABC7Chicago Eyewitness News Jussie Smollet and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack – allegedly because his character was being written out of the show Empire.
MORE: One of those persons of interest has appeared on Empire.
Smollett is also being questioned by police. Chicago police have no new comment. No one has been charged.
MORE: During the raid police retrieved shoes, electronic devices and other items they believe could help them determine whether the two people played any role in the alleged assault on Smollett.
UPDATE: Representatives for Jussie Smollett say “Today Jussie did answer routine followup questions for Chicago Police Department and continues to cooperate.”
NEW: 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment say
“The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of EMPIRE is patently ridiculous. He remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him.”
Standby for a MAJOR development in the Jussie Smollett case.