It appears that Empire star Jussie Smollett paid the two Nigerian brothers to stage an assault against him which he later claimed was a racist attack by Trump supporters. Smollett also alleged that he received hate mail the week before from a Trump supporter. Police are now investigating that as well.
The two men involved in the alleged hoax are now fully cooperating with law enforcement, CNN is reporting on Saturday. Police told reporter Rafer Weigel that they confronted the brothers with the rope they bought the night of the attack and from which they fashioned a noose.
The police threatened to charge them with battery and a hate crime.
CBS News reports that the brothers were paid $3,500 prior to leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return. They probably didn’t get a chance to collect the $500. Ropes and plain red hats were purchased at the direction of Smollett.
On January 29, two men allegedly yelled out racial and homophobic slurs while attacking Smollett, the actor told police. They poured bleach on him, beat him, and tied a noose around his neck while screaming, “This is Maga country,” [in the middle of liberal land], according to Smollett.
The police are eager to speak with him again. Allegedly, he will speak with them Monday.[…]
ICYMI, below are articles published by S. Noble of Independent Sentinel on Jussie Smollett’s alleged allegations of a racist assault by Trump supporters.
- CNN: ‘Random Websites’ to Blame for Their Partisan Coverage of Smollett
- Jussie Smollett Maga Attackers Under Arrest
- Report Two Nigerians to Be Charged in a Jussie Smollett Hoax
- Jussie Smollett Victim? He Hired HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S PR Firm
- Jussie Smollett Handed Over Useless Redacted Phone Records
- Reportedly Smollett’s Story Is Collapsing! MAGA Story Was Staged! Updated
- Breaking…Police Doubt Jussie Smollett’s MAGA Attack Story
- BREAKING! “Persons of Interest” in Jussie Smollett Attack REVEALED
- Smollett Sits Down for a Softball Interview After Hiring a PR Firm
- Curious Update to the ‘One Minute’ Assault of Jussie Smollett
- Update on Jussie Smollett’s One Minute MAGA Attack
- Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett MAGA Attack Appear on Tape
- Maxine Blames the President for Unproven Attack on Jussie Smollett
- Jussie Smollett’s Questionable ‘MAGA Hate Crime’ Is Called a “Lynching
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