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Old 02-19-2019, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett victim of possible racist and homophobic attack

https://abc7chicago.com/brothers-cla...-says/5144861/

Jussie Smollett attack: Brothers claim 'Empire' actor staged attack after threatening letter, source says

CHICAGO --
Two brothers told police that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself because he was upset a threatening letter he received a week prior did not get enough attention, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News on Monday.

Detectives are actively investigating the allegation, but have not confirmed it to be true, the official said.

Chicago police said this weekend that they are "eager" to re-interview Smollett after releasing the two brothers, who were initially identified as persons of interest in the alleged Jan. 29 attack in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Smollett said his attorneys are talking to police.

The brothers, who are not considered suspects in the attack, also told police that they were paid to stage the attack, the official said.

"We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens," the brothers said in a statement.

http://sandrarose.com/2019/02/report...staged-attack/

Chicago police assigned a dozen investigators to the case. They were assisted by FBI agents who focused their attention on the "anthrax" letter that was addressed to Smollett at Fox TV's Chicago studio.



The powdery substance on the letter turned out to be crushed Acetaminophen (Tylenol).
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