Chicago Police believe "Empire" star Jussie Smollett paid two men to fabricate a hate crime assault, CNN reported Saturday.
"We have breaking news in the investigation of an alleged attack against 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett," S.E. Cupp reported. "Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault."
CNN national correspondent Ryan Young reported that a dozen detectives have been assigned to the case.
CBS News is also reporting the two brothers were paid.
Regarding #JussieSmollett: A source close to the investigation tells CBS News that 2 brothers - arrested & then rel… https://t.co/2VUP6CdZoZ— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud)1550361087.0
New: Sources—The brothers were paid $3,500 prior to leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon t… https://t.co/fiZxi4nDm5— Charlie De Mar (@Charlie De Mar)1550366506.0