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.
A source close to the investigation tells CBS News that 2 brothers – arrested & then released – told detectives that Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack, & that they purchased the rope found around Smolletts neck at a hardware store
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) February 16, 2019
(Updated typo from previous tweet)
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 17, 2019