Breaking news out of Chicago this evening that law enforcement officials investigating the alleged racial attack on Smollett was planned by him.
According to CNN…
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.
Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.
The sources told CNN that there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago.
Jussie’s story started falling apart at the exact moment he refused to give police his phone records from the night of the “attack.” Why would you not want the police to be able to back up your story and the timeline to find help give them clues and retrace your movements to help them catch the perps?
His interview on Good Morning America on Wed in retrospect was a horrible idea and if this new info is true was a terrible attempt to do some P.R. damage control. That interview had him expressing his frustration with not being believed while not cooperating fully with police.
“It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more,” Smollett said. “And that says a lot about the place where we are as a country right now.”