Jussie Smollett is a black, gay actor who claimed he was attacked by two men wearing MAGA hats. Democrats and people in media believed his story without question and used it as a way to paint all Trump supporters as bigots.
Now Smollet’s story is falling apart. It increasingly looks like he staged the attack himself, in other words, a hoax.
Even CNN is reporting this:
Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.
Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys.
The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.”
The sources told CNN 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 there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at a hardware store in Chicago.
Here’s a video report from ABC News:
New reports indicate that the police would like another word with Smollett:
Smollett case news. Backing up @RaferWeigel report: @ABC confirms detectives were able to confront the 2 brothers
with evidence they purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace hardware store. The brothers agreed to cooperate with police.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 17, 2019
He could actually face jail time for this if it was all fake.
Jussie Smollett Could Face Up to Three Years in Jail if He Filed False Police Report
Empire actor Jussie Smollet could receive prison time if he is found to have filed a false report with the Chicago Police Department regarding his alleged attack last month.
Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the attack reported by Smollett has “shifted” due to information received from two brothers arrested in the case then released, and police want to interview the “Empire” actor again.
According to CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz: “Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.”
Will all the people who rushed to smear Trump supporters over this apologize?