New Reports Says That Empire Star Jussie Smollett May Have Self Staged
Homophobic Racist 'Attack'.
Law enforcement sources have told multiple media outlets, including CNN that the actor is suspected of paying two Nigerian - born brothers to orchestrate the attack, who were arrested yesterday .
Though Smollett's lawyer say there is no truth to the claims. The siblings were released without charges on Friday due to "new evidence " a Chicago police spokesman said. They are now "co-operating fully" with the police .
According to TMZ, one of the brothers has turned over his phone and there is a record of a phone call between him and Smollett near the location and time of the attack .
"The new direction of the investigation is now based on the premise that Mr Smollett was an active participant in the incident" the Police spokesman concluded.