The info surrounding Jussie Smollett's assault remains to be scarce however the police are getting nearer to determining who the offender is. While they initially denied that the Empire actor staged the assault, authorities have discovered new proof which will counsel in any other case.
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According to TMZ, police imagine the 2 brothers from Nigeria who have been taken into custody as "individuals of curiosity" in Jussie Smollett's assault have been really employed by the actor himself to stage the incident. Police sources stated the brothers, who labored on the Empire set prior to now, have been "fully cooperative" whereas being interrogated in regards to the alleged assault.
One of the brothers reportedly handed over his telephone to law enforcement officials who found a telephone name between him and Jussie within the space of the assault earlier than it occurred.
CNN reviews the 2 brothers bought the rope that was tied to Smollett's neck at Ace Hardwood retailer in Chicago. They additionally report that Smollett really paid the brothers for the alleged assault.
Police reportedly have had a hunch because the starting that the actor's story has been false regardless of the statements he and his staff have launched denying that narrative.
Despite being arrested for battery, the 2 Nigerian brothers by no means match the outline of Smollett's alleged attackers. For one, neither of them are white. Additionally, sources from Empire revealed the 2 guys are very shut with Jussie and are each pro-LGBTQ+ and anti-Trump.
The lawyer for the 2 brothers stated they have been launched from police custody with out fees primarily based on the knowledge they gave cops. She additionally stated they are going to inform their story "when the time is correct."