The Jussie Smollett case quickly made headlines a few weeks ago after the "Empire" actor was allegedly assaulted. In the days and weeks following the incident, some details are beginning to come through the fog.
Now, rumors are flying that the alleged attack may have all been a hoax. Police have just made a major break in the case.
"We have now confirmed, the 2 Nigerian men who were picked up by police at O'Hare Airport are black. Police say the 2 men are the same ones who were captured on surveillance video around the time of the incident," reported TMZ.
Smollett originally told authorities he was completely positive the attackers were Caucasian. Now, the facts appear to be telling a different story. Police have raided the home of at least one of the suspects. Also, another detail has just come to light. The suspects worked on the "Empire" show as well!
"The 'persons of interest' are brothers of Nigerian descent who worked on Empire and are in police custody, being questioned about their connection to the attack. A lawyer for the brothers told CBS 2 that the pair could be charged on Friday. 'They were actually detained at customs at O’Hare airport yesterday around 5:45 p.m.,' Gloria Schmidt, the brothers’ attorney, said. 'They had no idea what was going on, and they’ve been detained since then,'" according to Breitbart.
If this story continues in the direction it appears to be going, this could spell major trouble for Jussie and the suspects. Many people think that it is not a coincidence that he knows the men and that this is all a fabrication.
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