At the end of last month was "The Empire"-star Jussie Smollett (36) hospitalized after what police described as a severe assault. According to the police was 36-year-old in Chicago when the two men to have thrown both racist and homofobiske comments for him.
So, they should have gone to the attacks on him. Finally tied the a rope around the neck of Smollett, who later came to the hospital.
Now, however, the investigation of the violent attack has taken a shocking twist.Released
the Case is been investigated as hate crimes against the gay african-american actor, and the police have in the past gone out with overvåkningsbilder of the two suspects men.
These two men were arrested Wednesday, but was released Friday this week. According to the Chicago police department, the two men released because of "new evidence" in the case.
According to police sources who have talked with several american media, including USA Today, the two men brothers of nigerian origin. In the interrogation, they told police a shocking story.– Got paid by the actor
According to the politikildene brothers explained that they got paid by Jussie Smollett to go to the attack on him. The investigation has also revealed that one of the men bought the rope in a jernvareforretning in Chicago. The rope shall be used in the attack.
Sources tell CBS Chicago that the "Empire"actor Smollett himself shall have paid for the rope, which was purchased 25. January of this year – four days before the alleged attack. According to the channel were the brothers paid 3500 dollars (30 000), before they traveled to Nigeria on the same day as the attack. The police have already confirmed that the interrogation and arrest of the men was delayed because they were on the journey.MONITORING: the Police went out with these overvåkningsbildene after the attack. Photo: Chicago police department Show more
Both should have had knowledge of Smollett, and been extras in the TV series.Bleach and MAGA
police sources told the channel that one of the brothers held the rope and poured the bleach on the actor, but the second should have been a red caps and yelled abuse at him.
Brothers shall also have been promised 500 dollars by returning to Chicago. The channel type in addition that the two men explained that they "practiced" on attack
According to CNN, the two men have called, "the Empire faggot" and "Empire nigger" while they attacked him. Men should also have shouted "This is MAGA country", a reference to Donald Trump's election slogans "Make America Great Again".
police sources indicates that they are now investigating the case in a whole new light, and the investigators now have a hovedteori that it was Smollett himself who orchestrated the attack.Found the script and caps
Police conducted including searches of the two men's residence earlier this week, and found among other things a red caps, bleach and a "the Empire"-the script.SEARCHED: the Police searched this apartment in Chicago earlier this week. Photo: Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP/NTB Scanpix Show more
– We can confirm that the information given from the interrogated people in the "Empire"-the case has led to that we turn about the investigation. We have made contact with the "Empire"-the actor to get a new hearing, say the Chicago police department in a statement.
ABC reported earlier this week that investigators believe Smollett himself orchestrated the attack because he was going to be written out of the "Empire"series, but now it is known that the attackers have explained this himself.Races
Smollett denies that he has anything with the attack to do.
– As a victim of hate crimes who have cooperated fully with the police, is Jussie Smoller angry and crushed by the messages that the perpetrators are the people he knows.
He's now become the victim again with claims that Jussie played a role in the attack on him, writes his lawyers in a statement to CNN.
"the Empire", as streamed on the Chummy in Norway, has been one of the really big series in the united STATES. Jussie Smollett has the role of Jamal Lyon in the series.Break the silence after the attack: - I'm furious – Should not be written out
the Manufacturer of the Chicago-based familiedramaet, 20th Centruy Fox, says it is out of the question to write Smollett out of the series
– the Idea that Smollett has been, or will, be written out of "the Empire", is just stupid. He has an important role in the successful series, and we stand behind him.
Smollett talked yourself out experience in gruelling terror at "Good Morning America" this week.
Smollett says that he is furious after what happened, both against those who attack him and those who want to cast doubt on his story.
at First I thought, "listen, if I say the truth, then it is the way it is, because it is the truth." How can you not believe it? says Smollett in the interview.
I'm not completely healthy yet ... But I'm going to be there, and I'll keep me strong together with you. I can't let them win, " he said.
Smollett should have talked to the manager his when the attack happened on the street in Chicago.Beat ring
Several of Hollywood's biggest stars hit the ring of the actor after the incident.
– Sends love to Jussie and the whole of the Smollett family for this terrible attack. We support you and pray that you find peace and justice, wrote artist John Legend on Twitter.
Also Ariana Grande threw themselves on the.
" What happened with Jussie makes me sick. I can't believe that shit like this still happens every single day. What is this for a world? Sending all my healing energy and love, and hope on a change. What can we do? Tell me, I will, she writes.
Presenter Ellen DeGeneres, who was visited by Jussie Smollett four years ago on the talk show, also expressed his compassion.
four years ago came Jussie Smollett out of the closet in my application. I send him and his family lots of love today, write the program leader.< p> "the Empire"-star, should have been invaded: - It makes me sick