“Empire” Star Jussie Smollet Under Arrest in Chicago
The Chicago police department has arrested the “Empire star” Jussie Smollet for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed to be the victim of a homophobic and racist physical attack by two Nigerian brothers, allegedly Ola and Abel Osundairo. There was no CCTV and no witnesses to support the claim the Empire actor was punched, his head placed in a noose and told “this is Maga country”, a reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
After proper investigation, police found that the brothers were contracted by Jussie himself as they were said to have been extras on the TV series Empire. Chicago PD has confirmed that the 2 men taken in for questioning are the same men in the surveillance video screen grab. The PD confirms transportation records, along with interviews with Jussie and other witnesses, led to the ID of the 2 men.
According to TMZ, the two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo told cops they got in a car with Jussie and scouted a location, settling on the one right outside the actor’s apartment. The brothers said Jussie chose the spot because he believed a camera would have captured the action. The police also report that Jussie Smollett asked the brothers not to attack him to the point where he would be badly bruised.
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