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New Details In Jussie Smollett’s Case Reveal He Texted The Brothers About “Help On The Low,” Paid By Check, and Spent Eight Minutes On The Phone With Abel The Day After The Attack

Jussie Smollett Unsealed Case

Just hours after Jussie Smollett bonded out of jail, sources told E! News that the actor returned to the set of “Empire,” despite allegations that Smollett staged the alleged racist and homophobic attack over his show salary.  Although Smollett has maintained his innocence in the entire ordeal – outside of …

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Chicago Police Department Says Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was “Dissatisfied With His Salary” on ”Empire”

Jussie Smollett Court Cameras

On Thursday morning, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was arrested on felony charges for staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself last month. Shortly after the arrest, Chicago police stood before the press to explain how the investigation transitioned from a hateful incident to a hoax.   During the press conference, …

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Jussie Smollett Arrested On Felony Charges, Accused of Faking Own Assault

Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Suggest White Face

Jussie Smollett has turned himself in and is in custody of investigators.  Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi reported the news on Thursday, saying the “Empire” actor has been arrested.  The news came just under 24 hours after Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for supposedly filing a fake police report. In the report, …

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Fox Releases New Statement About Jussie Smollett’s Character on “Empire”: “He Is Not Being Written Out Of The Show”

Jussie Smollett Unsealed Case

Amid ongoing speculation about the alleged racist, homophobic attack against #JussieSmollett in Chicago, FOX is standing by the “Empire” actor, shooting down rumors that the beloved character is in jeopardy.  “Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set, and as we have previously stated, he is not being …

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New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack

Chicago Police now believe Jussie Smollett orchestrated his assault by paying two men, according to new information provided by law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation. The brothers, Abimbolya ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police discovered “new evidence.” …

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Two Suspects In Jussie Smollett Attack Released After New Evidence

The two men that were arrested in connection to Jussie Smollett’s racist, homophobic attack have been released.  “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging, and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” said Chicago …

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Two Nigerian Brothers, Who Are Acquaintances Of Jussie Smollett, Arrested At Chicago O’Hare Airport In Connection to Smollett’s Attack

Jussie Smollett Unsealed Case

Two Nigerian brothers have been detained and are being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack. Actors Abimbolya ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo were picked up by police at Chicago O’Hare Airport after arriving back from Nigeria. Police are treating the brothers as suspects and not persons of interest although neither …

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Jussie Smollett Cries During Emotional First Interview Since Targeted Assault: “It Feels Like If I Had Said It Was A Muslim Or A Mexican Or Someone Black I Feel Like The Doubters Would’ve Supported Me A Lot More”

Jussie Smollett Unsealed Case

Empire star, Jussie Smollett, sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts for his first interview following the racist and homophobic attack he suffered in Chicago last month. The interview aired on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. A brief promo video of the interview was released prior to the show airing, …

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