Things may have just gotten WORSE for Jussie Smollett…

You already know that Jussie Smollett paid the two Nigerian brothers from Chicago to stage the assault on him.

But now we’re learning what else Smollett may have paid them to do AND why he may have paid for the hoax attack.

From CBS Chicago:

Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show’s studio didn’t get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.

“When the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack,” a source told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. Other sources corroborated that information.

This is what the letter’s looked like:

Here’s where it gets interesting…

Smollett received a letter containing a white powder Jan. 22. The letter was mailed to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where the show “Empire” is filmed. The letter prompted a HAZMAT response. CPD says the “white substance” was later determined to be aspirin.

The note was crafted with letters apparently cut out from magazines to form words. The pieced-together message contained racial and homophobic threats directed at Smollett. A magazine is one of the pieces of evidence retrieved from the brother’s home last week during a search conducted by CPD. Investigators also recovered a book of stamps.

During the search of the brothers’ home last week, a “piece of paper/writing” was also seized. CBS 2 is the only news source with video from inside that house. Police evidence logs exclusively obtained by CBS 2, show investigators took the writing sample, magazine, and a “wallet with stamps.”

Chicago police say the FBI is handling the investigation surrounding the letter, because that’s a federal-level concern.

Now it looks like the same two brothers paid to stage the attack may have also been paid to send the threatening letters in the first place!

And note the last paragraph says the FBI is handling the letter investigation. If they interviewed Smollett and he lied to them about it….

Here’s the last bit of new info:

Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.

Sources said one of the brothers held the rope and poured bleach while the other wore a plain red hat and yelled slurs at Smollett.

The sources say the red hat was bought at an Uptown beauty supply store and that the attack was supposed to happen before Jan. 29. The brothers told detectives the three men rehearsed the attack days prior to it happening. Smollett paid the brothers $3,500.

Smollett is in so much hot water and it keeps rising.

I read this morning that his lawyer told police that Smollett didn’t want to be interviewed by them again. Yeah, I bet. But you know, I doubt it’s gonna be optional for much longer.

The Nigerian brothers issued a short statement to CBS Chicago:

De Mar spoke on the phone exclusively with the Osundairo brothers Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, they said: “We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”

Stay tuned!

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49 thoughts on “Things may have just gotten WORSE for Jussie Smollett…

  1. We’re tired of watching these leftist loon get away with crimes that if we committed we’d be in prison and it would be an EFFING REAL LYNCHING!!!

  2. “We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”

    So, why did you agree to take part in an anti-American, anti-Trump, Chicago-disparaging, racist hoax attack on a low-life gay scumbag (an attack that did nothing but remind everyone that 100% of such attacks are always hoaxes)?

  3. His first hoax didn’t get enough attention, so he created a second one..

    Well, he wanted to be the Left’s darling and get all kinds of publicity, and he ‘is’ and has……

  4. Soon as I heard he still had his sandwich….after he got beat up with acid…OOPSIE knew then he was lying right? how dumb do they think we are????? I know I know

  5. Part of me wonders how he treated the police responding to his “attack”. He is very anti-police, along with the rest of his liberal attitudes, and his story was beyond believable. But CPD seemed to know that this wasn’t just misdirection but a straight up hoax.

  6. The FBI is on the case…….. The FBI makes Barney Fife look like the greatest investigator in the USA.

  7. Less than 1 in 6 murders in Chicago are solved. I would guess that the manpower shift to address this jackass didn’t help that statistic.

  8. Libs are so desperate. They all need mental health with their crying, complaining, all around dysfunctional behavior. God help us if they gain power in this country.

  9. The list of false hate crimes is unbelievable. I really feel sorry for our country. Nothing like this has ever happened when democrates are in the white house.

  10. Funny how the media and liberals call the border wall a “manufactured crisis” but not once have they referred to these consistent liberal fake hate crimes as a “manufactured hate crime or crisis”.

  11. The way Smollett keeps doubling down in the face of mounting evidence against him, I am getting a little concerned for the state of his mental health. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this to make excuses for him, in any way, but I hope he has someone looking out for him. I wouldn’t want him to find a “permanent solution” to the mess he got himself into.

  12. Bret Baier just reporting that they can’t convene a grand jury until Smollet talks once more w/ the CPD, and Smollet is refusing.

  13. I know that this is not really germaine to this ding-a-ling Smollett but this caught my eye. If the two brothers were born and raised here (per their own report) why do the media keep referring to them as Somalian? That may be their ancestry but it has nothing to do with their relationship to Smollett or their involvement in this case as far as I could tell.

  14. I am wondering (I already know this answer), was he being written out of the show? Did he need popularity/sympathy to get a new one? Did he also pay the Nigerian’s to send the fake letter? The CPD has him cold. He showed them where the attack was and stated he was happy there was a “camera” close by (*how would he know about the camera, unless it was rehearsed). Problem was the camera was facing the opposite way, Someone should throw the proverbial BOOK at this actor.

  15. Regards to the letter, it looks like it was written by a kid, so maybe that was why it didnt trigger the reaction he was hoping for.

  16. Oopsy. I was watching the noon news from Chicago and they said that he’s going to a grand jury. Now the FBI is involved? As the old Dodge commercial went, “You in a heap o’ trouble, boy!”

  17. I was willing to believe Smollett was somehow so mentally off-balanced that he invented this “beating” as an excuse for something. Many of these hoaxes originate from someone desperate to divert attention from their own mistakes (Tawan Brawley’s famous hoax was purportedly crafted in fear of a serious beating from her father). But Smollett was apparently convinced the attention he got would be good.

    For some perspective on so called hate crime statistics, as related to the Smollet fiasco, check out Stacy McCain’s article…

    RSM (theothermccain): Lynching America: Jussie Smollett And The Prejudice Of Anti-Trump Hatred.

  18. There has been so many false flags of racism that the media immediately jumps upon as they declare all white people are racists. Notice how the media really seems to only report stories where it appears a person of color has been wronged…..I swear the Globalist media is itching for a race war. I don’t recall the race issue being that bad before Obama.

  19. “I was bruised but my ribs were not cracked. They were not broken. I went to the director immediately. I was not hospitalized. Both my doctors in L.A. and Chicago cleared me to perform but said to take care, obviously and, above all, I fought the f*ck back.” He then paused and said, “I’m the gay Tupac.”


  20. Stupid is, as stupid does. He can’t get out of this simply by hiring a crisis management company. He should just own it and move on.

  21. So what’s the odds the Nigerian Brothers also sent the “racist letter?”

    Racism is so dead in the USA that they have to dig like mad to find it, which gets expensive and time consuming, so it’s easier to invent it.

    That’s why so-called white privilege was invented. You aren’t allowed to judge your own hardship anymore. A committee of self-appointed judges will make sure that none of your life’s tragedies, difficulties, and hardships will ever match up to anyone of color’s similar problems. And having determined that: wa-laa, privilege.

    It’s a scam.

    Race is a scam.

    Skin color obsession is a mental disorder.

  22. Shepard Smith asked if this was a hate crime or a hoax! HECK YES this was a hate crime….Smollett charged that white Trump supporters attacked him, so he is showing his hatred for whites, especially those who support Donald Trump!!!

    Only in America, in 2019, would a gay black actor pay two Nigerians $4k apiece to buy a rope, throw it around his neck and beat him up in order to blame white people…HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH, Y’ALL!

  23. they said: “We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump.”…..We are just really, really stupid.

  24. Oh boy lying to the FBI, they don’t like that! Smollet will probably have a full SWAT team come knocking at his door and be dragged away in handcuffs in the early morning very soon!/sarc.

    I think that whomever sent the letter will be home free, I mean what judge is gonna look at that drawing and believe that the artist is mentally/intellectually competent to assist in their own defense?

  25. I really hope he gets punishment for this. Society has to learn that there’s consequences for lying to the public.

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