Jussie Smollett Allegedly Paid ‘Empire’ Extras To Stage Attack, Cops Say
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly paid two brothers $3,500 to stage an assault against him, going so far as to rehearse the attack with them, police sources told CBS Chicago.
Smollett has claimed that two men looped a rope around his neck and hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him on Jan. 29. “They called me a f—–t, they called me a n—-r,” Smollett said a “Good Morning America” interview on Feb. 14. “There’s no which way you cut it. I don’t need some MAGA hat as the cherry on some racist sundae.”
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