Remember this guy?
He claimed that two White men chased him down in liberal craphole Chicago, poured bleach on him, beat him, placed a noose around his neck, all the while screaming gay slurs and “MAGA.” They also apparently were Chicago redneck Trump supporters who diligently watched “Empire,” some sort of Black-sodomite-drug-dealer musical, as they recognized Smollett (according to him) from the show.
Oh, and he fought them off, and never lost his Subway sandwich.
Poor guy…I guess he had no-one to make him a sandwich, which made him vulnerable to attacks by the gangs of Trump supporters who roam the Chicago streets looking for gay liberals…when their not snuggling up for the next episode of “Empire.”
As believable as Mr. Smollett’s claims were, they now seem to be falling apart as Chicago Police appear to think Jussie’s ordeal may have been staged to besmirch real Americans, and possibly was simply a little wrestling match with his gay Nigerian weightlifter buddies.
And the entire hoax may be brought down, in part, because the plotting trio of lovers bought their rope at…The Crafty Beaver Hardware store!
You would think these guys would have known to steer clear of the “Crafty Beaver!”…
Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say.
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.
The brothers, who were questioned by police this week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.
They left for Nigeria later in the day on Jan. 29, after the attack.
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 claims two men attacked him in Streeterville early Jan. 29 as he was heading to his apartment. He said they yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, poured a chemical on him and put a rope around his neck.
The brothers are now cooperating with police.
Since being released Friday night, the brothers have been staying in an undisclosed location.
Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said:
“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”
Police raided the the brothers’ home on Wednesday, the same day police met them at O’Hare International Airport, as they were returning from Nigeria.
The two were in custody at Area Central detective headquarters since Wednesday night, before they were released on Friday evening.
Police at one point had placed them under arrest and referred to them as suspects in the case. Then, after interviews on Friday, they were released.
Pictures from the raid show the front door busted off its frame, items thrown across the living room, bedroom doors damaged and clothes tossed everywhere.
Police left behind an inventory list. Some of the items seized include a black face mask hat, an Empire script, phone, receipts, a red hat and bleach.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reported Thursday that a source with intimate knowledge of the investigation said investigators believe Jussie Smollett “potentially staged the attack.”