The attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is starting to take a major turn.
Just a couple weeks ago, Smollett, was attacked by two unknown men who shouted out racial and homophobic slurs. According to Smollett, one attacker tried to put a rope around him and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.
However, now reports are saying the two men were actually extras on the show and conspired with Smollett to stage an attack for a very specific reason.
Officially this is what the Chicago PD is saying.
“Media reports about the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives,” he wrote. “Supt Eddie Johnson has contacted @ABC7Chicago to state on the record that we have no evidence to support their reporting and their supposed CPD sources are uninformed and inaccurate.”
FOX states that Jussie wasn’t being written off the show.
In response to the news, 20th Century Fox, released the following statement: “The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of EMPIRE is patently ridiculous. He remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him.”
Flip the pages to see more tweets on this developing story and how Smollet went on GMA to proclaim he is the victim.