As the pieces begin to fall, it’s looking more and more like Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged his own attack to garner publicity. While Chicago police are still not calling Empire actor Jussie Smollett a suspect, they have said they do not consider him a victim any longer.

After interviewing the two brothers Jussie indicated may have been his attackers, the police quickly released them, after they claimed to have been paid by the actor to stage the attack. But Smollett still maintains that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last month.

Brothers Abel and Ola Osunadairo.

All the evidence is now pointing towards Smollett engineering his own attack, complicated now by his appearance with Robin Roberts on ‘Good Morning America’ two weeks after the incident where he said what upset him most was that some people didn’t believe his account of the violent attack. 

‘Attackers, but it’s also the attacks. It’s like, you know, at first, it was a thing of, like, “Listen, if I tell the truth then that’s it, because it’s the truth.” Then it became a thing of like, “Oh, how can you doubt that? Like, how do you– how do you not believe that? It’s the truth,”‘ said Smollett.

What happens if indeed Smollett is charged with fabricating this web of lies? Not only would he be written off the show Empire, but he could possibly face a felony conviction and be sent to jail.

Stay tuned.

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