(Chicago, IL) – Jussie Smollett appeared on Good American with Robin Roberts declaring that the men caught on the only surveillance submitted to the public were indeed his attackers. Rational thinking people questioned…how does he know that? They reportedly had masks on. How does he know for sure?
Facts that we knew about the case: Jussie was caught on video in a nearby store. Two men were caught walking on camera too.
Other facts: Attack was not caught on camera but the two men featured on surveillance video were soon identified as two Nigerian brothers who were friends of Jussie’s and one was an extra on Empire.
Jussie initially claimed the two men were white and shouted racial slurs and this is MAGA country as they beat and kicked him.
As Jussie defiantly told Robin Roberts, “I fought the F***k back.” Now, one goes from support to anger as this appears to be developing into one big farce. Celebrities are known to stage publicity stunts but this one ……..was one of those that never quite added up.
Chicago PD released Abel and Ola late Friday night due to “new evidence” gathered from their interrogation … and said they’re no longer suspects.
The brothers’ lawyer, Gloria Schmidt, says her clients were released based on the key info they gave the cops … and they have a story to tell “when the time is right.”
That story appears to be that they were hired by Jussie to attack him and the whole situation was staged. Rumors have it that Jussie is being written off of Empire. Even though studio reps denied it……there may be some truth to it! Reportedly, Jussie has hired a criminal defense attorney. Not a good look!