Jussie Smollett – Source Claims Actor
Staged Attack Because He Was Being Written Off ‘Empire’, Police Slam
Report & Fox Speaks Out
New details have surfaced iJussie Smollett’s. On Thursday, reports stated that two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of “Empire.” See the tweets below.
Fox released a statement denying this:
“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.”
“Police are investigating whether the two individuals committed the attack – or whether the attack happened at all.”
In response to the reports, Chief Communication Officer for the CPD says the reports are unconfirmed. See his tweets below.
As previously reported, Smollett did his first interview, detailing what happened that night.
“I’m pissed off. It’s the attackers, but it’s also the attacks. At first it was a thing of, ‘Listen, if I tell the truth, then that’s it, ’cause it’s the truth.’ Then, it became a thing of, ‘How can you doubt that? How do you not believe that? It’s the truth!’ And then it became a thing of, like, ‘Oh! It’s not necessarily that you don’t believe it’s the truth- you don’t even want to see the truth.”
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To date, no arrests have been made.
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