HOAX CONFIRMED! Cops Tell CNN Smollett PAID Brothers to STAGE Attack!

According to a breaking new report, police in Chicago believe actor Jussie Smollett, who recently claimed to have been attacked by two white Trump supporters screaming racist and homophobic slurs, paid two men to stage the alleged assault.

On Friday, police released two Nigerian brothers who had been questioned as suspects in the attack, while officers seized several items from the home of the Empire star.

CNN Tweeted the news.

Now, prominent outlets are reporting that sources close to the investigation believe Smollett orchestrated the attack, and paid “two men” to help carry it out, leading to speculation that the two brothers may have cooperated with investigators.

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After law enforcement sources cited “new evidence” in the brothers’ release, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told CNN that officers now wanted speak with Smollett, and had “additional questions” for the actor.

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From CNN

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

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