Cops have two suspects in custody.
Chicago police have made two arrests in connection to the hate crime that happened Empire actor Jussie Smollett two weeks ago. The two men, who are described as "two Nigerian brothers" were first nabbed as persons of interest and now they are being looked at as suspects. “Interrogations will resume today with the two individuals and their attorney,” Anthony Guglielimi (department spokesman) said in a statement, via The LA Times.
He added: “Detectives have probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime and we are working to corroborate the allegations and investigative timeline as our investigation continues."
Anthony denied that the attack was a hoax and reaffirms that Jussie is a victim in the case. “While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is no evidence to say that this is a hoax,” he explained. “The alleged victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be treated as a victim, not a suspect."
As we write this, the two men have not been charged.
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“Everybody has their own idea," Jussie told Good Morning America when discussing the rumours that have been said of his attack. "Some are healing and some are hurtful, but I just want young people, young members of the LGBTQ community, young, black children, to know how strong that they are,” he said.