You just can’t make this stuff up!
Jussie Smollett’s attorneys released a statement late Saturday night insisting the alleged MAGA attack that took place on January 29th in the subfreezing temps in Chicago was real.
Smollett’s lawyers claimed it’s “impossible” to believe that one of the Nigerian brothers, who he identified as his personal trainer, could have played a role in the crime against Jussie.
In other words, Smollett’s lawyers are calling the Chicago police officers liars.
Statement from Smollett’s attorneys Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson via ABC:
“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.
“One of these purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity.
“Jussie and his attorneys anticipate being further updated by the Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate. At the present time, Jussie and his attorneys have no inclination to respond to “unnamed” sources inside of the investigation, but will continue discussions through official channels.”
What we know so far according to police sources via ABC, Fox and CBS News:
Fox reported Saturday afternoon that Chicago police sources confirmed detectives were able to show that the Nigerian brothers who were “persons of interest” and questioned by police, bought the rope found around Jussie Smollett’s neck at Ace hardware.
According to the Associated Press, the two individuals in the surveillance video walking near the area of the alleged crime scene in Chicago were confirmed to be the two Nigerian brothers.
Chicago detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance footage and still have not found any video of the alleged assault.
Jussie Smollett paid for the rope — The Nigerian brothers were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised another $500 as soon as they returned back to the US.
Smollett also had the Nigerian brothers purchase two red ball caps from Uptown Beauty Supply to wear during the attack so they would appear to be Trump supporters!
It was reported Saturday night that the Chicago Police Department is no longer looking at ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett as a victim in his alleged assault — but rather an “active participant.”
Smollett has also retained two criminal defense attorneys as his claims about being attacked by “Trump supporters” continues to crumble.
Now Jussie Smollett is accusing the cops of lying and he’s still claiming the hate hoax was real…