Two American brothers of Nigerian descent are expected to testify before a grand jury that Jussie Smollett perpetrated to fake hate crimes. The first was a threatening letter and the second was a fake attack that Smollett paid the brothers to help him with.
Their testimony could be crucial and Smollett could face three years in prison for filing a false police report. Should he be convicted and sent to prison, his career will probably be over. Look at Wesley Snipes. And he had talent. But since his release on tax evasion charges, he has been without work in his previously chosen field.
The Jussie Smollett mystery moved into a Chicago courthouse on Tuesday. Two brothers who said the actor paid them to stage an attack on him were talking to prosecutors, sources told CBS News.
The brothers spent the afternoon at the Cook County courthouse, where a grand jury was deliberating. It’s a possible sign of increasing legal peril for the actor who says he was assaulted three weeks ago.
It was not immediately clear if they had actually testified yet, but they are expected to, according to sources. That could lead to an indictment of 36-year old Smollett.
On January 29th, ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago Police that two white Trump supporters ambushed him on the streets of Chicago at 2 AM while he was walking back to his apartment following a midnight run to Subway to grab a sandwich.
Smollett alleged the two white males recognized him as the actor from ‘Empire,’ hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck.
The hate hoax began to unravel after it was revealed two Nigerian brothers, who were also extras on Empire were paid $4,000 to stage the attack.