BREAKING: Chicago Police Questioning Another ‘Empire’ Actor as “Person of Interest” in Jussie Smollett Case
The Jussie Smollett hate hoax is about to blow up!
TMZ reported Thursday that Chicago police not only brought Jussie Smollett in for additional questioning, but there are two other men being questioned as “persons of interest.”
One person of interest is another ‘Empire’ actor who flew into Chicago’s O’Hare airport late Wednesday night.
Jussie Smollett is being questioned again by Chicago PD … and officers are also talking to another man, an actor who has also appeared on “Empire” … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the case tell us the actor, not Jussie, was picked up by Chicago PD Wednesday night right after he flew into O’Hare Airport. We’re told Jussie was brought in Thursday morning for additional questioning. Another man who was with the actor at O’Hare was also taken in for questioning.
The two individuals are being questioned as “persons of interest.” Police won’t say if they are the same 2 people seen in the grainy image released last month. But, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, they believe the 2 people were at the scene of the alleged attack.
According to TMZ, Chicago police ID’d the two “persons of interest” by tracking their rideshare/taxicab records to track their locations on the night of the alleged MAGA polar vortex attack.
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked by white racist Trump supporters on Jan. 29th in the streets of Chicago at 2 AM when he ventured out to get a sandwich at Subway.
Mr. Smollett alleges two white males hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat his ass, poured bleach on his head and put a noose around his neck.
Jussie Smollett told investigators that he was talking on the phone with his manager when the assault happened — his manager corroborated Smollett’s story and claimed he heard the attackers yell, “this is MAGA country!” while they beat up Smollett.
Chicago Police told ABC News that Jussie Smollett finally gave detectives his “limited and redacted” phone records Monday afternoon.
Police say that detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance footage and have not found any that shows the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett.
Chicago is the most surveilled city in the world yet there is ZERO video of the assault!
Mr. Smollett changed his story again in an interview with Good Morning America this week when he claimed he didn’t become aware of the second attacker until he was on the ground being kicked in the back.