Johnson apologizes for tweet about alleged Jussie Smollett attack

Johnson apologizes for tweet about alleged Jussie Smollett attack

Johnson apologizes for tweet about alleged Jussie Smollett attack

Jussie's lawyers said in a statement: 'Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.

They said Smollett will continue to cooperate with police, adding, "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".

Days before the alleged attack on the Empire actor, on January 22, Chicago Police confirmed that a threatening letter containing a powdery substance, later confirmed to be crushed aspirin, had been sent to Cinespace Studios addressed to Smollett.

"It's amusing because Spike Lee is here and the first thing I ever did, the first two films we ever did was extra work on [Lee's film] "Mo" Betta Blues" and "New Jack City' by Mario Van Peebles", Smollett said.

Chicago news outlets also reported that the brothers told investigators that Smollett paid them as much as $3,500 to orchestrate the incident.

"Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete", Guglielmi said.

Law enforcement sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ, the 2 brothers who were arrested and then released are staying somewhere around the Loop in downtown Chicago under the watchful eye of police so no one gets to them. This she did in reaction to the new development concerning the attack he claimed to have suffered. He's one of six children, and joined his brothers and sisters on the Food Network show "Smollett Eats".


She blamed him for "dog-whistling" and said the attitude purportedly exhibited in the "attack", opposition to homosexuality and opposition to blacks, was "coming from the president of the United States". The words they spelled were racist and homophobic, CBS noted. "We were alarmed at what was reported", he said.

Lawyers for the USA actor Jussie Smollett have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men.

What has Smollett himself said about the alleged attack?

The actor claimed that the attackers went on to hit him, pour bleach over him and also put a noose around his neck. Smollett's account of what happened also met with skepticism. "I feel like he really f***ed up Black History Month bro". Smollett would be the first example skeptics cite when they say we should be dubious of victims who step forward to share their experiences of racist hate crimes or sexual violence. "No matter who is right or wrong, we can not not get to the truth here", Sharpton said.

Perhaps I don't want to believe him because this is a stark and scary reminder of the poor condition of the country (and city) that I call home.

"I never said that", he told ABC's Robin Roberts.

"I heard as I was crossing the intersection, I heard, "Empire!' I don't answer to Empire", he recalled".

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