On January 29th, 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 that 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 Nigerian brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo, who were also extras on Empire, told police that they staged the so-called attack at Jussie’s behest and even got paid $4,000 for doing so.
It is also being reported that Smollett and the Nigerian brothers were behind that racist threatening letter sent to Empire’s Chicago studio.
Jussie Smollett could face up to three years in prison for filing a false police report in the state of Illinois, a class 4 four felony.