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"He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack", the statement read.

Police said on February 17 that they're seeking a follow-up interview with Smollett when the new evidence came to light after the brothers were questioned.

"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.

As the narrative of a "racist, homophobic attack" on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago continues to collapse, politicians and celebrities who fueled the outrage over the incident are quietly backing away and hoping no one notices. They said they had gleaned new information from their interrogation of them.

A day after the reported attack, Chicago police released a blurry surveillance photo of two men who they labeled "people of interest".

Yet, despite the strongly expressed renewed support by Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on February 17, upcoming episodes have seen serious rewrites in recent days to reduce the increasingly besieged Smollett's role both in dramatic stints and musical performances. He's one of six children, and joined his brothers and sisters on the Food Network show "Smollett Eats".

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The actor said he appreciated Trumps words, but added that he had no doubt that his assailants were motivated by his criticism of the president.

Smollett gave his first detailed account of what he says was a hate crime against him, and the aftermath, in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday, Feb. 14. "And no racist (expletive) can come in and do the things that they did to you".

They are now investigating whether Smollett himself hired the men to carry out a staged attack, as the two brothers claim.

Then, on Saturday, Guglielmi indicated that "trajectory of the investigation" had "shifted", according to the Associated Press. Openly gay, Smollett portrays the openly gay Jamal Lyon on Empire. Another spokeswoman, Anne Kavanaugh, could not confirm if Smollett agreed to another interview. He declined to comment on published reports that police believe Smollett staged the assault or that a grand jury may hear evidence in the case.

Outspoken Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B has slammed Jussie Smollet over his claims that he was attacked. The spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi, has also described Smollett as "the alleged victim". "I feel like he fucked up Black History Month, bro". "And that says a lot about the place where we are as a country right now". On the contrary, they suspect he faked the January 29 incident, with the help of two acquaintances who now appear to have flipped on him. My own relative told me I was wasting my time, going state to state, knocking on doors for this guy with the amusing name.

In addition to charges Smollett might face for possibly reporting a fake hate crime attack, whoever sent that threatening letter to Smollett could reportedly face five years behind bars.

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