This story changes faster that anyone can keep up with, but two people have been arrested in the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
According to police, the suspects are brothers of Nigerian descent, and were arrrested on Wednesday by Chicago Police at O’Hare International Airport after traveling abroad. It has been confirmed that at least one of the suspects worked as an extra on the set of Empire.
This is causing some people to say the entire case is a hoax, but police have not confirmed that.
Media reports anout the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives. Supt Eddie Johnson has contacted @ABC7Chicago to state on the record that we have no evidence to support their reporting and their supposed CPD sources are uninformed and inaccurate. pic.twitter.com/iSO5YFv452
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 15, 2019
— Hammer and Nigel (@hammerandnigel) February 15, 2019
Smollett sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts to try to clear things up.