Breaking: Official Arrests Made in Jussie Smollett Case

Breaking: Official Arrests Made in Jussie Smollett Case Jussie Smollett, as you may recall, was allegedly attacked several weeks ago in Chicago, supposedly by two white men who threw a chemical on him, put a noose around his neck and told him, among other racial and homophobic slurs, “This is MAGA country.” The incident came shortly after a threatening letter with white powder inside and “MAGA” as the return address was allegedly sent to the “Empire” set. The veracity of the story has been in question as more details have emerged, however. In spite of the fact that the attack occurred in one of the most heavily surveilled areas of Chicago, no video exists of the attack. Smollett claims that he was on the phone with his manager when the attack occurred, but neither he nor his manager were willing to turn over their phone or records of their calls. The “Empire” star didn’t call police from the scene and asked them to turn off their body cameras when they arrived. Also, the Subway sandwich he was getting at the time of the alleged assault remained perfectly intact. Now comes news that Chicago Police have carried out a raid and arrested two “persons of interest” and potential suspects in the alleged attack — and the reason why they happen to be of interest isn’t good for Smollett’s case. “While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is no evidence to say that this is a hoax,” police department spokesman Anthony Guglielimi said. “The alleged victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be treated as a victim, not a suspect.” Of course, we simply don’t know whether or not we’re dealing with a fake hate crime here, but some of pieces haven’t added up for quite some time. Smollett isn’t helping matters, saying he’s “pissed” at anyone who doesn’t believe his story.