The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the alleged assault on Jussie Smollett are now cooperating with police. They told detectives Smollett actually PAID them to participate in the alleged attack on Jan 29!
The brothers say they purchased the rope that was found around Smollett’s neck from a nearby hardware store. Detectives allegedly have evidence to corroborate the sale.
Police have already said:
“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation. We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”