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Jussie Smollett: Chicago detectives seek financial records of actors, police source says
Investigators also want to ask Dallet additional questions about the attack he reported on January 29th. A source close to Jussi Smolet's team told CNN on Wednesday he did not give the police a follow-up interview and there was no such meeting. planned.
Smollett told the authorities that two people attacked him, put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical on him.
The actor denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement by his lawyers. In a statement, 20th Century Fox Television, which produced the Empire series on which Smollett appeared, and Fox Entertainment voiced support for the actor on Wednesday.
"Jussie Smollett continues to be a perfect professional on the set and, as we have already said, he does not appear on the show," the statement said. Two law enforcement sources who are familiar with the investigation have told CNN that the police believe that Smolet has paid two brothers to organize an assault on him.
The brothers who were arrested and released in connection with the attack met with the police on Tuesday and prosecutors in the Chicago court, said Chicago spokesman Tom Ahern. Chief District Attorney, Cook County Prosecutor Kim Fox, withdrew from the investigation, according to a spokeswoman for her office.
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1; whom lawyer Gloria Schmidt identified as Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo – were arrested in February. 13, but released without charges on Friday after the Chicago police quoted the discovery of "new evidence." The two were no longer suspects at the time, the police said in Chicago.
In a joint statement addressed to a WBBM affiliate, the men said, "We are not racist, we are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump, we are born and raised in Chicago, and we are American citizens."  Abimbola Osundairo was arrested and then released without being charged ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190219082640-03-osundairo-brothers-smollett-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>
Anne Cavana from Media Pros 24/7, a media consultancy firm representing Smollett, published a statement this week, saying in part that "Smollett's lawyers will hold an active dialogue with Chicago police speaks law enforcement authorities and said the records show that they have bought the rope found around Smollett's neck at a hardware store in Chicago
Smollett's lawyers, Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, went out on Saturday, describing his client as angry at the charges of organizing the attack. "As a victim of a hate crime that has collaborated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angry and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are the people he is familiar, "the statement said.
"Now he was still the victim of allegations attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussi plays a role in his own attack." Nothing is farther from the truth, and anyone who claims to be otherwise lies.
Smlett is openly gay and since 2015 he played a gay character on Jamal on the television drama "Fox" "Imperia".
The actor told detectives that two men attacked him near the bottom entrance of the Loews Hotel in Chicago, according to Chicago spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The police revealed that the two men screamed: "The Empire is the Fa and the Empire is *** when they hit him."
In a further interview with the authorities, Smolet confirmed media reports that one of the assailants also called, "This is the country of the MAGA," a reference to the slogan of President Donald Trump's campaign "Make America Great Again"
The day after the incident last month, police released photo surveillance screens showing two silhouettes, that they were wanted for questioning.
The police late last week said that men are seen as "potential suspects." But until Friday night they were released, Gullielmi said.
One of the men has appeared in the Empire, Gullielmi said, a police source also told CNN on Friday night that men had had a previous relationship with Smollett but did not provide any further details.
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Smollett said one of the assailants cried out," It's a MAGA side, "before it hit him in the face, but he denied reports that he told the police that the attackers were wearing the hats of" Do America great again. "They called me ******, they called me **** r You can not cut it I do not need a MAGA hat like a cherry of some racist probes