New evidence in the alleged assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett suggests that Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers to orchestrate the attack on him, according to law enforcement officials.
CBS News Chicago reports:
Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the 'Empire' actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store the weekend of Jan. 25. The brothers were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.
"2 #CPD sources tell @fox32news the brothers arrested & released in #JussieSmollett case told detectives they were paid by the #Empire actor to orchestrate the attack," Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel tweeted. "Detectives also have a receipt for the rope found on #Smollett neck showing the brothers bought it."
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