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Report: New Evidence Points to Jussie Smollett Orchestrating the Alleged Attack

In the high profile case of an alleged hate crime against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, CNN reports two Chicago police sources tell them it appears he hired the two brothers to stage the attack.

The Nigerian brothers were arrested on Wednesday and then were released without charges Friday because of “new evidence” and their cooperation with police.

CNN’s latest report is consistent with what other reporters have found:

After news broke about Smollett’s potential involvement with the attack, Chicago police initially denied the reports:

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