CONFIRMED: Smollett Paid $3500.00 for Nigerians to Stage Hate Crime Hoax



CONFIRMED: Smollett Paid $3500.00 for Nigerians to Stage Hate Crime Hoax

Smollett Used $3500 Check To Pay Nigerian Brothers For Hoax Attack

Update5: As noted in the Chicago PD presser, Smollett paid the two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundario, with a personal check for $3,500.

Update4: Journalist Yashar Ali says that Smollett was making $65,000 per episode, while police say he staged the attack over not being paid enough. With an average 18-episode season, Smollett decided to stoke racial division across America because he thought $1.17 million per year wasn’t enough.

Fox, which has stood by Smollett until now, says it is “evaluating” the situation and considering options.

Update3: President Trump has weighed in, tweeting on Thursday: “@JussieSmollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?”

Update2: A visibly angry Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson kicked off the Jussie Smollett presser with a scathing admonishment of the Empire star.

“I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention, because that’s who really deserves the amount of attention that we’re giving to this particular incident,” Johnson began.

Johnson confirmed that Smollett staged the hate crime after a letter he sent to himself did not have the intended effect.

This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked,” said Johnson, who added “This publicity stunt is a scar this city didn’t deserve.”

“Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?”

It was also revealed that more than 50 search warrants have been executed in the investigation.