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According to CNN and the Chicago Tribune, police sources have said detectives are investigating the possibility that Smollett had 2 brothers fake the alleged attack around 2 a.m. Jan. 29 in Streeterville. Reports show the brothers have worked with Smollett on “Empire” and use the same gym. Smollett follows the brothers’ bodybuilding page on Instagram.
Chicago police said Saturday they have reached out to the attorney for Jussie Smollett because they want to speak to Smollett after releasing the two brothers they had been questioning about a reported attack against the actor
Smollett has hired Micheal Cohn’s criminal defense lawyer Michael Monico, the attorney confirmed this week, amid the deepening mystery of the “Empire” actor’s claim that he was the victim of a hate attack.