“Empire” star Jussie Smollett is now officially a suspect in his attack. New reports claim Chicago cops have taken aim at the 36-year-old in his publicized hate crime.
According to reports, detectives are presenting evidence to a grand jury to determine whether to indict Smollett on filing a false police report.
“Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony),” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. “Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury.” (Variety)
On Sunday, Los Angeles-based activist Najee Ali lashed out at Smollett for allegedly making false claims and having the world believe he fell victim to a hate crime.
“It’s a slap in the face. We have many members of the black community and the LGBTQ community who have been the victims of racism and hate crimes, so for Smollett to say that he was a victim…and we believe is a lie…certainly is an injustice to those true victims…,” Ali said. “Jussie Smollett must be brought to justice for lying.” (ABC 7 Chicago)
Louisiana rapper Boosie BadAzz has shared his thoughts on what sparked Smollett’s decision to possibly stage his attack.
The Internet has continued to troll Jussie over allegedly faking the attack.