New reported details in the case against Jussie Smollett. While we’d like to acknowledge that we do not disbelieve or believe Smollett, the case, still appears murky. According to the New York Post, Smollett allegedly got his idea for the hoax from none other than Lee Daniels himself. The Post claims through TMZ that Daniels’ 10 Jan post about his cousin being assaulted for being gay, indeed, may have been the firecracker Smollett needed to “jibe better with his boss”.
It’s also worth noting that it appears that Chicago police, may in some way, have lied about Smollett ‘s doings. TMZ now reports that Smollett did NOT pay the two Nigerian brothers upwards of $3,500 to have the attack staged. Reports confirmed that Smollett paid that amount of money for a 5-week nutritional and fitness program to “bulk up” for a music video.
The report sort of coincides with previous reports that claimed that Smollett just wasn’t happy with his pay, and, wanted more money.
The Post in question… (Via Instagram)
“This past week my cousin was beat up for being gay and I am sick of hearing these stories…” and “For all the people who are hurting, who are struggling, and who are trying to find some meaning in this life, I am here to say if you need a safe place or a ear to listen, then I’m here.”