The Chicago Police Department just gave an explosive press conference to speak about the arrest of Jussie Smollett.
The Chicago PD said they believe Jussie actually staged what was first reported as a hate crime because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on his show Empire.
A representative also said Jussie was a “troubled young man” who used “drastic and illegal tactics to gain attention.”
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson also said, “Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who’s in need of support by police.”
Police also confirmed they believe Jussie paid $3,500 to the two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, to carry out the attack.
Watch a snippet of the press conference below.
Police Think Jussie Smollett Staged Crime Over His 'Empire' Salary
Source: Just Jared