Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s ‘faked’ racial attack: what really happened?

Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s ‘faked’ racial attack: what really happened?

Jussie Smollett, an actor known for playing Jamal Lyon in US hip-hop drama Empire, has been catapulted to an international platform after his claims of being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack have turned into one of Hollywood’s most baffling mysteries. 

Smollett, who is black, openly gay and a vociferous detractor of Trump’s America, went to hospital in the early hours of January 29 after being physically attacked by two men who shouted homophobic and racist slurs at him.

The weeks that have followed have seen a strange series of events take place, in which two brothers who were arrested for the attack are now actively working with Chicago’s police force. Over the weekend, Smollett’s…

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