Chicago police want to speak with Jussie Smollett again

This comes after two brothers questioned by police said Smollett paid them to carry out the alleged homophobic attack. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2:10 | 02/18/19

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Transcript for Chicago police want to speak with Jussie Smollett again
The mystery surrounding the alleged bias attack on actor Jesse smell it continues to grow this morning. It's increasing made claims the empire actor staged the entire thing. The news has small let upset as Chicago police are now looking to interview him again. This morning a stunning claim is raising new questions about that alleged homophobic and racist attack on actor Jesse small let what. Is it that has you so. And is it that the attackers and his attackers but it's also. The attacks. Police tell ABC news the two brother seeing in this surveillance video CD empire star paid them to carry out a fabricated assault cool. And make something. Like this or at something to it or. Or whatever it may be according to sources the two Brothers agreed to cooperate after being confronted with evidence that they bought the rope found around small let's neck. And were threatened with battery and hate crime charges. Police say the two men are no longer considered potential suspects. It confirmed they have a relationship with small let one of them is the actor's personal trainer. It just isn't what it said this you know there's there's still a lot of moving parts this so. I am here are my clients. And I had a job to do specifically for them so I'm not part of just seeing the phase. Investigators are now looking through phone records to see if those two Brothers spoke to small let on the night of the alleged incidents. And Chicago police say they urgently want to talk with small let and are waiting to hear from his attorneys but small light is standing by his story. His attorney releasing a statement saying as a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation. He is angered and devastated by the suggestion he was involved in the alleged attack. Nothing is further from the truth. Anyone claiming otherwise is lying. And if arrested small what could face charges of filing a false police report which is a felony in Illinois. That can carry punishment of three years in prison.

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