LA Blade - Actor Jussie Smollett allegedly paid $3,500 to orchestrate a “bogus” hate crime because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a press conference on Thursday morning.
Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He was taken into custody early Thursday morning.
Johnson says that Smollett sent himself a fake letter, which included “racial and political language,” addressed to the studio where “Empire” films. When the letter didn’t receive enough attention, Smollett allegedly paid brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo $3,500 to stage the attack.