The men told officers that Smollett, who is black and gay, first "attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language".
Smollett reported the attack to police who investigated it as a possible hate crime. Police say scratches on Smollett's face were likely self-inflicted.
The case against Jussie Smollett could do more than lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star - some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack created to look like a hate crime as a potentially fatal blow to his career.
Jussie Smollett is "fiercely" maintaining his innocence after he was released from jail.
The sequence of events reads like the plot of a television show: A man stages his own attack and rehearses it beforehand, making sure there's a surveillance camera nearby to record it.
Video footage showed the two brothers in a store buying items described by Smollett as being used in the attack, including a red cap.
Speaking on CBSN following the press conference in Chicago, CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds said he's covered Johnson for several years and has "seldom heard him as angry as he was today". He appeared in court Thursday afternoon where a judge set his bond at $100,000 and ordered him to turn in his passport.
Record US meth haul intercepted by Australian authorities
Police believe the Mexican cartel has links to Australian-based outlaw bikie gangs but would not give further detail. Photos released by police showed the drugs hidden inside electronic equipment and loaded onto wooden pallets.
Smollett is "on hold" for Friday's shoot, per the production schedule that was recently released to cast and crew.
"The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election", the statement continues. Harris, a former prosecutor and California attorney general, did not use in her initial statement on the Smollett incident, calling it an "attempted modern day lynching".
Similar to a statement that was released by his legal team on Thursday evening, Smollett proclaimed his "innocence" to the Empire team, but the powers-that-be already felt the situation was untenable. His next court hearing has been set for March 14.
If Smollett is found guilty, falsifying a police report is a Class 4 felony which carries a potential sentence of up to three years in prison.
Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, attended a rally in the southern city of Kerman. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an event in Tel Aviv, Israel, August 9, 2017.
In a series of interviews with PEOPLE magazine , they revealed why they wanted to break their silence after two years. A pal said: "After she and Harry got back from honeymoon, Meg sat down and wrote Thomas a long letter".
Mainland authorities have always been accused by critics and minorities of pushing Mandarin at the expense of other languages. Buddhists believers light candles during celebrations to mark the Year of the Pig at the Jogye temple in South Korea.
However, the researchers say their results need to be treated cautiously as other factors may account for their findings. The researchers noted that around half of the men enrolled in the study had previously tried or had now used cannabis.
He's averaging 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.6 minutes over 41 games with the Magic this season. And more importantly for the Philadelphia 76ers , he's a guard sized guard who can cover opposing guards.
MS Dhoni once again showed his brilliance in the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Having said that, this series is most likely to give him three such chances to prove his mettle in the given format.
Now, after cost overruns and cutbacks in the scope of the ambitious project, the president wants the federal money back. Tuesday's comments won't be the last; the administration has given California until March 5 to formally respond.
Chelsea on the other hand slip to sixth with the scale of the defeat sure to raise further doubts over Sarri's future. Scoring a hat trick for a second successive Sunday in the Premier League meant Aguero was owed another match ball.
The trial testimony lasted almost three months and the jurors have were tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts. Jurors convicted Guzman on all 10 counts in an global drug distribution trial that lasted more than three months.
Over the weekend, he called on the army to allow in humanitarian aid from the United States via neighboring Colombia and Brazil. Those who continue to violate the human rights of ordinary Venezuelans under an illegitimate regime will be called to account.
Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020
After a failed government shutdown, the declaration of a national emergency represents a series of continuous losses for Trump. Trump said during a press conference announcing the national emergency that he knew he would be sued. "We have an emergency".
Soldiers, 2 Militants Killed in Kashmir Violence
However, the article added that some Chinese scholars want China to take India's concerns more into account on the JeM chief. The two countries have fought three wars since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Kevin Durant Rips Media: "I Dont' Trust None Of Y'all"
Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. And that's doing our job on the floor, continuing to have each other's backs, communicate on and off the court.
Elizabeth Warren Announces Her 2020 Presidential Candidacy
The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.
Another nuclear pact with US in trouble: Russia
Russian Federation again slammed the United States on Thursday, putting forth that the "United States took no action to stop violating own obligations under the INF Treaty", reports Sputnik.
The stud guards Knicks couldn't get for Kristaps Porzingis
"If nothing was accomplished and he feels for his career he wants to go elsewhere to win, then that's his decision, honestly". Porzingis, 23, said he had a "great relationship" with the 19-year-old Slovenian, having played against him in Europe.
Tony Gonzalez elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Drafted 7th overall out of Georgia in 1999, Bailey went on to lead his team in interceptions six times in his career. Gonzalez was named to an astounding 14 Pro Bowls and six first-team All-Pro squads during his illustrious career.