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“Empire” actor and prolific liar Jussie Smollett got himself wrapped up in a Nigerian scam – and for once, the NIGERIANS are the victims.

Well, sort of.

Here’s the latest, accoring to the fine journalists of CBS:

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show’s studio didn’t get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.

“When the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack,” a source told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. Other sources corroborated that information.

The blockbuster revelation into at least part of Smollett’s potential motive comes two days after CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Smollett and two brothers — Ola and Abel Osundairo — staged the attack on Jan. 29 in Streeterville.

De Mar spoke on the phone exclusively with the Osundairo brothers Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, they said: “We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”

Now Smollett’s criminal attorney says he has no intentions of allowing his lying client to submit himself to further questioning. 

The Hammer and Nigel show called out Smollett’s ‘Nigerian Scam’ on today’s show:


“This guy never thought that anyone would have the balls to question him. His mentality was ‘I’m a black, gay, Hollywood celebrity. If you question any part of my story, then you’re a racist homophobe.

And what does it say about the media that Smollett thought they were so one-sided and biased that he could get away with this plan?”

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