President Donald Trump is not happy with the way the case against Empire star Jussie Smollett was handled. On Thursday morning, he tweeted out that the FBI and the Department of Justice would review the case after a prosecutor unexpectedly dropped all charges against him on Tuesday.
The Empire star, who is black and gay, reported that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on January 29th. But after an investigation, Chicago police determined that he hired Abel and Ola Osundairo to help him stage the crime, in a bid to raise his profile.
The brothers are black, but in his report to police, Smollett said they were white. On Thursday, his attorney Tina Glandian told Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show that Smollett believes the men may have been wearing white makeup as a disguise.
“He did tell police that from what he saw, he thought it was white or pale skin, that's what he initially said,” Glandian said before adding, “Obviously, you can disguise that. You can put makeup on.”
She pointed to a YouTube video of Abel Osundairo in white makeup disguised as The Joker. Still, when asked if Smollett wanted the brothers arrested, she said he just wanted to “move on.”