The FBI is working with the US Postal Service to look into whether “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was involved in the threatening letter sent to him in January, sources told ABC News.
On January 22, a letter containing racist and homophobic threats and a white powder that was determined to be aspirin was addressed to Smollett at the Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, where “Empire” is filmed.
Smollett says he was attacked by two individuals on January 29. The openly gay actor claims the attackers made racist and homophobic comments, beat him up, poured a chemical on him, and tied a rope around his neck.
In a statement to INSIDER, the Chicago Police Department confirmed that information from the persons questioned had changed their trajectory, and the department hopes to speak to Smollett’s attorneys for another interview.