Jussie Smollett Case: A Timeline of Destruction

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7. February 1 - Smollett Weighs in on Following "Attack"

February 1 - Smollett Weighs in on Following "Attack"
“My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” he said in a statement to Essence. “More importantly, I want to say thank you,” the statement continues. “The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.”

8. February 2 - Jussie Makes First Public Appearance

February 2 - Jussie Makes First Public Appearance
“The most important thing I have to say is thank you so much and that I’m okay,” Jussie said at a show at Troubadour nightclub. “I’m not fully healed yet, but I’m going to. And I’m gonna stand strong with y’all … And I hope that you all will stand with me.”

9. February 13 - Two Brothers Arrested

February 13 - Two Brothers Arrested
Chicago PD arrests brothers Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo as the two men who were spotted walking down the street of Chicago after the attack.

10. February 14 - GMA Interview

Smollett weighed in on an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts about his thoughts on the attack while complaining that he didn't hand his phone over because "Because I have private pictures and videos and numbers: my partner’s number, my family’s number, my cast mate’s number, my friends’ numbers, my private emails, my private songs, my private voice memos."

11. February 15 - Suspects Released

February 15 - Suspects Released
The plot thickens.

12. February 16 - A Change in Trajectory

February 16 - A Change in Trajectory
Reports started to surface that Smollett orchestrated the attack. "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” CPD dished in a statement. “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”

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