The feds are now probing whether Jussie Smollett was involved in sending a suspicious letter to himself a week before the alleged hate attack in Chicago that has now also been called into question, according to a new report on Tuesday.
The FBI and US Postal Inspection Services are investigating the claim by brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo that Smollett played a role in the letter delivered to Fox’s studio on Jan. 22, two federal officials confirmed to ABC News.
The note – which featured the message “You will die black -–-” in cut-out magazine letters and a stick figure hanging from a tree – is now at an FBI crime lab for analysis.
The word “MAGA” was written in red letters across the envelope.
The latest turn in the whirlwind case comes after the Osundairos told investigators that Smollett hatched the idea to stage the Jan. 29 attack because he was upset over the lack of attention the threatening letter received, sources told ABC.
The openly gay actor has maintained that he was the victim of a vicious homophobic and racist assault.
SOURCE: Page Six – Lia Eustachewich