Jussie Smollett's lawyer Tina Glandian continued to insist the attack on the “Empire” actor was not a hoax. On the “Today” show, she said Smollett did not pay anyone to beat him up, as police had alleged. Smollett left Chicago Wednesday night and arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with the storm of controversy following him. He was tight-lipped the entire time he walked through the airport with a bodyguard. “My fans already know how much I love them,” he eventually told reporters.