Jussie Smollett Stands By Attack Story After He’s Accused of Paying 2 Men

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is "angered and devastated" by reports that Chicago police are investigating whether he paid two brothers to stage an attack on him last month, his lawyers say. "He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack,” his attorneys said in a statement. Cops now say they want a follow-up interview with Smollett about what they've been told by the brothers.