Feds questioning if Jussie Smollett sent threatening letter to himself

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As questions mount over Jussie Smollett's report to police last month that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, two of the actor's siblings have taken aim at the media.

The Chicago Police Department reportedly now has "shifted" the investigation into the matter. Smollett told authorities that two men attacked him, putting a rope around his neck and pouring an unknown chemical substance on him.

He did confirm receiving it during his interview with GMA last week where he condemned the skepticism surrounding his account of the attack and referred to the letter, saying: 'Did I make that up too?' Smollett did not talk to the police on Tuesday, according to a source close to the actor.

Smollett's legal team said Tuesday, "we are not going to respond to every new, anonymous accusation or rumor".

The details of the attack and the information released by the Chicago Police Department over the last two weeks continues to cause a heated debate on social media over those who believe Smollett and are tired of the Chicago Police Department's troubled history, and those who unabashedly believe Smollett was complicit in planning the attack against himself.

Feb, 12 - Smollett turns over "limited and heavily redacted" phone records to Chicago police.

The two men have since been identified as brothers Obabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo by their attorney, Gloria Schmidt. Police began investigating it as a hate crime.

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The rapper said she is holding onto hope that Smollett is not lying.

A CNN report on Saturday, citing two unnamed law enforcement sources, said investigators believe Smollett may have paid the two men - Nigerian brothers with a professional connection to Smollett - to orchestrate the attack.

It was not the first time police dismissed rumors in the case.

Jussie and his attorneys anticipate being further updated by the Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate.

"His lawyers may be having a psychiatrist examine the guy so they could prepare some kind of psychiatric defence", Turner said. Public relations experts say he will need to demonstrate that he's learned a lesson. "Say you lied and you're sorry for that lie".

A representative for Smollett has yet to respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "He needs to go see the police. If he lied, there's no excuse, but there may be some explanation".