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UPDATE: Chicago Police Say Jussie Smollett’s Wounds, Bruises ‘Likely Self-Inflicted’

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.19

Chicago Police Department Chief Eddie Johnson shed new light on their ongoing investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s felony charge Thursday; saying the ‘Empire’ star’s wounds and bruises were “likely self-inflicted.”

“The brothers had on gloves during the staged attack where they punched him a little bit, but as far as we can tell the scratches and bruising that you saw on his face was most likely self-inflicted,” said Johnson.

The revelation comes hours after Smollett was taken into custody by Chicago law enforcement for allegedly “staging” a hate-crime because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”