“Empire” actor and alleged hate crime victim Jussie Smollett slipped off the radar really quickly after those two Nigerian-born brothers who were caught on surveillance cameras buying rope, ski masks, and red caps started talking to the Chicago police.

But now Smollett’s attorney is talking, and he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his client is the victim of an unprecedented “media gang bang” and that it’s “startling” how many people think he staged the whole incident with the noose and the two perps yelling, “This is MAGA country!”


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