If that’s true, that’s a pretty deranged reason to go to jail.
Via Daily Wire:
“When the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack,” a source told CBS Chicago, which reported that “other sources corroborated that information.”
On January 22, a letter threatening Smollett was received in the mail at the Fox studio where “Empire” is filmed.
“Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN that the letter, received on January 22 at Cinespace Studios, where the show is filmed, prompted a response from the HAZMAT unit,” CNN reported. “Guglielmi said authorities determined the powder to be aspirin, but declined to give details on the content of the letter.”
A report from The Blast states that “the FBI is investigating who sent the letter, regardless of whether or not the threat was legitimate or part an elaborate set-up involving Smollett.”
The Blast’s sources say that the charge would be “mailing threatening communications,” and that “legally, if reports are true and somehow the letter send is a part of some hoax or setup, whoever is responsible can be arrested.”