FBI Investigating Hate Letter Sent To Jussie Smollett
According to a new report by celebrity gossip site, TMZ, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is working with folks on the set of “Empire” to track down the person who sent actor, Jussie Smollett a hateful, threatening letter just days before a suspected homophobic and racist attack.
It is gathered that they are also on high alert to prevent dangerous mail and other items from making their way to the cast.
According to TMZ sources, a private security company was hired by the hit TV series show and met with FBI agents to establish a protocol for inspecting all incoming mail. As a precaution to ensure that the evidence in question is not contaminated, the team wore gloves.
It is further reported that the security team has two functions, to flag threatening, incoming mail and alert the FBI, and to possibly link new items to the letter Smollett already received, containing homophobic and racists epithets along with an image of a noose.
The TMZ sources further reveal that the show has been targeted by racists and homophobes in the past, but now everyone is on high alert and the FBI is screening all of it.
Following Smollett’s attack, there are daily security sweeps on the “Empire” set as guards are looking for anything or anyone who might be out of place.
Production hired two additional makeup artists over the weekend to assist Smollett and make sure his cuts and bruises from the Chicago attack are well-hidden.
It would be recalled that we reported that since the attack that happened in Chicago, Smollett has taken to the stage where he talked about fighting back when he was attacked by the two men.
Smollett returned to Chicago on Sunday after his show in Los Angeles and cops want to talk with him again as a part of their ongoing investigation.