The image of the rope Jussie Smollett says his “attackers” wrapped around his neck during the attack on a cold Chicago night has been released.
According to a receipt from the Crafty Beaver Home Center, the rope cost $2.99 and was presumably purchased by the Osundairo brothers. Everyone seems to agree, the Nigerian brothers are the ones involved in the incident. They say it was staged, but Jussie says it was real.
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There’s no video of the actual incident, but there is a surveillance cam in Jussie’s apartment lobby that captured him with a rope around his neck. When cops arrived to interview him more than 40 minutes after the attack the rope was still entwined on his neck.