A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack have met with police and prosecutors at the courthouse. CBS also reports that prosecutors have now issued a number of search warrants for Smollett's financial and phone records, and this time not the heavily redacted copies Smollett first provided police.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office confirmed to NBC News that Smollett had pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and driving without a license, along with providing false information to law enforcement in 2007.
Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of LEVICK, said people shouldn't rush to judgement regarding Smollet and cautioned that there are still, in the words of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, "too many unknown unknowns".
Chicago police said Smollett is no longer considered a victim in the case, but he's also not a suspect. One of those brothers being a personal trainer to Smollett.
Smollett's co-stars and colleagues on Empire, celebrities such as Ellen Page and Zendaya, and public figures such as Sen. Guglielmi said the next day that information police received from the men "has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation".
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Jussie and his attorneys anticipate being further updated by Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. "His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice".
Chicago detectives want to speak to actor Jussie Smollett - but it's not clear when, or if, that will happen.
The "Empire" star told authorities two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs" assaulted him January 29.
February 14 - Citing police sources, CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports "indicators point to Smollett orchestrating the event" with other men. Police say they've requested a follow-up interview with Smollett.
In a statement to CNN, Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said that a HAZMAT team had been sent to Cinespace Studios, where the show was being filmed, upon the letter's discovery.