Jussie Smollett turned himself in to police on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued for him for staging his own attack at the end of January.
Throughout this entire ordeal, Smollett has maintained that he was innocent in the entire saga, and that he was nothing more than a victim of a homophobic and racially motivated attack. Now Page Six is reporting that Smollett told law enforcement after he was taken into custody on Thursday that he has an untreated drug problem.
This latest claim is only serving to confuse the issue more, because after he was released on a $100,000 bond, he visited the set of Empire to apologize for the situation, while still insisting he had nothing to do with the attack. The claim has some wondering whether Smollett is already setting up his defense to argue that he cannot be held accountable for any part he may have taken in staging the attack.
According to prosecutors familiar with the case, text messages discovered on the actor's phone indicate that one of the brothers who Smollett accused of attacking him, Abimbola Osundairo, is actually his drug dealer. They believe that Abimbola has been selling Smollett "designer drugs" since April of 2018.