Grand jury may take on Jussie Smollett case, according to TMZ

A grand jury may be taking on the Jussie Smollett case, reports TMZ.

Smollett, who is African American and gay, told Chicago Police that he was attacked by two white men late last month. He said the men put a noose around his neck and yelled, "This is MAGA country."

Sources have told Fox 32 News that evidence shows Smollett may have paid two brothers from Nigeria to fake the attack. Sources tell Fox 32 News that the men bought the rope for the noose at a local hardware store.

The brothers were taken into custody at O'Hare Airport when they returned from Nigeria. They were released without being charged.

Police responded on Sunday by saying they cannot confirm, deny or comment on what has been unofficially reported.

The CPD spokesman did say that detectives have some follow-up questions for Smollett.

Smollett's attorney, Todd Pugh, released a statement on Sunday saying: