The alphabet boys (FBI) have gotten involved in the Jussie Smollett case in an effort to track down the person(s) responsible for sending a threatening letter to the actor on the set of “Empire.”
Days before Jussie was attacked on the streets of Chicago, the letter was received on the set of the show.
According to TMZ, additional security and new protocols have been put in place following the incident.
Sources on set tell us a private security company was hired by the show and met with FBI agents to establish a protocol for inspecting all incoming mail. We’re told the team wears gloves so the evidence in question is not contaminated.
The security team has 2 functions … to flag threatening, incoming mail and alert the FBI, and to possibly link new items to the letter Jussie already received, containing homophobic and racists epithets along with an image of a noose.
Our sources say the security team has already flagged “hate mail,” but we’re told that it’s nothing new. 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.
We’re told there are also daily security sweeps on the “Empire” set. Our sources say guards are looking for anything or anyone who might be out of place.
I really hope the authorities get down to the bottom of this and find all the lowlifes involved in this foolishness.