(CNN)Two brothers who authorities said took part in a staged attack on actor Jussie Smollett were “betrayed” by the celebrity, their attorney told CNN on Monday. She added: “We’ve seen a lot of stories in the news where celebrities think they might be above the law. It’s just not the case.”
Chicago (CNN)One of the two men investigators have questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett has appeared on the show “Empire,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that Uber and Yellow Cab were helpful in tracking the men’s whereabouts on the night of the attack. Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away.
(CNN)“Three Identical Strangers” tells an astonishing story, and the saga is even bigger than what’s seen on screen. As the film explains, triplets Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman were separated at birth by an adoption agency called Louise Wise Services. They were placed into different homes, and their adoptive families had no clue their sons had been born with siblings. The brothers, along with other multiples who were separated, were then unknowing participants in a yearslong study by child psychiatrist Dr. Peter Neubauer. The results of the study, which examined the question of “nature vs. nurture,” were never published, and the study’s materials are being kept under seal at Yale University. Now those files aren’t as hidden as …
(CNN)“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about Queen singer Freddie Mercury, and “Green Book,” the inspirational true story about an unlikely friendship between an African-American pianist and a white bouncer in the early 1960s, took top honors at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday.