Sources say Jussie Smollett staged hoax because threatening letter he likely sent himself earlier did not get ‘enough attention’

Anonymous police sources cited by CBS Chicago are claiming that Jussie Smollett staged the hoax attack he reported to police because a threatening letter he claimed to receive a week earlier did not receive enough attention.

The new alleged motive emerged on Monday as investigators pushed on with their probe into the murky January 29 incident which has divided many and prompted fierce debate over race, police integrity, homophobia and politics.

It tosses up more questions including whether or not the letter, that Smollett received on January 22 and spoke about during an interview with Good Morning America, was real and how it became public knowledge.

Because the first thing I do when a crime is committed against me is to go out and stage a bigger crime against me.