Friends and Co-Conspirators
Both men are said to have worked on the set of Empire as extras, which is presumably where they met Smollett.
According to a report from CBS 2, police believe “non-cooperating 2 witnesses are co-conspirators in a potentially staged attack."
Smollett was scheduled for an interview for police on Thursday morning but did not report to the precinct at the scheduled time.
Smollett's apparent avoidance of police comes just hours after the actor offered a dramatic account of the attack on Good Morning America.
Shockingly, it's believed that Smollett went to such elaborate lengths because his character was being written off the show.
A spokesperson for 20th Century denies, however, that producers had any plans to write Smollett off the show.