Reporter covering television and pop culture Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism
Bethonie Butler covers television and pop culture for the features section. She joined The Washington Post in 2010 as a member of the social team. Before coming to The Post, she was an online editor for LX.TV, NBC Universal’s lifestyle production company. A Maryland native, Butler has also written for EW.com and the Providence Journal.
Smollett paid two men $3,500 to carry out the attack after a threatening letter he sent to the “Empire” set in Chicago failed to get attention, according to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.