Connect with us

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett reportedly handed over “limited and redacted” phone records to the Chicago Police Department on Monday, 13 days after Smollett was allegedly the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime carried out by supporters of President Donald Trump in downtown Chicago.

“Phone records from Jussie’s manager were sent to police on Feb. 5 and Jussie’s records were sent over this morning. Both were sent to Chief of Staff to the Superintendent of Police Robert Boik, who confirmed receipt,” a spokesperson for Smollett told the New York Post in an email on Monday.

“They have Jussie’s records from within an hour of the incident. The police confirmed receipt of the records at [2:28 p.m. EST],” the spokesperson added.

According to Fox 32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel, the records were “limited and redacted.”

The Chicago Police Department “received cell phone records today from Smollett’s camp. They were limited and redacted but detectives will analyze them and be in touch with [Jussie Smollett] if they have any other questions,” Weigel wrote in a tweet on Monday evening.

The police department asked Smollett and his manger Brandon Z. Moore to hand over their phone records to corroborate the very serious alleged attack. The actor said he was on the phone with Moore at the time of the ambush.

Smollett delayed handing over his phone records when police requested them, telling officers “he couldn’t be without his phone for several hours,” reported the Post.

“We have no reason to doubt the statements, but for a criminal investigation, we need to independently confirm the phone records,” said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Both Smollett and Moore claim the alleged attackers screamed about Smollett being in “MAGA country” — a reference to President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make American Great Again” — and called the actor a “n*****” and “f*****.”

Smollett was allegedly attacked by two men around 2:30 a.m. when he was walking home from a Subway shop on January 29. Along with allegedly throwing racial and homophobic slurs at Smollett, the men — one in a black mask — allegedly tied a rope around the actor’s neck and doused him in a liquid, which was possibly bleach.

“Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible,” a statement from the star’s rep said. “Superintendent Johnson has been clear from day one that Jussie is a victim. We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie’s attackers and bring them to justice.”

As noted by The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti, Chicago police have confirmed that Smollett walked “several blocks to and from a Subway sandwich shop that evening.” However, the actor “was on camera for all but about 60 seconds of his trip, during which Smollett reports the attack took place.”

“Although two individuals were pictured on security cameras near where Smollett says he was attacked, sources close to CPD told local media that those two individuals appear to be homeless and were in the vicinity between 15 and 30 minutes before Smollett arrived back at his apartment on East Water Street, just north of the Chicago River,” noted Zanotti.

“Chicago Police also reportedly dismissed a neighbor’s claim that a ‘redneck’-looking man was loitering behind Smollett’s apartment building, according to Chicago crime watch blog, CWB Chicago.”

On Tuesday, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett was still being treated as a “victim,” but noted that the actor would be held accountable if the report were to turn out to be false, reported Weigel.

Advertisement
9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. LINDA Lally

    February 12, 2019 at 7:38 am

    This guy LIED. He would not REDACT anything if he was really attacked. This is truly disgusting!!!!

  2. Rebecca Holstine

    February 12, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Another lying attention seeker. I hope they nail him and nail him good. He is either mentally ill or wanting some attention. I had an idea it was a hoax from the beginning.

  3. abolishliberals

    February 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    So how did the two, Supposedly Homeless guys know this guy was gay? and what were they doing out, at 2 am. In -9 degree cold, with a cup of bleach and a short piece of rope? Also, WHY did this guy “walk” to Subway at this time of the night in such cold weather…nothing about this case seems to add up.. and now with him waiting almost 3 weeks to hand over his cell phone records after redacting them….? Even more things dont add up.. Im still going to maintain that, this guy responded to an add in some paper, magazine or on some website and went to the subway to “meet” up with someone for anonymous sex… instead he ended up getting jumped and mugged or just beat by someone who hates gays. its the ONLY possible thing that fits!

  4. stephen winters

    February 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    HE IS LIEING

  5. Moracle

    February 12, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Is this just another attempt to throw false accusations against the Republican Party? Even if he were attacked and his attackers said what he reported, were they Dems acting as Republicans, to create hatred toward the GOP?

  6. Edward Conley

    February 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Too many red flags here.
    For one thing, where is the video to prove the attack?
    If he had bleach thrown on him he would know it.
    And as someone else already pointed out, how is it two guys just happened to be in the neighborhood in the middle of the night, in freezing cold weather, and just happened to have a rope and “bleach”?
    By the way, with those cold temps wouldn’t a liquid have frozen on contact?

  7. Roberta Brown

    February 12, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Too bad we haven’t the results of a lie detector test. He’s probably refused to take one.

  8. Linda

    February 12, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Now, I am no official detective by any means, but, if there was no incriminating info on these records, what would need to be redacted/limited? And, 13 days after the “alleged” incident the records are released? Where are the “after the incident pictures” of Smollett? I am thinking that if the attack were fabricated, there would be no pictorial evidence of body damage. But then, I bet we all know hundreds of people who carry bleach and a noose while out walking at 2 am.

  9. Tim

    February 13, 2019 at 1:57 am

    This guy is full of shit and needs to be punished for wasting time and money for a crime that never happened.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CF