HATE HOAX: Smollett Turns Over “Limited & Redacted” Phone Records – Police Say Records Do Not Meet Burden For Criminal Investigation
-HATE HOAX UPDATE-
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked by white racist Trump supporters a couple weeks ago in the streets of Chicago at 2 AM when he ventured out to get a sandwich at Subway.
Mr. Smollett alleges two white males hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat his ass, poured bleach on his head and put a noose around his neck.
Jussie Smollett told investigators that he was talking on the phone with his manager when the assault happened — his manager corroborated Smollett’s story and claimed he heard the attackers yell, “this is MAGA country!” while they beat up Smollett.
Chicago Police say that detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance footage and have not found any that shows the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett.
Chicago is the most surveilled city in the world yet there is ZERO video of the assault!
For two weeks Jussie Smollett refused to give his phone records to investigators so they can corroborate his claims he was on the phone with his manager.
Chicago Police told ABC News that Smollett finally gave detectives his “limited and redacted” phone records Monday afternoon.
The police later told ABC News reporters that the phone records provided to detectives do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation.
Chicago police spokesman says “Detectives may be following up with him (Smollett) to request additional data to corroborate the investigative timeline.”
MORE: Chicago police spokesman says "Detectives may be following up with him (Smollett) to request additional data to corroborate the investigative timeline."
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 12, 2019