Jussie Smollett – Police Reject Actor’s Phone Records
Jussie Smollett has given his phone records to the Chicago police department, 13 days following his alleged attack by MAGA supporters. Smollett’s manager, Brandon Moore sent over the necessary documents Monday morning. A spokesperson from Smollett’s camp stated:
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. 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].
Since retrieving the requested documents, Chicago police have denied the given records. Reports claim, the police department allegedly received a heavily redacted PDF file of Smollett’s phone bill.
A representative for Smollett spoke about the redacted information:
Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack.
Within their criminal investigation, police were aiming to corroborate Smollett & Moore’s claims they were on the phone together when Smollett was attacked. They both stated Smollett was called a “fa**ot” and “ni**er” during the attack.
In other recent reports, Smollett’s neighbors are not convinced he was attacked. One resident by the name of Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same Chicago high-rise as Smollett, had this to say about his claims:
I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did. I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.