Jussie Smollett's Phone Records Rejected By Police After Finally Submitting Them

Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

The anonymous neighbor says she saw a man that looked like a "redneck" and "what looked like a rope, or a clothesline, protruding from the bottom of his sweatshirt, made of white and blue material".

Bastardi said Tuesday that the phone records were redacted before they were given to police in order "to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack". Initially, Jussie did not want to report the crime to the police but he reluctantly did and now, he's finally released his phone records to the authorities.

Smollett's spokesperson told The Post that he "is the victim here" and "Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie's account of what happened that night consistent and credible", the statement read. Smollett said he was speaking with his manager when he was attacked while walking home from Subway at around 2 a.m. January 29.

But department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the phone records are contained in a heavily redacted document file and aren't sufficient for an investigation.

Smollett performed on February 2 for the first time following the alleged attack.

It has been two weeks since "Empire" star Jussie Smollett alleged he was assaulted by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, put a noose around his neck, and then poured an unknown liquid on him.

A spokesperson for Chicago police added that the department was "appreciative" Smollett chose to cooperate with the investigation, but they'll likely be asking him for more phone records in order to properly review the case.

Elgas added that Chicago police have a security image of Smollett alone inside a Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime, and that cops also obtained additional video placing him at the scene of the crime.

Police have collected video surveillance footage from cameras in the downtown area and have also extended their search to stores in the area in the hopes of gathering evidence on who might have purchased the rope.

"I don't believe it happened the way he said it did", Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same apartment complex as the actor, told the Post.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters that if police suspect Smollett's story is a hoax, he will be held accountable. I don't believe it, not around here ...

Late Monday evening, ABC7 Chicago reported that an empty hot sauce bottle that smelled like bleach was found near the location of the alleged attack.

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