Chicago Police are seriously considering filing false report charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who claims he’s the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, CBS News-New York is reporting:
Police in Chicago say the actor who claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his home has not provided them with enough phone records to help their investigation.
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. The 36-year-old actor added that his alleged attackers screamed “this is MAGA country” – suggesting that they were supporters of President Trump and his campaign slogan “make America great again.”
Since the Jan. 29 incident, Chicago police have not been able to identify any legitimate suspects in the case or find any surveillance video capturing the attack on film.
According to multiple reports, Smollett had refused to turn over his phone to officers after telling officers he was speaking with his manager at the time of the ambush.
Smollett has now reportedly released a heavily redacted record of his calls to police however, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the records “are not sufficient and do not meet the burden of a criminal investigation,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
The growing lack of evidence in the case has reportedly pushed Chicago police to even consider charging Smollett with filing a false report.
Just the fact that he’s not enthusiastically turning over evidence makes me very suspicious of this whole thing.
Why would he only be willing to provide “heavily redacted” phone records to the police who are trying to capture his “attackers?” Seems very strange, like he’s trying to hide something.
One thing for sure.
Most of the so called hate crimes directed against liberals turn out to be false reports while the hate crimes directed at Trump supporters is very real.
But you’d never know that if the mainstream media was your only source of information.
We’ll update you as this soap opera type story unfolds.
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