Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Empire' actor gives police some but not all phone records

'Empire' actor gives police some but not all phone records

A statement from Smollett Tuesday came after a police spokesman said that Smollett this week turned over some but not all of the phone records that detectives asked for and that the records he did provide were heavily redacted and insufficient for a criminal investigation.

Smollett, 35, told police a rope was placed around his neck and that bleach was poured on him in the lower street levels in Streeterville.

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

Guglielmi told the outlet, at the time of publication, he could not confirm if detectives had yet told Smollett the current records they provided were insufficient.

The entire situation involving Jussie Smollett's alleged attack is incredibly freaky. "A spokesman says this is not uncommon when officers enter a private residence".

As theGrio previously reported, Smollett claims he was assaulted by two masked men in the early morning hours of January 29, as he was walking home from a nearby Subway sandwich shop.

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.

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"We haven't seen anybody, at this point, matching the description he gave", Guglielmi added to the AP. Police have made no arrests and said they have found no surveillance video that shows the attack.

A neighbor of Smollett cast doubt on his story.

"I don't believe it happened the way he said it did", said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.

Meanwhile, New York Post reports that residents who live in Jussie's building are giving the side-eye to his official version of events. I don't believe it, not around here.

"Chicago Police have not told us that they are rejecting any records, nor have they expressed concerns about the records to us", he added.

The Post said last week it traced Smollett's likely route to the underpass from a 24-hour Subway sandwich shop where he bought a tuna sandwich and a salad, and that near the foot of a stairwell to the Loews, the paper found an empty hot sauce bottle that was partially filled with a clear liquid that smelled like bleach.

The Chicago Police Department claims they previously asked Smollett for his phone in an effort to corroborate certain details from his accounting of the incident, which includes him being on the phone with his talent manager, Brandon Z. Moore, when the attack occurred.

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