Text “ERICA” to 52140 to join the Get Up! Mornings w/ Erica Campbell mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions).
No arrests have been made nearly two weeks after “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack and now according to the NY Daily News some people in his Chicago neighborhood think there are some fallacies with his story.
Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
“I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.
“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.”
On Sunday, Chicago police said Smollett has yet to turn over data from his cellphone to verify that he was on the phone with his music manager, Brandon Moore, when he was attacked.
“We have no reason to doubt the statements, but for a criminal investigation, we need to independently confirm the phone records,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. “We offered to take the phone to download the data and he expressed he couldn’t be without his phone for several hours.”
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the Daily News Smollett, 36, is being treated as a crime victim, but would be held accountable if cops learn he filed a false report.
Source: NY Daily News
Jussie Smollett’s Most Smoldering Moments
1. Jussie SmollettSource: 1 of 10
2. Jussie SmollettSource: 2 of 10
3. Jussie SmollettSource: 3 of 10
4. Jussie SmollettSource: 4 of 10
5. Jussie SmollettSource: 5 of 10
6. Jussie SmollettSource: 6 of 10
7. Jussie SmollettSource: 7 of 10
8. Jussie SmollettSource: 8 of 10
9. Jussie SmollettSource: 9 of 10
10. Jussie SmollettSource: 10 of 10
ALSO TRENDING ON GETUPERICA.COM:
- 12 Gospel Artists Who Are Also Pastors [PHOTOS]
- 5 Inspirational Songs To Listen To When You’re Discouraged
- BET’s “Sunday Best” To Return To Television!
Jussie Smollett’s Neighbors Don’t Believe the Actor’s Story was originally published on magicbaltimore.com