Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

The investigation into the attack on Jussie Smollett continues. "He is a victim, and we treat him like a victim".

The Post turned the bottle over to Chicago police.

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, told police that his attackers doused him with an unknown chemical substance, shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him before looping what police said was a thin rope tied like a noose around his neck.

"Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served", he said in his first statement following the alleged attack.

ABC 7 in Chicago reports, "The hot sauce bottle was partially filled with a clear liquid that smelled like bleach, according to a New York Post story confirmed by Chicago police".

Investigators requested phone records from both men, but they were given a redacted document file and a cellphone screenshot of phone calls. "Detectives may be following up with him to request additional data to corroborate the investigative timeline".

On Monday night, Fox 32 Chicago anchor Rafer Weigel reported that police "received cell phone records today from Smollett's camp".

Rob Elgas of WLS-TV in Chicago reported that "when Smollett contacted police at 2:42AM, he was still wearing the rope around his neck".

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. "Why can't they find the attack?"

Guglielmi told The Associated Press that detectives have looked at hundreds of hours of surveillance video from businesses and hotels in the heavily monitored area and are expanding the search to include footage from public buses and buildings beyond the scene's immediate vicinity in the hopes of spotting the individuals who match Smollett's description.

I don't believe it, not around here.... I don't believe it, not around here ...

"We need something a little more concrete and direct if we're going to be able to say for a fact the conversation occurred", Chicago Police Spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told The Post in reference to a conversation Smollett said he had with his manager at the time of the attack.

Clearly, that anonymous person is delusional, since incidents like the Laquan McDonald murder to 15 men exonerated for false arrests show Chicago is far from "the most liberal city", which has an epic history of racism.

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