Two weeks after police launched an investigation into the racially-charged attack on Jussie Smollett, the actor has finally provided his phone records to the Chicago Police Department.
“Phone records from Jussie’s manager were sent to police on Feb. 5 and Jussie’s records were sent over this morning. Both were sent to Chief of Staff to the Superintendent of Police Robert Boik, who confirmed receipt,” a spokesperson for the Empire star said in an email reports Page Six.
Cops requested Smollett’s phone records to confirm statements that he was on a call with his manager Brandon Z. Moore during the attack. Both allege the Empire star was called a “f—-t” and a “n—-r” and Moore insists he heard the assailants yell “MAGA country.”
“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 told The Post on Sunday.
As theGrio previously reported, Smollett claims he was assaulted by two masked men in the early morning hours of Jan. 29, as he was walking home from a nearby Subway sandwich shop. The assailants reportedly doused him with bleach and tied a rope around his neck.
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.
“Superintendent Johnson has been clear from day one that Jussie is a victim. We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie’s attackers and bring them to justice.”
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 happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank 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.”
The investigation continues.
Smollett, meanwhile, will reportedly appear on Good Morning America on Tuesday and he is expected clear up any confusion about what’s being reported.