Jussie Smollett

Chicago police have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance video footage but they found no evidence of 2 suspects who allegedly attacked actor Jussie Smollet early Tuesday.

Investigators say they can confirm the route Smollett took after he left his downtown Chicago hotel to get a bite to eat at a nearby Subway restaurant. The temperature was -10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Police reviewed hundreds of hours of video footage that shows Smollett walking alone to and from the restaurant. But none of the footage shows the alleged attack, a police official told the AP on Wednesday.

A Subway employee told ET News the actor left the restaurant around 2:15 a.m. The Subway is a 4 or 5 minute walk from the Loews Hotel where Smollett was staying.

Smollett, 36, told detectives the two masked suspects recognized him as the singer/songwriter Jamal Lyon on the Fox hip-hop soap opera "Empire", and they shouted, "Aren't you that fa**ot" Empire ni**er?"

The actor said the men beat him up, placed a thin rope around his neck and threw bleach in his face during the alleged attack.

Smollett still had the small rope -- described as a clothesline, straight out the package - looped around his neck when police arrived at his manager's apartment 40 minutes later.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said he and investigators reviewed video footage from hotels, public buses and businesses along the route Smollet took to the restaurant and back to the apartment.

"We haven't seen anybody, at this point, matching the description he gave, nobody looks menacing and we didn't find a container [of bleach] anywhere," Guglielmi said.

He said the investigation is ongoing. But investigators are skeptical of Smollet's story because he changed his story after a quote attributed to him began trending on Twitter.com Tuesday.

TMZ claimed the two suspects yelled "This is MAGA country" during the attack. But Chicago police denied TMZ's story.

Smollett didn't mention "MAGA country" until after police called him and questioned him a second time - after TMZ published the quote and it went viral on Twitter.com.

Chicago has one of the most expensive and sophisticated video surveillance systems in the US. Cameras are mounted everywhere on poles, buses and outside businesses.

Police are confident the cameras will either confirm or dispute Smollet's story.
 

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • Trey

    LOL

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    This crackhead lying. He was feening for a footlong and not a 6 inch at 2am in the morning in -10 temperature. How can people be so naive to believe his stupid story.

  • jazmine

    Did y’all know Empire was still on?

  • jazmine

    If he woulda said almost anywhere but Chicago I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. Trumpers can’t even have rallys there I doubt the goin around attacking people in MAGA hats

  • dontgetblocked

    This lying nygga here! The paper cut on my finger is bigger than that scratch. You leave your house at 2 am and walk in -10 weather to get a sub? In Chicago? Ain't nobody beating and robbing folks in sub degree weather. They don't walk around with bleach and rope waiting for a victim in -10 weather. None of this makes sense.Too much phuckery is going on in this fairy tale he's telling. He's cray cray!

  • Sushi

    Ok, you went on the wrong date, I am sure this is a cover up....

  • MsSapphire9800

    Lawd...this is going to get messy...WHY ???? When you make something a hate crime...the FBI and local police investigates....Chicago knows their criminal...and they are not out in no sub degree weather.

  • Coy little wink

    What is that?

  • Coy little wink

    Bless his heart...

  • Ryan

    I have my doubts about his story but it seems like there are some people who've become obsessed with him/him being wrong and it's creepy as hell!

  • jazmine

    They lil show or whatever

  • Coy little wink

    ? jokes

  • Rahab

    He did fly in and right back out.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    And why does every “celebrity” have to post in solidarity about this liar? Posting pics like he was killed... I just don’t understand, why lie??

  • Coy little wink

    I think it was Kim and Kanye

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't think people are obsessed but his scenario is pretty extreme and if he is lying it is just not a good look anyone especially him.

  • grenadiadrian
  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Yes, call it what you want. I want the truth to come out! Those are serious allegations. Just think if he is lying and then this really happens to someone the reaction they may receive may be nonchalant.

  • Bashi22

    wow all these celebrities on IG post him like he’s was dead. This is mind control they playing don’t fall for the trick. America want to invade Venezuela ?? for their oil. America spreading propaganda to get out current leader. America are getting scanction on Venezuela ??.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    IKR. Can’t trust none of them!

  • Hazel

    Ok, so he leaves a luxury hotel to walk in sub zero weather to get a dry a$$ sandwich? And who would leave a noose on their neck??? Makes no sense.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Crime rate prolly at a record low

  • TwitterFingerz

    Angry Man 1 of my favorite characters with the less lines at that ????

  • SeehereSeehere

    Why is the Chicago police department all over social media commenting on an ongoing investigation?

  • SeehereSeehere

    Glad the FBI has gotten involved. The Chicago police department is out of line commenting on an ongoing investigation over social media.

  • NeverSurprised

    "Chicago knows their criminal...and they are not out in no sub degree weather."
    --------------------------
    Thank you. And if they are, they certainly arent going to be out just throw some bleach on someone. You have a celeb with a fat bank account and you're not even going to take his credit cards?!?!?!? Come on now.

  • Dun Dilly

    WELP..looks like dude went for some late night gay head job and caught an eye jammy instead.

  • WhoKnew

    This some Ren and Stimpy kind of shyt. It's beginning to look like the boyfriend got in that "ass" in more ways than one and whooped the shyt out of him or like someone commented below he was going to meet a Tinder date and it went 9 ways left because even at a luxury hotel they still have a skeleton menu, especially sammiches for guest arriving late, get hungry late etc. He did not have to go to Subway in sub-zero temperatures for a sammich.

  • hi-liter

    ????? What is you doing Jussie?....sigh....

  • Coy little wink

    Grindr not Tinder

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Right! A person of his stature word not leave the confines of a warm hotel room for a processed subway samich. I'm certain there was pre made sandwiches for $20 he couldver bought inside the hotel..FOH WITH THAT LIL AZZ SCRATCH AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY 2 RACIST!!

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, they now have footage of him going BACK to his building. Just zoom in. Did he look appreciably different on the way BACK from Subway than he looked on tbe way TO Subway?

    Was he limping, holding his ribs, holding his head or face? Did he appear to be in pain before he entered his building? Or on the elevator ( if there is an elevator camera?) Is there a rope around his neck in the footage? If the answer is no,, then all lies and my guess is someone back at his apartment cracked his rib and gave him that tiny scratch on his face.

  • Renee26

    Corner for you

  • Alextra Ballard

    Hmmm......very interesting.....you mean ain no surveillace footage nowhere to byke up this attack?....well it still doesn't mean it didn't happen....Laaaawd Jessie!!!!

  • Navybeans95

    He needs his az beat again for lying....he could've just said he got beat up...why all the dramatics?...

  • NeverSurprised

    Uber Eats or Door Dash. I don't leave my house in sub zero temps when I can get food deliveries at any hour.

  • TheFlow

    lying ass nugga, lol

  • Sushi

    About to ruin his career. ...

  • Coy little wink

    I'm sorry I require accuracy outta respect for my Tinder boo ?

  • Society Has Changed

    Mmmm hmmm, that’s why I said I’m waiting on the popos... Now I’m just gonna drink the pot liquor from my mustard greens like it’s piping hot tea because Jussie sounds messy!

  • NeverSurprised

    No, he'll get a new record deal out if this. Watch and see.

    Hollywood loves anyone who criticizes anything Trump-adjacent. And since he was dropped by his last record label and had to finance his album himself, I'm thinking public sympathy and a new recording deal are the reasons for concocting this tall tale.

  • Ryan

    I think if a regular person came forward with this story, it would be viewed differently from a celebrity (since they're known for seeking attention.) Will be interesting to see what comes of this if anything!

  • SeehereSeehere

    A lack of evidence in less than 24 hours is not the same thing as attributing lack of evidence as evidence that it didn’t happen. Shame on the Chicago police department for commenting publicly on an ongoing investigation all over social media. The FBI should completely take the case from them.

  • Kayke

    Bad situations people find themselves in usually start with a series of senseless decisions.

  • Reina1718

    Maybe it was a scene for Empire ?????

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, I was just about to say this. Then saying the assailants yelled “that slogan” is going to make it even worse if this shat is found to be untrue. For his sake, I hope it happened.

  • Reina1718

    No video of attack but video of him coming & going ?

  • Coy little wink

    But if you get oil and vinegar your sammich won't be dry hun

  • Reina1718

    ??

  • NeverSurprised

    Lol. You just brought back a fond memory of my grandmother, may she rest in peace. ? She loved her mustard green juice.

  • Gloria

    Chicago police department are incompetent.

  • Reina1718

    Exactly & just getting off a flight too! I woulda went to hotel vending machine & got snacks!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Drug induced hallucinations...

  • Reina1718

    Because he is gay & they have more rights than ALL of us

  • NeverSurprised

    I forgot about the flight part. But you're right, just one more reason that the story doesn't add up.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • Fred G sanford

    It must be time for empire to come back on and they trying to boost ratings smh

  • MsSapphire9800

    The FBI is already involve...but you have to remember this is a high profile case and you know the LGBT community is demanding justice...

  • Navybeans95

    Ikr... I hope so too...he owes nobody these lies....smh

  • SeehereSeehere

    It takes at least a week to get an investigation really going yet the Chicago police department is publicly commenting all over social media in less than 24 hours on an ongoing investigation. Extremely reckless.

  • Topic Influencer

    ??

  • interestingconcept1

    Lawd.please dont let this young man be a liar and ...yeah sick in the head? That's all I got...
    Another matter is causing me concern- I'm I late in finding out about Tisha saying Duane was abusive? Poor Tisha. I really like her.

  • Chicagowise

    Update: police have two persons of interest caught on video. There are at least 12 detectives working this case!

  • SeehereSeehere

    The police should not be commenting at all on an ongoing investigation. They are foul for that! There policies need to be reviewed.

  • justlooking

    I'm glad I was wrong.

  • Chicagowise

    This is a high profile case and a matter of public interest. In addition, this happened in an affluent part of the city.

  • SeehereSeehere

    I’m just hoping that some day black women can be privileged with presumed innocence like others in our society especially when we are the victim rather than any would be assailant.

  • WhooCares

    ??

  • Chicagowise

    Not so fast. They could be two people who were simply in the area.

  • SeehereSeehere

    I want to sympathize but in my heart I feel that police department is out of line by commenting on an ongoing investigation. I feel their present policies runs the risk of causing even more suffering to any alleged victims.

  • hi-liter

    Okayyyy...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    please go take your bags of burden to somewhere who cares. BYE

  • Michelle

    I bet it was a kween fight, domestic bull shyt he didn’t wanna explain to his makeup artist and cast mates. Lying Lil kween

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I wouldn't walk TWO feet for a sandwich from Subway.

  • justlooking

    Ummmmmmmmm

    Keep us updated. I'm under the covers it's about 12 degrees here in MD. dropping to 4 tonight.

  • SeehereSeehere

    Good to know you don’t care. All the best!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Topic Influencer

    It's still don't add up. Just read something else about he was spotted at a gay club that same night. It's where he REALLY went after his plane landed. Hooked up with someone man. He got beat. I can't wait for deets

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    I don't care about you..or liars.

    Jussie provides us with more information.

    Are you desperate for attention? There are hotlines for this kind of thing.

  • Topic Influencer

    I don't either????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you drink too much of that pot licker and you gonna learn about "messy" LOL!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Next headlines in 2 months ‘Jussie S. checks in an undisclosed treatment center for undisclosed issues or exhaustion’

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Now if PUBLIX was across the street[and it was 2pm] I might go...but Subway...nahhh!

  • SeehereSeehere

    I see you enjoy arguing. I invite you to block me. Stay warm!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you think he was air boxing the abominable snowman? LOL!

  • facingrealit1

    They are commenting because they KNOW he is lying! Chicago has one of the most extensive camera systems known to man in the part of town this BOY was in and there is NO WAY he was "jumped" by white boys unless and of course it was the one he is sleeping with! He got his azz whipped by his lover...point, blank, period because Chicago is NOT MAGA country!

  • ALLMINE?

    Omg. Maybe.. wow

  • ALLMINE?

    The niggas there are incompetent

  • SeehereSeehere

    If it’s so extensive why are they just know exploring persons of interest? How would you like to be presumed lying if you were victimized?

  • ALLMINE?

    I can't ???

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He ‘had’ to lie in attempt to control the real story. It could’ve been a Grindr or Jackd hook up gone wrong. But, he went TOO far....racism, MAGA, black people, a rope on his neck kinda like lynching etc... just too damn far smh

  • facingrealit1

    There has been some communications by FOX as to whether or not they should cancel Empire. Jussie music is not taking off like he thought as he sold his soul to Lee Daniels who OWNS his music. Thus this BS story. No white boys in their right mind would jump any black person in Chicago!

  • speakinmymind

    Whatever it is must be dumb or allergic to face trs.

    Jussie...is that u?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl, i'm HOLLERING! you in bed already???!!!!

    i'm just getting ready to leave the office (we had delayed arrival today)... getcho butt up! LOL!!!!

  • SeehereSeehere

    Good to know. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  • ALLMINE?

    A skeleton menu? Where did u get that from? Lol never heard of that saying ?

  • ALLMINE?

    So u think a straight man that saw him on tinder wouldn't meet him? ??

  • Chicagowise

    He's openly gay. Why would he cover up a hook up that turned violent? Most people would sympathize with that scenario. I think there is an element of this story that is extremely damaging to his reputation, and he is desperately trying to cover it up. Drugs? S & M? Bondage? Prostitution?

  • SeehereSeehere

    Just remember the same way we presume he is lying can be the same way the police might presume you are lying if it happened to you. Just read an article about police lying today.

  • Chicagowise

    Oh, the truth is coming!

  • n1kk1a

    Sounds like a bad joke, huh?

  • facingrealit1

    The ONLY reason you go out at that time of morning for FOOD is munchies or you are fighting with someone IN the house and you walking away. I'll take the got his azz whipped at home for 1 thousand Alex!

  • Navybeans95

    Waay too damn far.....?..he couldn't stop himself I guess...

  • speakinmymind

    Improper use of there, they're and their is such a pet peeve. You're on here fighting for your life like a contestant on Ru's Drag Race and don't even have command of the English language. ???

  • Carla

    I wonder if he's heard of Tawana Brawley, and the "story" she told?

  • ALLMINE?

    Omg. Stooooooopppppppppp.. this might be the funniest comment I've read in 2019..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    He got beat.
    I can't wait for deets
    ____________________________

    you don't eem be tryin.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • Eileen

    Yelp thats the gay life!

  • SeehereSeehere

    Thanks for the spelling correction.

  • Chicagowise

    We're still in the negative numbers (-11 degrees) in Chicago! Stay warm!

  • speakinmymind

    You need help.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you saying all this hate crime and man hunt stemmed from a sissy clawing incident amongst 'fam'????

  • justlooking

    You too

  • ALLMINE?

    So I was vacationing in Chicago last winter.. I thought the white folks and the black folks were some of the nicest polite people I've came in contact with. The customer service at the stores was incredible..lol I'm from NJ so I'm not used to any of that.

  • Topic Influencer

    Everyone said girl raped in club was lying when she wasn't. I believed her. Dude was arrested today. THIS is different. Nobody slipped shit in his drink. He was dumb af going out in sub zero temps. Bleach freezes at 18 degrees Fahrenheit. And Chicago isn't MAGA country.

    Enjoy rest of your evening too

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Topic Influencer

    You started with her. Scram!

  • SeehereSeehere

    Thanks

  • Michelle

    Yes gawd! U know he had a cracked rib. Kween probably thought it was a collapsed lung and took his ass to the hospital ain’t even no struggle footprints in the snow.

  • Y me?

    Sheesh yall are rough on him! I still believe you Jussie

  • SeehereSeehere

    Yes, I replied to her comment. You are free to block me if you find my comments offensive in any way.

  • Carla
  • speakinmymind

    Who says an investigation takes a week to "get going"? Evidence, viable leads and witnesses drives the pace of an investigation. They are simply stating the status of the investigation so far which is shit ain't adding up. If you don't like it, too bad.

    Gon somewhere, Jussie.

  • Topic Influencer

    And you are free to do the same

  • Carla

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "struggle footprints"
    ___________________________

    you tryna collapse MY lung..... i am in TEARS!!!!!!! I'm leaving for real now... your whole comment is a fool... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • leapyearpisces

    Does he have a MAIN boo???? You know negros both gay and straight will tell an outrageous lie when they done got caught up.

  • jazmine

    Were you in the tourist like areas? Cuz that’s where I stick to when I go there. Magnificent Mile and all that. Them people rich ain’t got no reason to be mad lol

  • speakinmymind

    I wanna block it but I'm slightly entertained by it at the same time. The level of unabashed ignorance is hilarious.???

  • Coy little wink

    No I think he's not on Tinder

  • SeehereSeehere

    You know what they say- the only person who is more foolish than a fool is a person who argues with a fool. Staying warm?

  • speakinmymind

    Nan, get out!?????

  • speakinmymind

    **pushes Nan out and slams do'!**

  • leapyearpisces

    So you saying I need to itchee itchee, gaa-gaa-gaa-gaa on down to that precinct because it's about to be 12 rich, retired detectives courtesy of Lee Daniels?????? :-)

  • Carla

    LOL! Oh goodness. Come over here to the corner with me, NOW!

  • Bashi22

    I was thinking ? same along the lines of him trying to hook up. These Kween love to hook up with random Kween because they so fluid sexuality and love to explore like Dora.

  • speakinmymind

    **falls out dramatic cunt style**????

  • SeehereSeehere

    I noticed a popular defense mechanism around here when a person can’t make a valid point is to accuse the commenter of being the person in question. So you think it takes less than 24 hours to get everyone involved scheduled to come in and make a comment, dispatch a team to gather bio info and all the rest takes less than 24 hours?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ALLMINE?

    Lol I guess

  • yvette46

    Well, I never seen Empire but maybe just maybe his ticket sales for his upcoming show on Feb 2 were not selling. So this is a way to sell them.. Just a thought!!

  • Carla

    LMAO!!!!

  • ALLMINE?

    Yea.. didn't have enough time to venture out.. lol Chicago is beautiful.. the black folks at the airport malls etc.. really nice

  • leapyearpisces

    Don't fall out..don't you wanna come with????? LOL

  • speakinmymind

    ??the evidence collected so far is what is being discussed...the video evidence that shows him walking to and from Subway. You stated an investigation takes a week to get going. Your statement is grossly inaccurate and ignorant of the factual information that has been provided to the public.

    CPD did not say he wasn't attacked but there is not any video evidence so far after their review of surveillance video in the area during the time Jussie claims to have been attacked. You wanna sound deep and intellectual but clearly you are either very unintelligent aka dumb or allergic to facts. Your choice.

  • Blak

    Can him and Lee Scamuels just admit they made this whole thing up? You got the tar beaten out of you and only have a tiny scratch on your face? Looks like a cat scratched him

  • speakinmymind

    ?????

  • Chicagowise

    Alright, creole lady Marmalade! ?

  • Chicagowise

    That's a good possibility, too. He's certainly going to extremes to cover something up.

  • smartchickfl

    ??

  • leapyearpisces

    :-)

  • Society Has Changed

    Good stuff!

  • Society Has Changed

    ?

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He could’ve just said ‘yo I got robbed by 2 dudes I met at 2 am out of no where’. We would al knew what was up and let it die. But, to bring race, rope around his neck,bleach poured on his face etc....TOO far

  • Coy little wink

    Was it Kim and Kanye?

  • hottlanta

    Let me see will the lgtbcdexyz community call him black first n gay later. If they found anything bcas of who he is he will be gay first n black second. Just waiting 2 c what leroy cox gotta say.

  • smartchickfl
  • MsSapphire9800

    Just like they had the red pick up truck with the white guy on camera..and we all know how that turned out.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s was a case in midtown where a group of guys asked a guy was he gay he said yes so they told him to come behind a building and give them all oral once he got back there they beat him up pretty bad I wonder if this the same type of thing

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I wonder where she is now

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao... Go to bed.

  • hottlanta

    That subway must have a helluva "footlong" sandwich (wink wink) ? 2 make a mofo leave in the coldest vortex of the year 2 get outta bed at 2am. Shyt l want that address

  • Erik Williams

    Dude you got beat up by your boyfriend - Stop Lying https://goo.gl/images/Tywdk9

  • T865!

    ????

  • Coy little wink

    The gays have their own dating apps hun

  • the guest

    Why would he, if he did, lie about something like this?

    Here's my theory on a possibility:

    Sometimes people in abusive relationships will make up outlandish lies to account for their time and whereabouts so they won't get in trouble with a controlling and abusive lover.

  • joel adams

    Lmao. Jussie really?

  • interestingconcept1

    Thank God- Sandra you are solely responsible for the doubters. The facts are all we ever need. Did the police tell you they were highly suspicious are is that something you added? So happy they caught them.

  • Chicagowise

    Exactly. Just because you were caught on camera, within the vicinity of a crime, doesn't mean you were involved.

  • Rayne

    Jussie!! This mess didn’t sound right from the jump.

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO! Omg! That's hilarious! If so, Kanye is the one who threw the bleach! ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    It was different

  • Rayne

    Ok. And l those nice restaurants in that area plus uber eats, grub hub, and delivery places. Yea ok subway. And whatchu wanna eat that bull hit for at 2am. Maaannn, bye Jussie ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And he knew he had to account for that mark in his face

  • Chicagowise

    No one is in custody. Through camera footage, they have identified two people of interest that they'd like to locate and interview.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Wow!!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Chicago police confirm surveillance video in homophobic, racist assault of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That sounds about right

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I PRAYYYYYYYYYYY this is not true, this man did not make this up. His brand will diminish so quickly he will be auditioning for Celebrity Big Brother next season

  • Renee26

    Lol I hatechu rt now ?

  • *ConcreteFlower*

    Hellyweird cesspool at it again. All lies from day one to divide us more. Wake up people! This world is getting from bad to worst. So happy a few folks are waking up.

  • SeehereSeehere

    If the Chicago police department is leaking information to TMZ this young man might want to give thought to not saying another word to that department until the department gets a grasp on who is doing the leaking of information to TMZ it until such time as he can get a lawyer. If I was him I would speak to the FBI only if it is proven that the police department is leaking to TMZ unless my attorney was present.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am puzzle...where did they get the bleach...were they coming from a 24 hr laundry....was they power walking in the cold and using the bleach bottle as weights...

  • Chicagowise

    Well, given the fact that they used racial slurs, maybe they thought the bleach would turn Jussie white.

  • Topic Influencer

    It's not being leaked to anyone. The PD can release it. News orgs pick it up. All news orgs. It's up to the news org how fast they release it. It comes through most times on the AP wire.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Maybe it is Brandon Z..leaking the infomation.....he was on the phone with him while the attack was happening...but didn't call the police.

  • Topic Influencer

    News doesn't work like that. Police department nor ANY news organization can afford a lawsuit. It's released via a news or press release.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They're terrible. I know how Jared lost weight!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Heard of the “first 48”? Most crucial to an investigation.

  • SeehereSeehere

    That department has been putting out information all day that might lead one to presume he’s lying. I wouldn’t say another word to them if I was him. I would just let my attorney handle it. We have a system of justice in this country.

  • TheWildChild

    Hol'up ? I've stayed at that Loews Hotel and to walk in that vicinity around the corner and down the street at 2am in those temperatures just to eat at a Subway is highly strange. I'm shocked he didn't order room service. I remember walking to a Target and it was rather safe and lots of cameras from area business along the way. Was he kidnapped and taken to another location ?

  • Sushi

    Never thought of that...

  • ALLMINE?

    Okay sis

  • Renee26

    ???

  • TheWildChild

    Right ? ..and you know that bleach froze up as soon as they slung it his way ?. I'm waiting on the hotel staff and cameras to start spilling? of all the events of his stay there.

  • SeehereSeehere

    Why did TMZ peddle that MAGA hat misinformation?

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • Mielle Downey

    I'm woke, Jussie makes a living off of bending the truth so it is what it is.Did something happen, yes. Is the story in TMZ too embellished, yes. Do I look like I was born yesterday? nope. Do I have a right to form my own opinion until the case is closed, ? yes i will.

  • hottlanta

    2 try 2 cover up that those scratches on his face from his female girlfriend. Do u reallyyyy think that a male crook gonna be waiting 2 mug someone on the coldest day of the year n leave a little bytch scratch like that. They will beat your azz break your nose n knock your azz out for waiting in the cold at 2am n u aint got no money. His exclusive men only cover has been blown. A woman did that lil scratch on his face.

  • Mielle Downey

    Because it fits the narrative that liberal Hollywood wants to paint for the up coming election. Antifa is out here acting like the new white version of the KKK and everyone is ignoring the fact that they are dangerous. KKK=Antifa White hoods turned to black masks. They even attacked Candice Owen and she clearly black calling her a racist, audacity of these clowns. Up down and down is up.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Lying as s liar

  • hottlanta

    Aint nobody attacking Candace owens. She gotta get homeless black men from shelters buy them a suit n a bus pass for crowd control at the White House 2 make it appear that black male Republicans love dump.

  • Guest©

    I'm waiting for all of the facts before I comment. Until then I will sip some hot tea during this cold spell. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/258adafb6a47c622cb88bbeb913b8c98ea7e3f6438a35de17dd4c60fa55ec238.jpg

  • Mielle Downey

    Washington (CNN)Conservative activists Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk were accosted at a Philadelphia restaurant on Monday by protesters from a local antifa group.

    Owens and Kirk, who lead the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA, had their breakfast at Green Eggs Café prematurely ended when protests erupted outside.
    Owens told CNN that the protesters, who bore an antifa sticker, "immediately recognized" Kirk and her, and a much larger group approached the restaurant about 20 minutes later. She said the protesters began harassing and throwing things at Kirk and her from outside the restaurant.
    Videos posted by Owens, who is black, and Kirk on Twitter depict an angry scene in which protesters recite chants such as "f--- white supremacy," "no good cops in a racist system" and "cops and Klan hand-in-hand."

  • Mielle Downey

    Antifa is clearly nutt jobs

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. Those ID channels do come in handy.

  • Svetlana ????

    What a load of bs. And of course Trunp gets thrown in with it and the media just jumps in with fake news. Like the kid with the Native American. Unbelievable.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Because his manager Brandon Z Moore stated he was on the phone with Jussie during the attack and heard the guy say it....I still do not know why he didn't call the police during the attack.

  • hottlanta

    Tell her 2 call her non racial Republican friends for help since she is doing them a great public service by increasing black enrollment in their party. I noticed how they haven't invited her 2 none of the events either

  • Svetlana ????

    She’s been invited to events.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ? I still think that Trump supporters are fukking idiots though. #sosorry

  • SeehereSeehere

    The only entity I noticed peddling the misinformation is TMZ which makes me wonder if they tried to twist the story to garner sympathy for the president.

  • Svetlana ????

    I’m sure you’re no genius.

  • Svetlana ????

    That would be a pretty deep twisting of the facts don’t you think?

  • hottlanta

    I am am talking about 2 the ones that truly matters. The Heritage Foundation the freedom causus n the federalist society. Them white boys aint gonna give her no power.

  • SeehereSeehere

    It’s the only thing that makes sense- TMZ puts out the maga hat misinformation in hopes everyone sympathizes with the president’s “fake news” line.

  • Svetlana ????

    She isn’t an elected official yet. Hopefully soon.

  • Bonita

    This liar probably stopped at a sex dungeon and got more than what he bargained for. Take your made up fairy tales back to Hollyweird instead of coming to the Chi starting made up bullisht! We have real pressing issues to tackle in this city.

  • Svetlana ????

    More likely this idiot is lying.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Trumps silience about this so far. Speaks VOLUMES! He stays posting on Twitter about EVERYTHING else that mentions his name.

  • Svetlana ????

    Why should he comment on this? An unproven report?

  • Svetlana ????

    Oh I gots time today!

  • SeehereSeehere

    Her fiancé is hot. Is she moving to England after the nuptials?

  • KcoolMuziq

    If he was concern it would have been solved by now.

  • Svetlana ????

    What do you mean? He should launch an investigation into this incident??? Why?

  • hottlanta

    A lot of those guys r not elected officals. They just white n loaded. They gonna let her think she is all that. Then they gonna publically dump her the same way they did micheal steele n candace is no michael steele by a long shot.

  • SeehereSeehere

    He loves crying about fake news. Why hasn’t he called TMZ out on the maga hat misinformation? He does it with everyone else.

  • Svetlana ????

    What’s really going on is she’s a sensible person giving common sense opinions that people agree with. The Republican Party doesn’t have to roll out a red carpet for her.

    There’s plenty of white republican commentators that haven’t been invited to high profile republican events.

  • Svetlana ????

    Yup, people just hate that kid for his beliefs and skin color.

  • SeehereSeehere

    I admit she does seem smart. I don’t get her connection to the president at all. She seems better than that.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Because it’s a hate crime.

  • Svetlana ????

    If that’s the case the police will investigate it. You realize hate crime investigation isn’t apart of the presidents job right? The police or the FBI handle it.

  • Svetlana ????

    She agreed with him on a lot of things? Like most sensible Americans.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Trump has stuck his nose in things since the start of his term that didn’t concern him.

  • Svetlana ????

    He should’nt get involved until it is verified that it happened, which it’s not. More likely it’s a made up story.

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    BREAKING NEWS: Chicago police investigating assault on Jussie Smollett identify two 'persons of interest' on security footage from the night he says he was beaten, after earlier claiming they could not find anyone

  • CPA

    So true

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’ve already posted this.

  • CPA

    Antifa are nasty criminals intentionally creating racial problems. They seriously suck ?

  • Svetlana ????

    You’re telling me in Chicago, a very liberal city with many criminals and gang members, this guy was a victim of a right wing political hate crime?? Very unlikely

  • CPA

    Yes , I like her a lot

  • CPA

    No they wont

  • Svetlana ????

    I’d vote her in any day

  • CPA

    You are so right. It’s literally FREEZING cold but you walk to Subway?

  • CPA

    Thank you ?

  • Ryan
  • Svetlana ????

    Yeah ok, the person writing hateful stuff isn’t a troll tho

  • Nunya Business

    I agree that we should wait for the facts but it appears that something in the milk ain't clean. The police have all of the footage of him going to and coming from the Subway and show no attack. I am still going to wait until the conclusion of the investigation but I can't lie and say that I believe him.

  • Mielle Downey

    And what is wrong with that. I don't belong to the Democrats plantation and I don't have a slave mentality. You need to exercise your rights unless you are afraid to.beeak free from your shackles.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sis was out to meet some trade on one of those gay dating apps. He can never admit that, so he had to come up with an elaborate story to explain his injury. Trade got made got this celeb wasn't paying top dollar. When I go out to eat at 2am, I don't want food.

    Jussie, we get it. It's called cruising.

  • Topic Influencer

    Sis was out to meet some trade
    ^^^^
    ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    When I go out to eat at 2am, I don't want food.
    ^^^
    He went out for a foot long tho

  • Svetlana ????

    Daaaaaaamn

  • hottlanta

    You still using the word plantation. YAWNNNNNNN!!!!! Like Charles Blow said.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Shole is??

  • Sean

    For all my black people who refuse to be supportive to a certain population of black people, check out the article from Variety that says persons of interest were found on surveillance. It does not say the attack was filmed, but potential suspects were. If this were some type of cover up for some illicit activity, it would have been VERY easy to keep it private by not reporting to the police. Some of you guys don't think before you write stuff on the internet.

    https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jussie-smollett-attack-persons-of-interest-1203124128/

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He was cruising ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • Ghost

    Please....an image of TWO people that you can barely make out walking down the street! If they caught an image of the two people..then they should have a video of the attack. Said they were going to need the public's help...I STILL SAY HIS STORY IS SUSPECT! Chicago PD are appeasing a celebrity.....I'll wait.....smh

  • Mielle Downey

    Your still on it so bloop.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Look, I'm tired and had a long day. I'm not doing this with you tonight.

  • the guest

    See what happened was...

  • Sean

    Don’t wait for me. It’s not my case to prove or disprove. I just hate how the public, most of which don’t hold law degrees or work in law enforcement and weren’t present, rush to assert their opinions. In a lot of cases, those opinions are based squarely on how they feel that day. Black people (and I’m black for the record) love to say we should support our black kings and queens. That support is dependent on who the black person is when it should be universal support. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Mielle Downey

    Bussy call at 2am.booty shopping.

  • hottlanta

    Parris dennard did a lot of ass ? ing excuse me agreeing with a lot of things he said lost his job but dump hasn't given him another job. Parris got toooo job talking shyt about Brennan of the FBI n they rolled his black begind right up outta there. We all know how he called his other faithful black servant Omarosa a dog n Candace thinks he loves her. U must b standing outsiders butt naked in the snow 2 even think that he does

  • Taj

    This smelled fishy from the beginning. Who carries bleach and rope on them in cold snowy downtown Chicago? Makes no sense.

  • Svetlana ????

    I don’t know what to tell you. Just because she’s an influential commentator doesn’t mean that she needs a red carpet invitation to everything Trump does.

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  • Logan Roberts

    Jussie takes cute pictures.

  • Mister Fantastic

    He's lying and when Investigators find out, shut this weirdo DOWN.

    2 men accost him in DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. No witnesses or video of it occurring. These 2 have their NOOSE AND BLEACH READY! Scratch you up lol and leave with a MAGA COUNTRY.It's too much!

    This dude is seeking ATTENTION. #Facts

  • Ronnie Hill

    FINALLY, the sleepin masses are awakenin to ALL THE LIES bein feed to them to DIVIDE THEM! SMH!! All of the shyt feed to you are lies....WAKE UP FROM UR TV PROGRAMMIN!!!

  • Dainese

    Bleach in your eyes gonna do more than that. For SURE. And how you just sitting with bleach on your face waiting for the cops to come?? I'm not gonna say hes lying.. but.. um.. gimme some more facts.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    I agree..When they said he was beat up, I could believe that but when they added the extras like the rope, bleach and MAGA HAT, it made me start to wonder ?

  • leapyearpisces

    ....baby, sweatergawd I fell and slipped straight into that twat!!! C'mon you know you cooked fried chicken last night and some grease got on the floor...man that grease stuck to my shoes and next thing I know I was all up in your 3rd. cousin...now that I think about it...IT'S your fault that I slipped into cousin...whatchu think I got you that swiffer wetjet for Chrismus foe???

  • Li-Wright

    To repeat someone in the message board: Who goes walking in -25 degree weather to go to Subway, why not order through Grub Hub or Ubereats? Room delivery?

  • Li-Wright

    He has to give an excuse for the scratches on his face. If he fought the guys off, there should be dna. There are hundreds of surveillance cams in downtown Chicago. This story gets weirder by the minute.
    BTW, he flew to LA the next day and appeared at the Troubadoor. Look....if you're so shaken up and beat up, you would cancel your appearance and assist the police.

  • Keekz

    We're moving into the Age Of Aquarius . Everything in the dark with be revealed.
    Give up the ghost Jussie.

  • Keekz

    Yes, post brutal attack.

  • Keekz

    I think that's the biggest stretch.

  • Trace da Ace

    pass...

  • T Willis

    Maybe he needed fresh air ?????
    Who’s under investigation here?! Lol

  • T Willis

    It was a premeditated attack, hello?! It says the studios received death threats for Jussie. They sent him letters saying they were going to kill him. Of course they brought “props” like a rope and bleach. Why do folks look for reasons to disprove racist attacks! These cacs are crazy f*ckers who lack logic and ingenuity. This was meant to scare Jussie and send a message to the rest of us! We have to take these situations more seriously.

  • Keekz

    His story is ?, not because he's gay, but because it doesn't make sense. However, I blame Lee Daniels, because he publicized the story.

  • NeverSurprised

    The video is of two people walking down the steeet. There isn't a SINGLE THING in the video to support his claim that he was attacked. NOTHING.
    .
    If a white woman claimed two black men assaulted her and submitted as proof a video of the men walking down the street, ALONE, with her nowhere in sight, would you accept that as sufficient PROOF that she was telling the truth?

  • Sean

    This story is not about me. I'm not Jussie, his attackers or an investigator. The point of what I had to say is that the public rushes to judgment, often times will very little information. The assumption is being made is that everything that is known has been made public. It is important to understand that someone being a person of interest does not mean that are guilty or even being accused of anything. It simply means they may have information to move the investigation forward to whatever conclusion it reaches. I just want black people to support black people consistently.

  • Sean

    I'm not here to defend Jussie. I don't know him and don't have any skin in this game. To fact check though - his appearance at Troubadoor is scheduled for this Saturday. Whether he should or shouldn't cancel or will or won't appear is not for me to say. I understand there are some opinions and arguments for every position.

  • Sean

    Trump Tower sits in the middle of River North. While Chicago may be overwhelmingly liberal, let's not pretend that there are millions of visitors and residents in and around the Chicago area who are racists, sexists, homophobic or just plain bored and stupid.

  • AListDiva29

    So he couldn't get room service or delivery @ 2am in a big city? Sounds like he went to meet for sex and something went wrong! Unless he was set up because the people saw him in advance and knew where he was going. Everything just doesn't add up!

  • free

    just take the L...unless he was cheating on somebody and had to explain it away somehow.

  • Sherry Dauphine

    Correction
    "Mad" not Made

  • MsChocCookie

    A possible dick transaction that went wrong? IJS LOL

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    That's what I'm saying!! The hell he doing walking around Chicago at 2am???? people from Chicago don't even do that!!!! Then my other question is bro Subway he better download UberEats???????????????????

  • Keekz

    Where’s the sympathy and or outrage for Ed Buck’s victims. The comments are a consequence of his team putting out a not so thought out tale. IMO

  • Taj

    Nah boo . All evidence points to this being a hoax. I'll wait while you view the updated story here on Sandy's page. ?

  • Sean Tenety

    Police as of today are now looking at it as a fraudulent claim,as evidenced by their statements that they tracked him going home with no incident evidenced.

  • john doe

    Supposedly! He was beaten by 2 thugs and all he got is a little scratch.

  • Midnight

    I’ll go out on a limb and say JS sent that ridiculous note to the Empire set and then followed through with the threats, HIMSELF. I don’t think this was a hookup gone wrong. This was an orchestrated plan carried out by JS. Beginning with the hate note, every action fell perfectly into place. Coincidence? Lol Scratch under the eye? Lol. How about bleach in the eyes? Even bleach on the skin (or an unknown liquid!!) any normal person is IMMEDIATELY stripping their clothing off and washing their skin. So his eyes were spared even a drop of an unknown chemical? Wow he’s lucky! But again, ANYONE would flush their eyes JIC. JUSSIES eyes looked crystal clear in that hospital photo.