Jussie Smollett

Police may have a break in the Jussie Smollett case. Investigators have identified the retailer that sold the rope worn by the Empire actor after he was allegedly attacked by two masked men in Chicago late last month.

Police are now visiting every retailer where the rope was sold to obtain video surveillance of the customer who purchased the rope.

.@Chicago_Police say they've ID'd retailers of the rope found on #JussieSmollet & are now visiting every store in the city 2 check surveillance 2 see who bought it," tweeted Fox 32 anchor Rafer Weigel on Thursday.

Weigel also reported police obtained new video footage from a red light camera in the area of the condo.

Weigel was criticized by social media activists who accused him of repeating whatever his police sources tell him.

Smollett, 36, told detectives he was attacked by 2 masked men after he left a Subway restaurant around 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 29.

Smollett said the men recognized him as the character Jamal Lyon on the Fox hip-hop soap opera Empire, and they shouted, "Aren't you that fa**ot" Empire ni**er?"

He claimed they punched him, poured bleach on him and looped a rope around his neck.

Smollett's behavior after the alleged attack raised suspicions. Police say Smollett will be charged with filing a false police report if they determine he lied.

  • smartchickfl

    "If" he lied? ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I think he was involved in a domestic dispute with someone he was seeing. That's just my own personal opinion. I don't believe he was attacked. I have no facts but something just doesn't seem right.

  • Rayscoty

    Ms. Smollett will you just tell the truth..

    I still cant find the ingredients to be Blacker and Gayer..

  • LYRICS

    We still speaking on this fictional possible Netflix special? It has to be! Then there will be some video surveillance of some mystery man in said store and he will resemble Jussie! KMT! Ya'need'mo'ppl Jussie!

  • Topic Influencer

    I have nothing.

  • http://www.instagram.com/yeuphonic @yeuphonic

    I'd like to see video of him in the subway. What did he order? Was it on Italian toasted? Which condiment combination? What sammich was it? I'd like to try the gay pac foot long myself. No bs.
    Also would like to see if he kept low profile? or Take selfies with fans who then alerted the non mugging muggers? Or was it the staff?

  • iWasteTime

    More evidence!? but ...

  • Sushi

    This again, let me back out slowly.

  • Logan Roberts

    Oh goodie the saga continues ??

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Naw this has to be deeper than that because he went through too much to cover it up. It's something he doesn't want us to know and my money is on a hook up gone wrong, idk what it is with gay guys but they love random dyck! The guy he hooked up with was probably a gay basher posing as a gay man wanting a hook up.

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

    Ok, I tried but now I'm getting tickled ?????

  • Phillybruh

    I thought this was over.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL right! I can't even say much no more.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LMAO! This gif is my feeling exactly!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Oh wow see that would be an unexpected spin. But I hear that the DV cases in male gay relationships are some of the craziest and most severe. One of my best friends is gay and the stories he tells me about DV cases he's heard about is wild.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    An alleged hate crime against a celebrity?

    This will never be over.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    You know what!?! LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LMAOOOOO!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    THIS!!!

  • Guest

    Ok. I'm back. Can we get a post about the 5 kids that murdered that Nashville singer for his car. Youngest one 12. We tired of Jussie azz!

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LMAO! everyone's feelings regarding this story resemble my own!

  • http://www.kanzahsays.com ThatNigerianGirl

    Oh lawd! It gets more interesting.

  • jwoo250

    OMG I saw that. they were 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. They look like babies. Lord have mercy. I be trying to tell my kids watch who they hang with.

  • jwoo250

    lmao, I'm on the damn floor.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I can believe it. Gay folks are crazy as hell! I'm bi sexual so I'm not gay bashing but I know some folks and they all have battle wounds to show for there craziness, stab wounds on their face and head all kinds of stuff, that's why when my straight friends get dogged out by men they be like maybe I need to date woman and I'm like I promise you the grass IS NOT greener on the other side gay woman are crazy jealous and controlling unlike you have ever seen. for me, I just dip over to the other side just enough to have some fun no relationships for me. lol

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Geesh!????? ...Solve this MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY already! ?

  • jwoo250

    Lmao.. Me neither. Let me find out he purchased the rope. Or better yet his manager bought it...lol

  • Jordan’s Memory

    OMG that's terrible who is the singer?

  • JV

    he held on to the sandwich and took it home after being assaulted ("assaulted" we'll see) so it must've been pretty good ;)

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL!

  • jwoo250

    This taking too long to solve because the two people don't exist. I can't wait until the surveillance camera at the store show he bought the damn rope. Or Lee Daniels himself bought it.

  • Blak

    and of course they were all black. Sigh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This much confusion???? .... it's some lies here and I ain't got the energy for this cat .... chile. ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Didn't even think about that smh ....

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Well if he did buy it he better use it to hang up his career because the LGBT community is gonna rip him a new one if this turns out to be true.

  • Rayscoty

    All them unsolved murders in Chicago and they wasting time on a fake attack...

  • Topic Influencer

    He ordered a schlong on white

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaoooooo......yew wrong...so why am I crackin up?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Hell they might say the pressures of being gay caused him to act out!and proclaim him an hero

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Were they able to view the surveillance tape before it was taped over?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I need to goggle this. what's his name?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Is he trying to promote something aside from this victimhood shyt .... cause I'm over it... does this cat got an album out ..... is empire bout to start ... what cause this is some kinda distraction here ...... that ain't believable https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ef12b51db9d80cb3921f067fbdb87e1bb2bd9ebe3df2611bc6342b3869872a5.gif where are we going with this .... to catch his side piece for beating this cat azz what????

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ut oh....I may have to apologize to Smollet...cuz I swore he was line

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ... cause smhhh

  • TeeJay

    Exactly

  • TeeJay

    Good. The truth is coming out!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I see the Chicago PD is dedicating all these resources to an assault case, where the man ended up with a scratch on his face. Do they spend the same resources and manpower on all these murder cases we see in the city?

  • leapyearpisces

    and leap flatlines___________________________________________
    LOLOLOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If they check his credit card statement and see a line that says:
    Home Depot ... 1 Pkg of rope ... $6.99

    ... then it'll be pretty much a wrap.

  • leapyearpisces

    what a tangled web we weave.......

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What if he is the one on surveillance footage buying the rope?

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  • Ni Ni

    Here we go again with Jussie and his tall tales?.

  • Ni Ni

    I think he's on drugs

  • Ni Ni

    Omg, and it's black history month?.

  • sunni_daze

    That's what I'm thinking.

  • Navybeans95

    I think he lied to get attention/publicity for his little show he had recently.. some of these celebrities think that ANY publicity is good...glad I stopped drinking the kool-aid years ago...don't understand "fans" of celebrities or sports...

  • iWasteTime

    What if he isn't?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Surely he's seen at least 1 episode of Forensic Files?

  • wigmon68

    Still a lot of different possibilities. Seems like being attacked by racist, homophobes is the least likely of those possibilities (if they went to all that trouble to be out in the cold to stalk him, they ain't gonna leave him with just a scratch on his cheek), but I guess it is a possibility.

  • sunni_daze

    When we weave to deceive.

  • the guest

    Jussie needs to tell the truth before it’s found out.

  • Pamela

    They better get Joe Kenda on this case ASAP. He'll solve this mystery in 3 2 1. #ID channel.

  • the guest

    The WHITE gays will destroy him. If he were white they would stand by him and blame the lie on depression or something. But Jussie will get no forgiveness or excuse.

  • wigmon68

    Then police will have someone to talk to. To be clear, they've supposedly identified the retailer that sells the rope, not the location the rope was purchased at or when. Could be dozens of people over the past months. Since his main residence isn't in Chicago, I doubt they are going to find him making the purchase in a Chicago store.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He on something calling himself da new pac .... definitely sniffing something

  • Mielle Downey

    Deray is still wearing that same blue vest?

  • MsChocCookie

    The plot thickens.......Dicks and Drugs, take 3 LOL

  • Vonn
  • Look@m3

    Wait no one got killed and they are searching every store for a rope....Did I miss something? I mean I know its a crime...you know what nevermind....

  • bemetoo

    yes 2 girls and 3 boys.. 12 year old girl 13 year old boy 14-girl 15-boy 16-boy.. sad to rob some 24 year old yt boy...stole his wallet and chevy truck to go to walmart

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Lawd LMAO...Dicks & Drugs tho...Im done for the day...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololololol!!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld
  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL right! this disney story got too many twists!

  • Carla
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Will they find the two men in the video???
    Will FOX cancel Empire when the truth is revealed???
    Will Jussie finally admit to searching for bussy at 2:00AM???
    Will Lee Daniels stop being so damn close in people faces when talking to them???
    Find out next time on DragonBall Z....

  • Meme

    ??

  • 2gr8ful

    News again??? I wonder if they could also trace the chemicals in the bleach thrown to the bottle it came from and store it was purchased from? I mean they are tracing ropes and sandwiches why not? Smh...

  • Carla

    Kyle Yorlets

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    way too many!!!!

  • Guest

    He is a white Nashville singer. I think the group is called Caverton or something. I just can't over how this generation of chirren have no regards for human life at all. They all need a time out. Like for real.

  • Rayscoty

    Was it Clorox with Febreze or Family dollar brand ?

  • Carla

    I was hoping they weren't, but then I saw the mugshots of three of them. Bad bastards!

  • 2gr8ful

    Forensic files was my show! Now they have First 48, Snapped and Fatal Attraction lol. Girl this investigation is as big as a murder and thankfully one died.

  • Fire & Ice

    Chillllllldddddd they're going forensic files on that behind ???

  • Dee Mitchel

    Yep he brought the rope instead of a sub samich

  • Mike Smith

    The noose is tightening.

  • Li-Wright

    This is another strange one. HOW do you id rope? Does rope have the make and model on it?

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • Fire & Ice

    You know what ???

  • free

    dead...revive me.

  • KLo

    his lying ass is going down

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The chemical makeup of the rope. Every company will manufacture their rope a little different, so they'll all look different under a microscope.

  • KLo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29e0b82b5d7b062b2a1c01020c29d961be6d103e3f57fbcfa432cb92a0d57878.gif JS know damn well he is lying. I believe it was a grindr date that went bad. When the truth comes out, he's DONE. I mean his career is so OVER you wouldn't believe

  • Fire & Ice

    Technology is so advance now, they can figure all kinds of stuff out. I've seen murders solved on forensic files, with just a few sprinkles of sand. Yes, saaannnddd of all things.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I'm logging off everything till Monday. I don't want to hear nothing bout it?

  • Patricia

    they examine the fibers and patterns and all that. ive only known them to conduct this type of extensive investigation for dead presidents and stuff. im surprised theyre doing it for him

  • Shani

    not on DragonBall...!!!

  • SeannaPaula

    I don't understand why they keep dragging this thing out showing his face every other day, a mean the man didn't even suffer a pinch, was not robbed, still had his cell phone and his food, what is the motive behind this...? When according to the news folks get killed daily in Chicago, wouldn't they have murders to solve, I don't get it at all, and of course no one deserves to be mugged or beaten but dude seem fine

  • DroneRivers

    I love how they're keeping us in the loop. All these constant updates are so exciting! /sarcasm
    I have nothing for this Jussie mess.
    I just want them and all other police departments to keep this same energy when they shoot/tase/harass/brutalize an unarmed Black person. Don't hide behind no wall of silence then. Stay just as forthcoming with them facts!

  • Peace

    They stated in the initial phase the rope was straight out the bag. As in brand new. What did he tell the hospital doctor what happened? This guy can sing dance perform his butt off. Why just why this drama? Chicago PD gone crack this case.

  • BaileyBlue17

    When that surveillance video come back showing him at the store...I hope it ain't so. This is better than a game of Clue. Mrs Tinkle did it in the library with a candlestcik. LOL

  • Peace

    Yes. This will end Empire. Jussie is the Headliner. Fox prolly got the Final episode on deck with Jamal being attacked in the dark in freezing artic temperatures, and fade to black like the Sapranos. ?

  • BaileyBlue17

    Pun intended. Lol

  • Peace

    Oooooooooh. Savage

  • facingrealit1

    For those asking why Chicago Police is dedicating so much time to this one crime the answer is simple - the police know that Liberals hate them. You have Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and many other left-leaning groups that are calling for the killing of police (i.e., Kapernick). As such, the police would do anything to throw a little lying "justice" in their face. They know Jussie was not attacked and they will spend every dollar they have proving it!

  • Peace

    Naw. The club he performed at in West Hollywood have lines stretched all the way to Beverly Hills to get in. He a hot ticket or was.
    Hope he not lying. It really puts the whole cast in a bad light like the Rosanne fiasco. What you do on the dark shall come to the light.

  • SG

    ??????

  • abby500

    The rope that Jussie the Pussie WORE??? Like wore like a coat or a suit? Sandra is so shady and I’m here for it.

  • Mielle Downey

    After he complained that the planet of the apes movies mocked his style.

  • Chicagowise

    They know he's lying. Now, they are working overtime to prove it, so they can file charges against Jussie.

  • Passion

    Has he seen or heard one news story on TV or SM, police are solving cases with DNA, forensics and video cameras all the time! He can’t be that stupid

  • 2gr8ful

    I know right ??

  • Jamier Bright

    I CAN'T STAAANNNNDD YOUUUU!!!!!!!!!!! Not Dragon Ball Z...... I'm cryin

  • Mona Lisa

    Hopefully they don’t reveal him buying the rope at the cash register on the surveillance video. Sorry I am not buying this dudes story. Was out cruising for dack and got caught up.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    he's going to have to go into hiding over this one. Jussie, you've should've just returned to your hotel, sat there and ate your food. We've all had to do a walk of shame after a pleasurable one night stand trist. Why bro? Why this?

    They are either putting the story together to charge him or the cpd's working with hollywood to film a re-enactment to take the heat off Jussie. They will not find who attacked him because it didn't happen.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    no you won't. Sis got into it with trade. case solved.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    I agree, one day I was out eating and a crowd of gay men came in, all of them had fresh, deep scratches all over their faces and necks. They was talking about how they were fighting each other the night before. They are rough!! lol

  • Cleo

    They're "dragging it out" because he's a lying race baiter who tried to use the FBI and the CPD to advance his agenda and his career.
    He needs to be exposed as the scam artist he is.

  • Cleo

    At least Smollett will enjoy prison...
    All that man on man action should be right up his aisle.

  • Mister Fantastic

    He got attacked by Ninjas?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They're dragging it out because Chicago is a Democratic stronghold. The CPD know he lied.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They're dragging it out because Chicago is a Democratic stronghold. The CPD know he lied.

  • Hannah Blind

    i.e. lmao.

  • Dainese

    Fibers.

  • Lolly Asher

    This is a job for Columbo.

  • A Car This Fine

    I was a mile away that night, an hour before, and it was 20 below zero. I
    don't believe this nonsense for a moment. More like his manager was at
    his place, so he decided to go to Subway to use their bathroom for a
    little auto-erotic asphyxiation w/his “noose” (brand new clothesline,
    LOL!) passed out, scratched his cheek on toilet paper holder on his way
    down… Bathroom floor was probably just washed/sanitized and that’s how
    bleach got on his clothes. He gets back to his place, his manager sees
    what a mess he is so he makes up this elaborate tale cuz he can’t tell
    his manager what really happened… I think he lied to his manager and the manager was concerned so HE insisted Jussie call police and go to hospital. My theory is more plausible than his,and this “brutal beating” is an absolute joke. Chicago "MAGA Country", LOL!

    They need to prosecute him if the have evidence that he lied… I hope he
    paid for that rope w/his credit card! Thank God his sandwich survived!

  • Logan Roberts

    So Scooby doo & em still haven't solved this mystery ?

  • speakinmymind

    ??

  • Gail Swearngin

    Given the "tension" between black people and police officers, why would jussie request that the cops turn off their body cams? The violence ensued is practically the reason why cops have them in the first place.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Right....Or matlock!

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  • Alicia.Ashe

    They don’t

  • Soon2BWife

    What white races watches Empire to even recognize him at night, in the dark in below zero temps?????

  • dontgetblocked

    With all the murders in Chicago, the police are still spending time on this make believe tale. That sweet nygga told a dramatic lie. Investigation over!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Now he should be charged???

  • CPA

    This is genius!!!!????

  • Ms Thang

    I really hope it’s not him or anybody affiliated with him.

  • abby500

    Oooweee

  • WiseGui

    This is a psyop on the American public being used to advance a Liberal agenda. When something is repeatedly shoved in your face you eventually begin to accept it as the truth.

  • WiseGui

    C’mon Forensic Files. My favorite show.

  • abby500

    I cannot understand why he would concoct this story when he didn’t have to say anything

  • WiseGui

    Don’t forget Web of Lies where they use forensics dealing in computers and internet and social media to crack cases

  • leapyearpisces

    Brav-freaking-O!!!!!!

  • leapyearpisces

    Waynent!!! Don't leave out Angela Lansbury, or Jake and the Fatman!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    If he made this up and they putting this stuff out they playing with him ?? his stomach prolly tore up

  • Overpower Radio

    The bleach didn't injure him? I'm thinking during a violent altercation, maybe some got in his face/eyes. Was the color faded on the clothes he was wearing? How much bleach was poured on him? I hate to call him a liar, and not really know if he was a victim, but it all sounds like some made up sh**.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Sherlock Holmes and Watson ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They gay ninja that lee Danelle hired to take his place

  • Peter Nels Fredrickson

    boost sales of his new album and boost ratings for the empire show that are tanking, it's a win, win and with the political climate media and the masses are eating all this sh*t up

  • Fire & Ice

    Mine too! I know it's old but I don't care ?

  • Peppermint Patty

    Sho u right!....murder she wrote was the shhhh

  • Applebootay

    You Know whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You sir, have issues....LOL

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    If this boy lying a swear!!! All this tax paying money going into this investigation.

  • hutije

    Kamala Harris.

  • Tim_Beee

    You'd think Affirmative-Americans would show some appreciation when given such great opportunities compared to their counterparts, and yet they're more disgruntled and entitled than ever.

    Maybe it's time to stop subsidizing such basket cases?

  • Coach

    And to denigrate Trump supporters

  • Aventus

    I'd like to meet any dumb SOB who actually thought this story was true?

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  • mayorofshadyvil

    I was with you on the weather part of the story lol! Also I REALLY think you’re on to something with the “explanation got out of hand” theory. He was at the club, got snuck in the face for cheating, and went home in the cold forgetting about the nick on his face. This embarrassingly delays the filming of his popular show and jeopardizes his upcoming projects. He thought quick on his feet and next thing you know BOOM the manager is calling the cops for him! Hold my beer CPD.

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