Jussie Smollett

Chicago police doubt Jussie Smollett's claim that he is the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime perpetrated in their city. But if you're waiting for police to charge the Empire star for filing a false report, don't hold your breath.

According to Mediaite, investigators are nearly in unanimous agreement that Smollett's story is not true. And that even news media outlets in Chicago don't believe his story.

Investigators pored over hundreds of hours of video footage along the route Smollett took from a Subway restaurant to a luxury high-rise condo. They could not find a single frame that shows the alleged attack.

Mediaite suggests that police are hesitant to charge Smollett - and journalists are afraid to report the truth - because Smollett checks the boxes on the all-important diversity and inclusion list: he is half-Black, liberal and openly homosexual.

"The first thing you need to understand about this situation is that, because of Smollett’s persona and the nature of his allegation, no one in law enforcement or the news media wants any part of publicly questioning his story. Everyone knows that if they make any sort of negative implication against a black, gay, liberal, celebrity, victim of a horrible hate crime, that they will be roundly and severely attacked, regardless of whether they turn out to be correct."

Mediate theorizes that Smollett, 36, is protected by a "PC Force Field" that includes top cops, politicians and news media outlets in heavily Democratic Chicago.

"It is very obvious that if one major news outlet in Chicago had the guts to be the first to openly discredit Smollett’s story, the others would soon follow the leader. But because the risk of being wrong in this situation..., there is just no incentive to take that dive until and unless the police finally make a definitive statement."

One police source told a reporter that Smollett still refuses to turn over his phone records to confirm his story. The source said Smollett told investigators he couldn't be without his phone for several hours.


  • jazmine

    Why does he need to turn over his phone for “hours” can’t he just ask Verizon for the call log? They have the time and amount of minutes spent on each call

  • Appplesauce

    They need to make him pay for wasted hours and resources. So many people wasted their time wishing him well when it was all a lie. There is entirely too much crime in Chicago that these officers could have been used for.

  • Dun Dilly

    They don't HAVE to charge him. Social Media will handle the rest of this nonsense.

  • Alextra Ballard

    We all new Smollet was line.....shidt just didn't make sense.....it didn't make sense then and it don't make sense now. Lee Daniels cum get ya boi!!!!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Ugh this is not helping my headache.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Tiffany Miller

    This is a miscarriage of JUSTICE!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Exactly but its prosecutor's job to subpoena Verizon or whatever carrier...

  • Coy little wink

    Are u ok?

  • Blak

    No they need to charge his ass and set an example quick

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f810f9dcac935e19c5cd01c08f3297b7f95d43412be1355598b96703fee26e5.gif Most folks with good sense know it's a damn lie .... probrably trying to find someone to take the fall for this ... ain't no telling what's behind this sick twisted lie cry

  • RaginB

    I say charge him...they want equal rights don’t they?!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile that so-called attack ain neva made sense...sounded more like a script. Smollet got some splanin tew dew.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He ain't gone ever admit it .... he need to just gon on ...... But I see his azz now https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • BingBangBoom

    Stone him!
    Lets end his rise once for all... making Gays look bad. What he thought?

  • DroneRivers

    So many things about the story didn't make sense from jump. But they can't charge him without proof.
    And they better keep that same energy when we unanimously doubt the next police shooting of an unarmed person was because they "feared for their life".

  • Lianna Wright

    He doesn't have to turn over his phone. All the PD needs to do is download his data and text messages.....his gps information. That takes minutes. Smollett is full of it. Toldja.

  • Mike Jones

    This really pisses me off. No one should be immune from justice. Been saying for years all this PC stuff is gonna catch up w is one day and this is a perfect example. If he made it up, he needs to be charged like any of the rest of us. Blacks in Chicago should be upset, that he even made up this bs story and played them. Unfortunately many have no problem turning to hypocrisy, if it serves a purpose. Like are we really just supposed to pretend that this didn't happen and this dude is lying.

  • BingBangBoom

    But was it worth the ticket sales to his show? I don't think Taraji even believed it the way she goes hard for that boy....

  • Ni Ni

    Yet they would charge Twan, the gay hair stylist from down the street if he lied like this. Talking bout "Be blacker" and his butt half white.

  • leapyearpisces

    so I guess it was him or LEEsa on the tape buying that rope, huh?

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    So, because he is a 'celebrity' no consequence for fibbing?
    I'm motherfu8king done.

  • TheOwley

    It's called celebrity privilege and the hypocrisy of the left. Gutless, ball-less, cowardice reigns supreme when people in charge fail to do the right and fair thing. This is just like the Virginia Lt. Gov. No calls for justice for his accusers because you believe all women yes, but bitch is not to be believed if they accuse a democrat.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiile fibbin?!?!?....that nugga told a bear-face lie

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Bye Jussie ?

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    you Shole is telling the truth. This Chit here is making me mad like a mug! I don't like this behavior not one bit.

  • Rayne

    If it were us lying we’d be on all milk cartons being discredited. ?

  • YellowSauce

    SMFGDH ...... It's like I hope he wasn't attacked but I also hope he didn't lie ... This is the stuff that has people going bonkers ... HAHAHAHAHA !!!! Life ..... You can't make this stuff up lol

  • xenaD

    ?

  • Topic Influencer

    Don't charge him. But charge him. Ie Make him PAY tho. Man hours spent looking for MAGAs... in non MAGA country

  • Alextra Ballard

    The only people I feel bad for are his family and the other folks who defended his line as.

  • friendofblog

    Don't forget that ghey part. THAT is the main reason he won't be charged.

  • friendofblog

    I said the same thing but noticed that she follows him but he doesn't follow her on IG. They used to always have posts and videos together but nothing as of last August/September. And she never once spoke about this until someone asked her the other day on the red carpet. Hmmm.....

  • kennedy220

    why? I got a ticket for kissing another guy...but I'm no celebrity. I bet it's the celebrity part only..for him.

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH. I told yall this was a hunt for drugs and bussy privileges gone TOTALLY WRONG.

  • Elevated Soul

    This lying hateful POS need to be charged with reporting a false crime. He lied on people who support President Trump for his own gain. No one did thing to that clown.

    I actually watched Empire but no more....

  • Elevated Soul

    They have not been cool for over a year now.... She is just doing damage control to make sure that check stay ready.

  • Marlika

    ????? Messy Jussie done slid down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol!!

    ( My grand pappy used to say this when we was about to get that ass really handed to us) ???

  • C Mack

    If he was a regular gay man he’d be punished.

  • Thingamajig

    Seriously!? So what y’all sayin... that the ???? lgbt mafia has that much “pull” over the police department for y’all not to do your job by charging him for making false claims! That’s a d@mn shame... let me start calling 911 and making false allegations and I don’t want to hear nathan/nada/zip/zero/ absolutely NOTHING.

  • Applebootay

    This is the same CPD squad that shot Jaquan MacDonald 19 times, 9 in the back and all lied to cover it up....so now we trusting them.. Fvck the Sources, Fvck the Police and Fvck this post.

  • dru and neil

    I had cousin going hard in the paint for him when this first happened. And now it’s crickets.

  • Logan Roberts

    Damn Jus-a-liar has pull like that? Who knew.

  • Applebootay

    That's why until they prove he's lying, then I believe him. I will be disappointed if he is lying...I still will never Trust CPD...evah!

  • Applebootay

    I'm still going strong too! LOL...

  • Applebootay

    They haven't proved he made a false claim...only sources says they doubt it...if he is proven to have lied...they will not hesitate to throw his black azz in jail...TRUST

  • BingBangBoom

    Interesting I was wondering what was up... Seems like she already had clues to step aside from this dude.

  • minkyfinky

    Grinder date gone wrong.

  • Scromes1212

    People trust the police word when it fits there narrative smh

  • EastCoastJ

    Sex or drugs hookup gone wrong and then, for some stupid reason, decided to claim the white racist attack thing.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Kavanaugh?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Come again? Where were you kissing him to get a ticket? In America?

  • TheOwley

    Kavanaugh what. She told her story and imo, she lied. These two women will never get in front of a congress let alone a judge to tell their story. Where are the pink pussycat hatters and Hollywood crashing doors and calling for his resignation. Crickets. He's a black democrat, the other is black and gay, you got the one in Minnesota who is black and muslims. ALL getting a huge pass. No word from Alyssa Milano and the other usual suspects. Like I said, selective persecution.

  • Chicagowise

    "It is very obvious that if one major news outlet in Chicago had the guts to be the first to openly discredit Smollett’s story, the others would soon follow the leader."

    At times like this, I wish I was still blogging, because I would rip little his @$$ to shreds.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    How much have they spent in taxpayer dollars, police overtime, etc.. having all these cops chase down this story? If it turns out to be a false claim, they should charge him.
    If it was you or me that did that, we would definitely get charged. No need to give him special treatment.

  • dontgetblocked

    His career is over. Even liberal Hollywood is falling back.

  • Elevated Soul

    I believe that Jussie made up this lie either at his own insistence or the fool was talked into it for more sinister reasons than even lying.

    You see:There was a guy who is Black & gay. Soros and Company used their money to try and MAKE him a LEADER of Black Democrats because they're the only ones who seem to need a leader.The guy name is DeRay McKesson but he was found to be a fraud for Soros.he was also divisive in Ferguson and a number of street soldiers in Ferguson died suspiciously..

    Many people know that Black Democrats love entertainers so much until they worship them,so Jussie was probably seen as "Black gay man who was likable and he is a supposed entertainer".Gays as many know are trying to "marry the self imposed gay struggle to the Black Struggle of 400 plus years" but this shyt actually backfired on Jussie and company.

  • Kimberly King

    For white people to think they are they superior race, they’re sure AF scared of everybody. They’re scared of blacks and other races, now they’re scared of the Gay Mafia. They know the Gay Mafia would attack if they charged Jussie’s lying ass.

  • kennedy220

    Lol yes. I'll never forget it. San antonio, Texas, cops pulled up on us while we were in the car kissing. Ticket was for homosexual conduct.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wow....

  • Dun Dilly

    All kinds of deep right here.

  • TwitterFingerz

    So... our 2 "suspects" on camera were indeed not suspects but homeless men outside minding their OWN got damn business? No footage of the attack still? Does he have any idea what block the attack happened on at least? We are truly back to square 1, or does square 1 even exist? Cut the bullshhh Jussie, what happened for real?

  • bemetoo

    They don’t want to charge him because if they do the truth will come out and it will show Jussie was assulted

  • GuestSTAR

    If the police don't come out publicly and say they haven't found any evidence to substantiate his claims, Hollywood will stand with him. There will always be doubt either way. Police should have a presser explaining how many hours of video they reviewed, how the two persons of intetest were homeless men, how they saw Jussie with his sandwich, IN HAND after the assault supposedly took place, etc, break it down brick by brick.....

  • Allihave2say

    I personally think he has a mental problem and is an attention seeker. He has leaked several stories about himself since starring on Empire to get media attention. Everyone dismissed it as promo for the show but it was really promo testing the feedback.

  • Allihave2say

    Raped?

  • Allihave2say

    It's the half white side their focusing on but they can't say that in public so they give the PC commentary. This is no different than them focusing on the half white half Mexican George Zimmerman.

  • Allihave2say

    They can't hold him financially responsible because investigation is what our tax dollars pay for. They must charge him criminally to pursue him civilly.

  • jujumanji

    Not to put too much energy in it but 2things: if his story isn't all true does that mean he deserves to be attacked hookup or otherwise ( cause he was clearly attacked)? And two does this mean cause an attack isn't recorded it didn't happen an justice shouldn't be served? If u get jumped or raped or whatever cuz there's no footage we should just ignore it?

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Went to a party with a few lawyers in attendance. One if them said his story was bunk. Said too many variables that couldn’t be proven.

  • Allihave2say

    If they focus on his regular black drop then, yes.

  • cGOmez

    smh

  • cGOmez

    shhhh ….that would kill the point of the ME TOO movement

  • cGOmez

    They are Tippy toeing his ass just as if he were a woman!

  • cGOmez

    they are treating him the same way when women lie and get a slap on the wrist

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    As I said when I was attacked the placed on my police report my demeanor after so their radar is already up....

  • wigmon68

    I'm failing to understand something. The police canvassed the area after the report and didn't find any evidence. bout 10 days later a newspaper out of new york decided to look around and found a bottle with a bleach like substance in it. Had the police searched this area before? was it near where smollett says the attack occurred?

    I know police aren't necessarily concerned with what the public is thinking during an investigation, but I'd think they would want to address the details of this finding.

  • wigmon68

    just curious how we "know" he was attacked? I've had more significant injuries wrestling around with my 6 year old.

    On the second point, I think everyone wants justice to be served, just that we don't really know what justice is at the moment. There is almost no physical description of the alleged attackers and police haven't seen anyone on video entering or leaving that area other than smollett at the time of the attack. I think its clear police aren't ignoring it, but how do you find someone when there isn't any evidence of those individuals existing?

  • Monica Lewinsky

    All democrats and republicans have called for Fairfax to step down, Jussie’s investigation is still on going, and Ilhan Omar spoke nothing but facts. Her wording was just terrible and also doesn’t have anything to do with your comparison. The outrage of Jussie and Fairfax seems to be consistent with the Kavanaugh hearing being that the majority of the public chooses to support the victims.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    at my old job them homosexuals talked a lot about how they like to get beat on

  • TheOwley

    Omar hates infidels and jews. Her religion dictates so. Right now she is doing enough to keep her job. I'm looking forward when shr and her sister introduce legislation for "safe FGM." I want to hear the feminists excuse for cutting girls down there. And let me be absolutely clear, I have no illusions about her and her ilk. That kind of hatred does not go away with a fake forced apology.

    If the liberals pursue these two in VA the way the did Kavanaugh, they would have both resigned by now. Let's not try to see-write history. Where are the pussyhatters and pebble rousers door breakers batshit crazies. Hmm. Makes me want to puke how they go hide. BTW, I believe these two women more than I do Dr. Ford for half a second.

    Jussie lied, imo. I have a feeling the cops already looked at his phone record otherwise they wouldn't be leaking this. But they will be willing to let him skate with the lie because it's bad optics to put a celebrity in prisons for lying about things that do happen in reality and which he has discredited with his mendacity. The next (real) victim will not get as much attention. Because of Gutless. Cowards.

  • currvalicious

    After Empire, it's a done deal

  • Jussjess25

    Lmfaaaooo really??

  • Alextra Ballard

    I ain neva in my life heard of a police department tawkin bout being 'afraid to charge' somebidy. It's a crime filing a false police report,and this is exactly wut Smollet line as did.

  • Blunted25

    They exhault themselves out of fear. Always have.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    Smollet actually did turn over his records but police said they were "limited and heavily redacted" and "insufficient to use in a criminal investigation". I read somewhere that he got mugged or something after a sex meetup from a gay dating app and concoted this story to avoid being embarrassed. This whole thing makes me think that rumor was true.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    They said they had searched that area and found nothing like that, so they are unsure about it being evidence to support his claims.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    Lol

  • jujumanji

    We know he was attacked cause there's photographic evidence of his injuries. Which btw was good enough for majority of people to call Chris Brown (sorry Chris) a woman beater cause they saw a pic of RhiRhi after she lost a fight she admittedly started. So you see pics of jussie clearly hurt but brush it off cause why? And there are physical descriptions of the alleged attackers and witnesses. I hope u do more research outside a gossip site with "sources" from other "sources." B4 u comment. But apparently not. Keep it cute. And once again about video I ask- if there is no video of your attack does it mean it didn't happen? If a tree falls in the forest and just cause your nosy ass ain't see it or hear it, that means it didn't fall?

  • jujumanji

    ?

  • The Chosen 1.

    Exactly. You don't need a scientist to explaini that to police.

  • The Chosen 1.

    You are on point with that. I would hate to be him.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Police dont need his phone, its a criminal investigation. The can get all cell records and all text to include the deleted ones directly from the cell company.

    Police have requested a follow up interveiw as part of the investigation and wish to go over new information collected, Jussie has so far- refused and lawyered up.

    I believe they have already requested his phone records directly from the cell company. I also believe he was using an App to communicate, celebrities and drug dealers have been using encrypted Apps to communicate, often the owners of the Apps are overseas companies and the data they host is on overseas computer networks this makes it almost impossible for police without Federal help to gain access. They believe he lied they need those records to prove it, the problem its a crime where known one was seriously hurt and nothing was stolen.

  • WiseGui

    Correction, YOU think he was attached. Don’t speak for the entire world.

    No admissible evidence exist except for that clothes line rope he put around his neck and that paper cut below his eye which would be laughable in a court of law. You can’t even call the two random people they found walking in that video footage as evidence since they did not fit his very detailed description of what they wore. In a court of law if you cannot prove it then it didn’t happen.

    Your straw man logic is just as laughable as this concocted made for TLC drama.

  • Prettybrowneound35

    When this first came out, I expected him to be beat the fuq up. You got jumped by two men, and all you got was a scratch under the eye?

  • sunni_daze

    They just realized what we all knew.

  • Stationarity

    Right! I have never heard of them being afraid to either.

  • Stationarity

    No he doesn’t deserve to be attacked after a hookup but if that is what happened he should have been forthcoming about it instead of making up a story.

    I don’t think that it’s a case of it cannot be true if it wasn’t recorded, even though I get that feeling too from peoples comments. I think it’s a case of, if the victim says it happened at Place B at X o’clock and there are five cameras at Place B and none of them show anything happening at X o’clock then something is off.

    I agree with all of your points though and think it’s a very slippery slope. People need to remember and apply the same logic as they challenge the veracity of all events, not just events they agree with.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I know why they aint charging him...because he is on Empire that helps with the tax dollars in Chicago and gives young actors who want to be extras a chance to work...its all about the money being brought in not that fact that he wasted police hours for a damn phantom...

  • wigmon68

    Again, we don't know he was "attacked". We know he had a scratch on his face and said he had a bruise. There are many ways that can happen and as I mentioned, I've sustained worse injuries playing with my 6 year old.

    My question is, what evidence is there of an attack?

    Physical description from the police report says that one attacker was a male with average height. No description of race or any identifying marks other than wearing black. No physical description at all (height, weight, race, gender) of the second attacker, only that they were wearing black.

    In answer to your last question, of course an attack can occur without it being on video, just like injuries can be sustained without an attack having occurred which is why I ask what evidence there is of an attack.

    To be clear, I am not saying an attack did or didn't occur. I don't know if police know or not, but with information thats been released, there is no way anyone can say with certainty whether an attack occurred. Police have said that they were able to follow Smollett leaving the Subway to his apartment building. They initially said he goes off video for less than a minute, then appears again walking through the lobby past security guards as if everything was normal. They've since said they have found additional video, but haven't stated how much if any of that sub minute gap has been covered, but have said that not only have that not seen any video evidence of an attack, they have said they haven't seen any evidence of anyone entering or leaving the area Smollett says the attack occurred.

    I believe victims should be given some benefit of the doubt which is why an investigation should and is occurring. They shouldn't be given the benefit of all doubt which is why police should be looking at all possibilities.

  • SpillyNillie

    Jussie is hair goals...alls I got...

  • wigmon68

    Yeah, two men who supposedly hate blacks, gays and liberals and take the time to stalk Smollett in frigid temperatures carrying around a rope for a hanging and bleach for what ever reason, not even knowing whether he'd be in town and the only visible injury they inflict on him is a scratch on the cheek?

    I think its possible some sort of attack occurred. It takes a huge leap of faith to believe the story happened as it was reported.

  • wigmon68

    If the first part is true (and I am agreeing with the basic premise that this is what police have said), then how did the bottle get there a week or so after police had searched the area? Seems either police complete missed a piece of evidence that a single out of town newspaper reporter was able to find, or someone planted the bottle in order to try and bolster the case.

  • Banka

    Well i guess that would be a reason to bend the truth !!

  • Stacey J

    I'm sorry but this story never sounded quite right...I don't know if it was a hook up gone bad or a horrible publicity stunt but I don't think we know the real story of what happened here...or the why...why would they even think they would need to cover up anything or need the publicity...nobody is really checking for Jussie Smollett...

  • Stacey J

    I think with the Chicago PD's history with racism and the political climate in Chicago right now combined with the publicity this story is getting they are trying to be careful so they don't come out looking bad...but in this case I don't think too many people who would push back on them...this story has always sounded off.

  • WiseGui

    Empire ratings are plummeting. It makes perfect sense why they would orchestrate this. Most people don't even know what a Jussie Smollet is. Now literally everyone is talking about this hoax.

  • Allihave2say

    Either he's mentally ill and attention seeking or this lie was concocted to detract from the real truth. Perhaps as they said, he was look for a "date" or "drugs" it went wrong, he feared people would hear about and fabricated this story.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    Sounds like they're insuating it was planted imo

  • https://www.facebook.com/miesha.weststrong Miesha West-Strong

    Lol. Let me find out people going to the scene and placing bleach props in hot sauce bottles.

  • Mike Burger

    REALLY? This happens with black criminals all the time, the cops "decline to press charges" because they're scared of riots...do you live in a cave?

  • Mike Burger

    He's a lying, white hating SCUMBAG who needs to be charged with a HATE CRIME and thrown in prison !

  • Stationarity

    Give me ten examples that happened within the last year?

  • Mike Burger

    You're only defending him because he's black. You know Damn well he made this crap up !!

  • Stationarity

    And even ten examples for the entire US doesn’t constitute “all the time”.

  • Mike Burger

    There is no way you actually believe it....you just defend him because he's black. You know it's a hoax you white hating idiot !

  • Mike Burger

    What? It's YOU "people" who are always lying and crying about "racism" ! You're ALWAYS pretending to be victims, whites are just acknowledging the REALITY that many blacks are violent criminals ! Gtfoh....

  • Mike Burger

    You're illiterate....no surprise !

  • Mike Burger

    Black privilege !

  • Mike Burger

    Thanks for proving how completely delusional black people are.

  • Mike Burger

    You're illiterate....OF COURSE

  • Mike Burger

    Good ! You think he should get away with it, just because he's black. Screw you AND that liar !

  • Mike Burger

    Because you're a fool with an IQ OF 75.

  • Mike Burger

    You're insane. And you wonder why EVERY OTHER RACE hates you guys !

  • Mike Burger

    Too bad you didn't get the "Muslim treatment" for sodomites.....

  • Mike Burger

    Enough that's it's not a surprise. Even ONE example of a white person acting even a tiny bit racist is enough for you guys to say we are ALL racists, though, huh?

  • Mike Burger

    I'm not here to educate you. I'm telling the truth, do your own research !

  • kennedy220

    Like I haven't heard that one before. Can you Come up with something funny at least?

  • Stationarity

    Who is “you”? Mike Burger you have never read a comment where I say as much.

  • Stationarity

    It’s your claim. Not mine. I am not researching your claim. I understand... you don’t have evidence and you are one that speaks without having evidence and thinks that the line “I’m not here to educate you” will work. My 15 year old son even knows to have his evidence for his claims.

    Have a good day. No need to waste anymore time since you don’t believe in substantiating your claims.

  • Kimberly King

    I’m not reading this. You’re just gonna her blocked. IDGAF what the media and society says: White people are beneath us. Nasty scoundrels.

  • bemetoo

    i really dont care but say it is true he got jump by 2 white men who pretended to be gay then what? i like yt meat bihh

  • Applebootay

    Ok...Mike DackWAD...2 people were arrested...FvK Boy...and you probably wonder why noone likes you. HATER!

  • Blunted25

    Says the person who doesn’t know the definition of illiterate.

  • Dick Steel

    In yo imagination

  • Dick Steel

    My little sis could whip yo

  • Dick Steel

    Yo be it!

  • Dick Steel

    You got that right!

  • Kimberly King

    That’s facts, peasant.