Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett has turned over his phone records to the Chicago police to help them with their investigation into the timeline of his alleged attack. But police say the records he turned over are incomplete and redacted.

The 35-year-old openly homosexual actor was allegedly assaulted outside his friend's luxury high rise condominium on Jan. 29. He claims he was beaten by two masked men, who allegedly poured a chemical substance over him and tied a noose around his neck while yelling racial and homophobic slurs.

Police launched an intense investigation into the crime, assigning over a dozen investigators to work the alleged hate crime. But investigators publicly revealed that Jussie refused to hand over his phone records to help them with the timeline of his allegations.

On Monday, a representative for the Chicago P.D. revealed that they finally received the phone records that they requested 2 weeks ago.

"Chicago Police received limited and redacted phone records from the victim," the Chicago PD said in a statement on Monday. "These records will be analyzed by detectives and we will be in contact with the victim should additional information be needed."

According to The Wrap, spokesman Howard Ludwig said, "Usually when we ask people to hand over their records, they just hand over their phone."

The police had asked for the Empire star's phone records so they could confirm his claims that he had been on the phone with his manager Brandon Z. Moore when he was attacked.

"CPD has no reason to doubt these claims. Detectives, however, were not able to independently verify the statements as cell phone records were not provided to investigators when asked. Therefore we are not able to confirm this," they told The Wrap late January.

Investigators plan to follow up with Smollett to ask for more phone records.

Police Department representatives also revealed on Monday that two reporters with the New York Post found an empty Tabasco sauce bottle containing residue that smelled like bleach near where Jussie said he was attacked. But it is not clear if the bottle is related to the incident as it wasn't found during earlier searches by police.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

  • Yoni7

    So what's the point?

    I hope they find out and punish whoever was behind this heinous crime.

  • Kanyade

    "...records he turned over are incomplete and redacted."



  • Ms..N

    Smdh If you are the victim ! Why are you not cooperating 100% in your investigation to get said criminals off the street! It seems Jussie didn't think this through now the tables have turned on him!!

  • MJF

    Why did they need him to turn over his phone? From watching the ID channel every night, can't the FBI get these records themselves since this is an open and active case? Maybe I'm wrong.

  • RespectSelf

    I'm not sure how much of the phone records are needed if they just need a time frame. lol Either he was on the phone with dude during the attack or not. If he didn't provide that then idk what he had going on

  • Vonn

    I would have turned over my phone records immediately, not my phone.


    Imagine what's on that phone??

  • DroneRivers

    Huge *facepalm* for this whole story if it turns out to be a sham.

  • Logan Roberts

    Jussie must've had alot of dyck pics to erase.

  • DroneRivers

    As this looks more like a farce with every passing day.... I just wanna know what the end game was! What did he think this was supposed to do?

  • wigmon68

    The phone records are of almost no consequence to the investigation into the attack. Given that its more than 2 weeks later, about the only value they would have would be to discredit the claims of the attack. If the police could have seen the call log immediately from his phone, they could have established a small window for the time of the alleged attack and concentrated their efforts on finding video from that specific time frame.

    Now, here is where the records could provide value. Since Smollett said the attackers knew him (or at least were able to identify who he was), then its quite possible there was a prior relationship between the he and the alleged attackers. Let say Jussie called a "service" or contacted someone say an hour or two earlier to meet up somewhere. It could lead them to someone that he met up with that might have information about that night, or maybe someone that set him up. My guess is that police would want to look at all the call records from that day up to the time of the attack to see if any of those contacts could have been involved. That would be why they would want to talk to Smollett about the contents of the calls made.

  • HotInCleveland

    They can subpoena the phone company but that takes time and money when a victim can just willingly hand them over quickly

  • MsSapphire9800

    WELL..WELL.. an empty Tabasco sauce bottle containing residue that smelled like bleach......kmsl.....now they want us to believe someone actually took the time to pour bleach in a small opening of a Tabasco sauce bottle...Really!!!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Bring attention to himself!

  • hi-liter

    Ian doing this today....?????????????????????????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    IDK! I can see him not turning in his phone, TMZ would love to know what else is on his phone, and we can only imagine!

    But, it seems that the police is prolonging this investigation in hopes of charging him, or Fox is paying or influencing things, since the show is filmed in Chicago???

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So now a small bottle is found. Odd that it wasn’t found by detectives. Also what thugs beat up someone and give him black eyes? Jussie is full of chit!

  • xenaD

    Next thing you know a civilian chicago police worker will b selling his intimate vids to the highest bidder ??

  • MJF

    got it, makes sense!

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  • Carrington

    I just want my skin to be this even-toned. That's all I gat.

  • DroneRivers

    That and his curls are always poppin! I wanna know what products he uses lol

  • Carrington

    He said he was on the phone during the attack... with his manager (go figure)... why did the manager ALSO refuse to turn over his iFoam? And, if they wanted to confirm that they were on the phone at the precise moment of the attack... how hard would that be to prove without even needing the phone. Make him go online in front of you and pull up his call log and print it out... duh.

  • Carrington

    My ass 77 years old and have just started getting a random break out here and there... WTF?!? HOW is this happening and, because it bothers me so, I can't stop messing with them and leaving dark spots.

  • Elevated Soul

    Literally "too little,too late"......The police stated the records are heavily redacted and are of no help to the police.

    Basically this is a ploy,by Jussie because he's probably being pressured to turn in something because Empire is at stake....


  • DroneRivers

    I feel you! I just did this to myself last week. It started out red and 2 days later was a dark mark and I was so mad at myself that I messed with it so much to make it get that bad. Smh
    I think it's gotta be expected every now and then with the weather changes.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Headed Back out of here .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09fafa1ff14074237d5e47dfc0543a674ac1d9695de78cc45c3648cbc2d08965.gif Tired of this foolish subject !!! Tied!!!!

  • Marlika

    In this day in age with all the hi technology available, this fool thinkid he can pull a fast one on the police & world. ?????

  • Marlika

    I’m working on been going to the dermatologist. I’m almost there ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol....hmmm,that could explain the delay....lemme find out Smollet also had Koota Kat pix in his phone.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wuteva he may or may not have deleted can always be recovered

  • GrapeCrush

    Liar Liar Pants On Fire ???

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Because someone has to have a court order to do so . He ain’t got nobody to press charges against so its suspect at this point .

    The thing is that if he really wanted to do so , he could have got his records versus handing over his phone.

  • Thingamajig

    I begin to like this dude less and less each time an article comes up about this fake attack. This is not the way to get attention nor will it increase ratings for that color struck show he is on.

  • MJF

    makes sense, guess we'll have to see how this thing plays out

  • Meme

    Had to tune in see whats going on on smollet watch today ?

  • Yoni7

    I wanna know what products he uses
    A kit. Or those juices and berries Hakeem used in Coming To America.

  • Marlika

    Exactly!! I guess folks don’t realize but after 9/11 it’s just about impossible to have privacy or get away with foolishness.

  • Cricket404

    I would be hesitate too if I were a celebrity. His personal business will be sold to the nearest tabloid in 5,4,3,2,1...Scandal.

  • Guest

    TMZ is reporting they rejected them. They want the full record.

  • Topic Influencer

    Give it up turn it looooooooooooooooooose Jussie.

  • Renee26

    ? I was thinking the same thing

  • Li-Wright

    Whatever he gives them has been erased :)

  • Anyway

    It's so obvious this sissy is lying....Next ?

  • DroneRivers


  • DroneRivers

    You make me soooo sick with these gifs! Lmao

  • BaileyBlue17

    Any time now....this cluster phuck is about to BLOW UP!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He might want to make sure his lawyer's number on speed dial.
    Just saying.

  • Reenaface

    I need to make a mental note to check the size of the opening on a hot sauce bottle and imagine a person trying to poor bleach inside one. Aren't the openings really small on some of the bottles?

  • You already know ?

    That let you know right there he on some bull Shit.....??????????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • You already know ?


  • RaginB

    You know you done fucked up right? You know that don’tcha?

  • VernadineTheQueen?


  • Meme

    The net is closing in....

  • Applebootay

    Usually when we ask people to hand over their records, they just hand over their phone.

    But He's not your average everyday person, he's a celebrity. So it makes sense he would hesitate, because he also has celebrity friends this bigger than him!

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr. On to more important stuff, like are you making cornbread to go with that stew ?

  • Crazy tee

    I agree...have zero time for corruption

  • Blue


  • Blue

    This is more interesting than any season of Empire.

  • Blue

    The answers were in his phone ... till he deleted them. Now we may never know.

  • A D N

    Drug deal gone bad cover up story.

  • RaginB

    Dick deal*

  • RaginB

    ? and then you gotta shake it for it to even come out.?

  • gellie

    Yep. The Patriot Act ended privacy as we knew it to be. Everything we do, is logged and stored.

  • Reenaface

    I know that's right ???

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Jussie should just let it go and move on.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I hope he’s charged! He provided false info and fake phone records.

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  • Yoni7

    Woo woo wooo wooooooo. LOL #samegroup #differentsong LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Greatgrape37

    Got em

  • Yoni7

    Then THEY would have to sign some sort of disclosure.

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

    Does the case hinge on the phone records? Couldn't the Tabasco bottle have been under a snow drift and turned up later?

    Not taking Jussie's side 'cause I can't make it make sense, but not convinced that the cops have proven him fraudulent either. *shrug*

  • Branch Davidian

    Tawana Brawley doesn't even think this BS is real...

  • J2PC

    The Chicago Police is very wise to not openly speak their minds & just go alone with his claims so that he can never scapegoat & blame them for not giving him his due process.

    Is he telling the truth, created a hoax for various reason to take the public for a ride to push an agenda or did the Chicago Police & Investigator get it all wrong?

    What if he is proven to have lied, exaggerated or fabricated most of this? One can only imagine how creative he has to be to come up with a wacky explanation or excuse like cold medications distorting his memory or hypothermia causing hallucination, etc. Therefore, he needs to jump into some type of treatment center to cover his sins. lol

    In time the truth will come out. Keep the investigation going & find all the pieces to this puzzle. Either he is telling the truth or the police are the ones revealing the truth. Therefore, a lie is involved somewhere. hmmm.

  • wigmon68

    Right now, there isn't any lead to follow. The phone records and what conversations occurred before the alleged attack could provide some leads.

    It has been reported that temperatures were around 0 degrees that night, so any snow around would have been frozen and there was no recorded precipitation in Chicago that day. The bottle was supposedly found at the bottom of a stairwell into the Lowes building, but police said they saw no such bottle when they canvassed the area hours after the attack.

    I agree, that proof (beyond a reasonable doubt) exists to call his story fraudulent at this point. At least what we know publicly. I don't think we know everything that police know.

  • J2PC

    The truth will come out. They need to supoena the phone records from the company. The redacted info Blackened Out will give more clues to help connect the dots.

    Wonder what would be the background & profile of those who he was speaking to at the time of said crime vs. the cell phone ping connected to anyone near him during such a claim.

    What if the two men walking around turn out to be either undercover agents, a would be drug deal or hookup tryst from a dating app instead of some random MAGA racist with recording apps running in the background to prove what really went down? Just a thought.

  • ?jessica?

    They still on this? Smh

  • caprise thomas

    Isn't that the young girl from years ago who claimed white cops assaulted her carved on her stomach ni**er then had the odasity to be in PE video .When really she just missed curfew and lied.Oh I forgot she was thrown in a dumpster.

  • wigmon68

    Rejected not just because the records were incomplete, rejected because they were provided in a format (PDF file) that is easily manipulated. Not saying he did manipulate the content, just that there is no way to know other than comparing them to the actual phone records.


    My question is why did Jussie do this? I mean its so OBVIOUS he is lying! Did he really think he would get away with this nonsense? The sad part is some people actually believe him! My three year old nephew is more believable than this fool!

  • Bashi22

    Liar ? pants ? on fire ? Jussie.

  • Truthteller

    He did it to bring attention to his friends (Kamala Harris and Cory Booker) no lynching bill. Both of them did a public announcement after the attack that this is a "modern day lynching' and we need to pass this bill. He did it to promote that bill.

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  • Truthteller

    And why are the police "grateful" for his cooperation?? What!

  • Kimocha

    Why Jussie?... Whyyyy????

  • StoneColdLady

    Nope...bleach, rope, ni**er, beaten, I don’t care who, what, when, or where was in that phone just find the bastards who did this to me...IF it happened

  • StoneColdLady

    Nope...bleach, rope, ni**er, beaten, I don’t care who, what, when, or where was in that phone just find the bastards who did this to me...IF it happened

  • WiseGui

    Imagine a grown as man shaking a tiny little tabasco bottle of bleach on him while beating him up. LMAO

  • WiseGui

    Imagine a grown as man shaking a tiny little tabasco bottle of bleach on him while beating him up. LMAO

  • WiseGui

    Not a damn thing.

  • LaGrl562

    What's done in the dark will come to the light..............................yo Mama didn't tell you that Jussie? tsk tsk this will not end well for him



    Chicago PD have asked for a second interveiw. Pretty sure its going to go something like this.

  • Reina1718

    If his claims were true the whole cast of empire would be protesting. A racial attack is not taken lightly, especially for a celebrity. For him to still perform & not feel so traumatized is sketchy

  • GuestSTAR

    They could send his phone carrier a subpoena and get his phone records for that evening, UNREDACTED.

  • hottlanta

    I wanna see a picture of sammich. Was it messed up or what.

  • 2gr8ful

    Not the Judge Judy liar liar chant.??

  • 2gr8ful

    Erased long time. Thats like asking a kid to hand their phone to you in two days so you could check their history yeah right....

  • 2gr8ful

    As much as Nancy Grace used to get on my nerves if she was still on prime tv she would have eaten this alive. If it was an attack, she would have combed through to get answers but if she discovered it was made up, I can just see her now with her “bombshell tonight” comments. She ripped that lying Casey Anthony apart and don’t talk about Jodie Arias.. now their crimes were worse but this being an alleged hate crime would have been interesting to watch.

  • dontgetblocked

    That sammich went into his tummy and out the other end. He fought to keep it.

  • Allihave2say

    What he needs to do is hire a team for PR. He needs to check himself into a mental facility, then rehab and lastly outpatient programs. The PR needs to report that he had a break down and has sought the help he needed. He'll need to make restitution to the police and continue community services for 6 months.

  • Allihave2say

    Let's not forget the chemical back splatter. The person could have bleach burns on their hands, not mention in their own eyes. They'd have to use a very tiny funnel. The bleach will still smell like tabs sauce.

  • hottlanta

    If he lied he would definately b black but not gay. They will send his behind across the street back 2 black folks.

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

    Thanks hun, I haven't followed this closely at all?

  • Renee Bee

    TABASCO BOTTLE??? (Big Draco's voice)

    1. The opening of a Tabasco bottle is tinny tiny.
    2. The liquid comes out in spurts.
    3. How many hours does it takes to empty said bottle. Then fill said bottle with bleach.

    Lies, I tell ya! Gasoline draws filled lies!
    Case solved.
    Case closed.

  • samuel severino

    Nope. Video shows him walking calmly with his sandwich after the alleged incident took place.

  • samuel severino

    Doesn’t matter. Either way the bleach would have been frozen at 20 below zero. And definitely would have frozen in mid air if they tried to throw it.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    the jig's up Sis. Busted!!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    did she ever get through paying those folks she lied on? they dead ass wanted their restitution.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Lee couldn't write a better script than this!! JUSSIE your acting skills are NOT THAT GOOD bruh!!

  • Mikayla

    This gon be good. Pop the corn ?

  • imright

    put Jamal in jail & lets move on?

  • Mikayla

    I didn’t know he did it for that bill but I knew he did it to incite fear for the upcoming campaigns and election. So yeah, for Kamala and Corey and Joe and whoever. Instead he’s getting exposed as a liar and dumb. Same time, our president showed concern. The Donald can include Jussie in his 2020 victory thank yous.

  • Mikayla

    That would have been good. Would she have cut through the PC bull of today and told the truth though? Watching Jussie get exposed will be a highlight of 2019.

  • Mikayla

    For real? ???

  • Mikayla

    I’m excited! He deserves everything he’s gonna get! ?

  • Mikayla

    Sway politics. The upcoming campaigns and election. I knew that before knowing Jussie trolls President Trump online, etc.

  • Mikayla

    They’re being sarcastic. And diplomatic. PC world... They can’t call him a liar outright.... YET.

  • Mikayla

    No! Stop advising him! I want him to keep this going, then go into hiding, get clowned by SNL, on and on.

  • Mikayla

    What punishment do you think Jussie should get?

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    Maybe Candy Man did it.

  • Yvonne

    Redacted? Negro, please just go away. Like now.

  • GrapeCrush


  • Yoni7

    I think the punishment should fit the crime they would give anybody who committed it.

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

    Yeah, in a previous post I joked about it crumbling to the ground instead of 'splashing'

  • Trace da Ace

    damn shame....2 weeks to give them the records??? Lemme find out her was trying to delet his Grindr accounts...smh...

  • Passion

    Damn, get a beat down and still managed to hold on to his subway!?

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • J2PC

    Yep! Others have said the same thing. That is how it will likely play out to cop out. If that is the case, all the PR in the world will not stop folks from talking about the big scheme & crying wolf making the ghey community look bad in hope of making a political party look bad in the name of anti-g@y and racism.

    If true, he'd need to pay more than just restitution to the police and other investigators involve at the highest level. He owe the taxpayers. More importantly, he also needs to "make a public announcement to apologize" to the nation, world at large, White folks and the media for abusing everyone's trust & emotions while wasting the time, energy, manpower & money of taxpayers and law enforcements.

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

    Why not just subpoena his phone records? Most people in Chicago don’t get this type of manpower for murder but yet he getting all this manpower over a scratch. I like Jussie but his story don’t make sense. If it was anyone of us they would be trying to throw our ass in jail and throw away the key for filing a false police report.

  • Allihave2say

    What if he's mentally ill for real?