7:00 PM EST
Chicago PD confirms to TMZ Jussie told them, in a follow-up interview, about the attackers yelling, “MAGA country.”
They add Jussie still had the rope around his neck when he made contact with cops at 2:42 AM. Remember, the attack happened around 2 AM.
NOTE: I still do not believe the victim but there have been so many “social media” timelines claiming the police said this didn’t happen when the statement from the spokesman never said it didn’t. TMZ never retracted their original story which led me to continue to watch and update what I learned.
This story is still developing
4:19 PM EST
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that two people were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs toward him. The offenders began to batter the victim with their hands [around] the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim. At some point during the incident, one of the offenders wrapped a rope around the victim’s neck.”
“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,” Anthony added. “Detectives are currently working to gather video, identify potential witnesses and establish an investigative timeline. The victim is fully cooperating with investigators, and we ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382 or report it anonymously to www.cpdtip.com.”
NOTE: There is nothing in this report that details MAGA or redneck country but there is nothing that says it didn’t happen either. TMZ, The Blast and ThatGrapeJuice have been reporting those details.
It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out. So many here believe what they want to believe: homophobic racism.
This story is nonsense, yet they insist on believing this crap.
Jussie Smollett claims two white Trump supporters in masks, beat him up at 2 am. He said that the two attackers yelled this is MAGA Country (Chicago) and “Aren’t you that F****T on Empire n****r?” Smollett has always been known to be gay, so why the attack now? The show has been on for close to five seasons now. And why 2 am?
I didn’t know Chicago was redneck/MAGA territory, even that’s a new one on me. Sorry, I don’t believe this. But I’ll wait for all the facts to come in and not jump to conclusions, unlike the left, who wanted to murder the Covington kids immediately without knowing everything.
This story is so fake that it should be the top story on CNN tonight! I’ll even bet Don Lemon has Smollett on as a guest and brings the crocodile tears.
Here’s a theory. Maybe he was out looking for a random, propositioned the wrong guy, and got beat for it, inventing this cover story. I don’t know too many rednecks that watch the Fox show Empire.
The Chicago PD tells The Blast they received a report of a possible “racially-charged” assault and battery involving a cast member of the show “Empire.”
The narrative from cops describes Smollett walking down the street near his residence when two unknown people approached and began yelling out “racial” and “homophobic” slurs towards him. The offenders began to “batter the victim with their hands” and “poured an unknown chemical substance” on Smollett.
Cops say they were told a rope was also wrapped around Smollett’s neck before the two guys fled the scene. Smollett transported himself to a local hospital and is reportedly in “good condition.”
Cops are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, Jussie Smollett has received previous threats that appeared to be racially charged. The threat sent to Smollett included hate speech and a stick figure drawing of a person with a gun to their head.
Source: The Blast
So basically, the perps laid in wait in their igloo for hours in the blizzard just waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce on the unsuspecting, c-list actor buying a sandwich at the closed store.
Don’t underestimate this lunatic. It appears he or his team sent fake letters to news agencies too. It’s not out of this world that other people were in on it and did wear masks and attack him for the benefit of the camera. His story doesn’t add up. How would the attackers know he was going to a Subway restaurant at 2 am.
I am waiting on pins and needles as law enforcement investigate this (sarc).
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