WATCH: Chicago Police Release VIDEO of Jussie Smollett After “Attack” With Noose
If you thought that the investigation into actor Jussie Smollett was over, think again.
According to Fox News,
Chicago police released hundreds of files and nearly 70 hours of video footage on Monday from the investigation into Jussie Smollett‘s claim back in January that he was attacked by two men — a claim that police later characterized as a hoax.
In one of the videos, police body-cam footage showed Smollett — with his face blurred — wearing a white rope that he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. When one of the officers asked Smollett if he wanted to take the rope off of his neck, the 37-year-old actor did while stating: “Yeah. I do. I just wanted you all to see it.”
“There’s bleach on me, they poured bleach on me,” Smollett added.
Take a look at the video below which was shared by Megan Hickey on Twitter:
— Megan Hickey (@MeganHickeyTV) June 24, 2019
To catch you up on the attack which Smollett staged,
On January 29, Smollett told police he was targeted in downtown Chicago at around 2:30 a.m. by two white Trump supporters for being gay and black, The Daily Wire previously reported. The actor said the two men recognized him from his show “Empire,” physically assaulted him, and called him a “n*****” and a “f*****.” They also allegedly tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and told him he was in “MAGA country” — a reference to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” — Smollett claimed.
About two weeks before the attack, the actor said he received a threatening letter containing suspicious white powder later identified as crushed Tylenol. The letter had the acronym “MAGA” written on the envelope and contained a drawing of a curly-haired stick-figure being hanged with a noose by another stick-figure. It also said in cutout magazine letters: “You will die black f***.” (Daily Wire)
But it was soon discovered that the entire event was staged by Smollett himself.
However, the thing that is the most puzzling is that the prosecution dropped all charged against Smollett out of the blue for no apparent reason. At this point, he probably thought he was off the hook, but that’s not the case any longer. On Friday, an Illinois judge ruled that a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the hoax which would allow charges to be reinstated.