It’s been two weeks since “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked by two racist, homophobic Trump supporters. Police have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are just not buying into what Jussie alleged happened.
A patron at Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, about a block from the scene of the alleged Jan. 29 incident, said Smollett’s story “doesn’t really make sense.”
“It’s a lie, because Chicago is the most liberal city around,” said the man, who wouldn’t give his name. “They have cameras everywhere … Why can’t they find the attack?”
Chicago PD has said they found plenty of surveillance video, but none that actually captured the alledged incident.
Moreover, Smollett finally gave Chicago detectives his “limited and redacted” phone records Monday afternoon.
Police told ABC News reporters that the phone records provided to detectives do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation.
Chicago police spokesman says “Detectives may be following up with him (Smollett) to request additional data to corroborate the investigative timeline.”
The investigation is still ongoing.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has said that Smollett, 36, was being treated as a crime victim, but would be held accountable if cops learn he filed a false report.
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