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EntertainmentJussie Smollett Turns Over 'Limited and Redacted' Phone Records, Police Say

02:35  12 february  2019
02:35  12 february  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

'Empire' star Jussie Smollett hospitalized after he was targeted in possible hate attack

'Empire' star Jussie Smollett hospitalized after he was targeted in possible hate attack “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was hospitalized Tuesday in Chicago after he was targeted by two attackers who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him and tied a rope around his neck. The incident is being investigated by the Chicago Police Department as a possible hate crime, chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Smollett, 36, was walking in the city early Tuesday when he was approached by his attackers, who earned his attention by shouting racial and homophobic slurs in his direction. The pair then beat up the actor with their hands, poured an unknown chemical substance on him and wrapped a rope around his neck before fleeing the scene.

Watch: Jussie Smollett Refusing To Turn Over Key Piece Of Evidence. This “MAGA hate crime” thing reeks to high heaven. I’m not saying this NEW: Chicago police CONFIRM Jussie Smollett and his music manager, Brandon Moore, told detectives they were on the phone when Smollett was being

Chicago police said Thursday that Jussie Smollett and his manager have not provided phone records that would help them investigate Smollett ’s case.Asked if the department was correct, a person close to Smollett told TheWrap: “There is a lot of misinformation out there.” Smollett and his

Jussie Smollett Turns Over 'Limited and Redacted' Phone Records, Police Say© TheWrap Jussie Smollett

Chicago police said "Empire" star Jussie Smollett handed over "limited and redacted" phone records after the department publicly stated that he had declined to hand over his phone to help officers investigate his report that he was attacked by two men.

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

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

How Jussie Smollett Is Doing Following Homophobic and Racist Attack (Exclusive)

How Jussie Smollett Is Doing Following Homophobic and Racist Attack (Exclusive) The actor is emotionally shaken up following a homophobic and racist attack he suffered on Tuesday morning in Chicago.

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Jussie Smollett (born June 21, 1982) is an American actor, singer, director and photographer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films

Smollett told Chicago police on Jan. 29 that two men attacked him while yelling racial and homophobic slurs and referencing "MAGA." A police statement said chemicals were poured on the "Empire" star's face, and a rope placed around his neck.

On Jan. 31, the Chicago PD told TheWrap in a statement: "Both the victim and the manager made independent statements to detectives that they were on the phone with one another during the alleged attack. 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."

Jussie Smollett: New Details Emerge About Night of Attack

Jussie Smollett: New Details Emerge About Night of Attack More details are coming to light about Jussie Smollett's homophobic and racist attack on Tuesday morning in Chicago.

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has refused to turn over his cellphone to detectives, who are investigating the alleged attack that sent him to the hospital earlier this week, Chicago police said Thursday. The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his

Empire actor Jussie Smollett is refusing to turn over his cell phone or cell phone records to investigators, according to the Chicago police . “The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager just as the alleged assault happened early Tuesday

On Feb. 1, an individual close to the situation told TheWrap that police never specifically asked Smollett to hand over his phone records. Rather, the person said, police "casually asked if he wanted to turn over his phone," but Smollett was not comfortable giving it up.

Related video: Potential Evidence Found Amid Investigation Into Jussie Smollett's Attack (via CBS Chicago)

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