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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

Jussie Smollett Says He Gave Police Redacted Phone Records to 'Protect the Privacy of Personal Contacts'

Jussie Smollett Says He Gave Police Redacted Phone Records to 'Protect the Privacy of Personal Contacts' Representatives for "Empire" star Jussie Smollett pushed back Tuesday on a statement from the Chicago Police Department that Smollett provided "limited and redacted" phone records to detectives who are investigating his report that two men beat him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs. "Jussie is the victim here," the statement read. "Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack." "Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police," the statement continued.

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

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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.

Jussie Smollett to Appear on 'GMA' for First Interview Since Reporting Attack (Exclusive)

Jussie Smollett to Appear on 'GMA' for First Interview Since Reporting Attack (Exclusive) Jussie Smollett will sit down with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts for his first interview since telling police he was assaulted by two men, TheWrap has learned. Roberts flew to Chicago on Tuesday for the interview, the network said, and the interview will air on Thursday morning's show. On Jan. 29, Smollett told Chicago police 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. No arrests have been made in the case.

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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."

Police questioning 'persons of interest' in Smollett case

Police questioning 'persons of interest' in Smollett case Detectives are interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the area of downtown Chicago where "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked last month, police said Thursday. The two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett said he was attacked, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before attacking him and putting a rope around his neck at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 29.

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)

Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Assault For Better Salary, Career Advancement.
Refresh for updates on this developing story… Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged the Jan. 29 assault hoax because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” and to promote his career, according to Chicago Supt. Eddie Johnson. That startling assertion came during this morning’s Chicago Police press conference on the Smullett’s arrest. The Empire actor, Johnson said, “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” Johnson called the alleged hoax “shameful.” Johnson, who is African American, said he was offended and angry by Smollett’s actions.

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