On Thursday, Chicago police released the full case file into the investigation of the Jussie Smollett, which details an interview with police where the “Empire” star said he did not believe the Osundairo brothers could have been his assailants.
The reason why Jussie Smollett felt that they had no involvement was that he said: “they are black as sin.” Read on for more…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that the former Empire star Jussie Smollett report revealed that he was shown two photos, one of which he identified “as his trainer, his friend, and an extra on ‘Empire.’”
Jussie Smollett was NOT able to identify the other photo but said he did not know the person by name.
According to The Blast, the documents include hundreds of pages of interviews, records and logs, including one interview done with Smollett on February 14, after the Osundairo brothers were taken into custody.
The names in the document are redacted but it’s clear Smollett and the Osundairo brothers are the people being spoken about.
When asked about the man in the photo, Jussie said he knew him for about a year and that he had been his trainer for about a month.
The document also states:
Victim [name redacted] realized that the photos he viewed were of the persons that were in custody at this time. Victim [name redacted] said it can’t be them, ‘They are black as sin.’
Jussie Smollett also told police that he did not have any issues with the men, saying:
They are straight so we don’t have any problems with women or men. They did not owe me any money, I don’t owe them any money. We have a good relationship.
Somehow, Smollett was compliant with police when they asked him if he would sign complaints and prosecute. The report reveals an attorney stepped in for Smollet intervened “and stated they will discuss it.” It also reveals that Smollett’s attorney “attempted to end the interview” many times because Smollett had to be on the set of “Empire.”
The “Empire” star was accused of lying to police and staging the attack against him on January 29.