We recently reported, Smollett was allegedly attacked by two MAGA hat wearing suspects who poured bleach on the singer and wrapped a noose around his neck. The reported incident is currently under investigation by police, who requested Smollett’s phone records. Smollett was allegedly on the phone with his manager at the time of the encounter. The manager allegedly heard the suspects yelling racial and homophobic slurs.
The 36-year-old handed over his redacted phone records through a PDF file format. Sources close to TMZ revealed the PDF was not entered into evidence because PDFs are easily manufactured and changed.
A rep for Jussie told TMZ, “Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack.”
Police have requested to receive the original call records or data from Jussie’s phone.
“Jussie is the victim here, which has been stated by the Superintendent of Police,” the star’s rep explained.
“Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police. Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible.”
Continuing, “Superintendent Johnson has been clear from day one that Jussie is a victim. We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie’s attackers and bring them to justice.”
While fans, friends and family have rallied behind Smollett in the days following the attack, some Internet trolls are using the incident as an opportunity to discredit Jussie.
Rapper Joe Budden, recently went on record saying he found something “funny” about the singer’s story.