Watch: Neighbors Are Doubting Smollett’s Story But The NY Post Has New ‘Evidence’
With no video found of the attack after two weeks, some neighbors in Jussie Smollett’s neighborhood in Chicago are doubting his story.
From NY Post:
“I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.
“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”
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?”
Police however are still following the case and they announced that Smollett had turned over limited and heavily redacted phone records.
The police explained that that was not sufficient for a criminal investigation, that they need to independently confirm the phone records.
So they said they would be talking to him more in the effort to get the records.
The NY Post also reported that they traced Smollett’s movements after he left the Subway, where he got a tuna sandwich, to his apartment.
He claimed he was attacked in the underpass between the Sheraton and Loews Chicago hotels.
The Post said that they found an empty bottle of hot sauce with a clear liquid that smelled like bleach near a stairwell along the route.
Police however said that they were not sure that was related as they didn’t find it in any of their searches. But they said they would be examining it.