Jussie Smollett Hands Over Phone Records To Police, Neighbors Reportedly “Doubt” His Story

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Police Confirm Receipt Of Jussie Smollett’s Phone Records

Just after the NY Post reported that Jussie Smollett had not turned over his phone records to police, it seems that, actually, the Empire actor has given them to authorities.

As previously reported, police needed to confirm Smollett’s horrific account of having been on the phone with his manager while he was attacked in a racist and homophobic assault, purportedly carried out by MAGA supporters. According to Page Six, Smollett turned over the data on Monday morning, as a spokesperson for the actor stated via email:

“Phone records from Jussie’s manager were sent to police on Feb. 5 and Jussie’s records were sent over this morning. Both were sent to Chief of Staff to the Superintendent of Police Robert Boik, who confirmed receipt. They have Jussie’s records from within an hour of the incident. The police confirmed receipt of the records at [2:28 p.m. EST].”

Along with their report that Smollett had not turned over his phone records, the NY Post called attention to neighbors who were “skeptical” about the story the actor told authorities.

One man who lives in the same high rise reportedly told the site he doesn’t “believe it happened the way he said it did” because in their neighborhood “half the people are gay and the other half are black.” More of the neighbors’ alleged skepticism here. We’ll continue to keep you updated as new details surface.

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