It’s been two weeks since Jussie Smollett was attacked in his Chicago neighborhood at 2am in NEGATIVE 26 degree weather after leaving Subway Restaurant , and his neighbors are giving him the side eye.
“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?”
Chicago police reported that they found plenty of surveillance video, but none that captured the incident. Oh okay that’s different. Also Jussi has yet to hand over his phone after telling cops he was on the phone with his manager at the time of the attack. Cops released a statement saying:
“We have no reason to doubt the statements, but for a criminal investigation, we need to independently confirm the phone records,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
“We offered to take the phone to download the data and he expressed he couldn’t be without his phone for several hours.”
There is a 24 hour Subway that self proclaimed “Gay Tupac” Jussie Smollett could have possibly been leaving from, but his story still ain’t adding up. Police say if he is found making a false police report he will be arrested.
Jussie Smollett told cops he was confronted by two men, one wearing a black mask, who hurled gay and racist epithets at him, calling him “’Empire’ f—-t n—-r” while he was walking home shortly before 2 a.m.
The assailants allegedly punched Smollett in the face, poured bleach on him, and tied a noose around his neck in an underpass between the Sheraton and Loews Chicago hotels.