Jussie Smollett Could Get 3 Years In Prison For Filing A False Report To Police
Last month, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was allegedly assaulted in the early morning hours of January 29 in Chicago. According to Smollett, he was attacked by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs” and doused him in an “unknown chemical substance”.
Smollett also claims that one of his attackers told him “this is MAGA country” before punching him in the face. After falling to the ground in a tussle with his first attacker, a second man began kicking him in the back. They suddenly fled when Smollett noticed that a rope had been wrapped around his neck.
Smollett also refused to hand his phone over to authorities to help the investigation, claiming:
I have private pictures and videos and numbers. My partners number, my family’s number, my castmates number, my friends’ numbers, my private emails, my private songs, my private voice memos, I don’t know what that’s gonna be to hand over my phone.
Smollett did provide phone records to the Chicago Police Department but authorities said the records were “limited and heavily redacted”.