"Jussie is the victim here..."
Jussie Smollett may physically be feeling better after his racially charged attack that took place two weeks ago, but his mental health may not be doing so well since reports (and certain people) are claiming that he's not telling the truth. "I'm waiting for footage. Just show me footage and I'll shut the fuck up," Joe Budden previously stated when expressing his skepticism.
A couple days back we posted on reports that the Empire actor would be "held accountable" for false reports regarding the case and now the actor's team has responded with an official statement via Deadline.
Scott Dudelson/Getty Images (Jussie's first performance after the attack)
"Jussie is the victim here, which has been stated by the Superintendent of Police. Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police," his team shared. "Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible. 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."
They explained how any redacted information "was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack."
"Chicago Police have not told us that they are rejecting any records, nor have they expressed concerns about the records to us. Therefore, we don’t feel compelled to be bated into responding to uncorroborated press reports. We are dealing directly with the Chicago Police Department."