Jussie Smollett, turned over phone records to police two weeks after he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack but police say the records are lacking.
“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,” a spokesperson for the “Empire” star said in an email.
“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].”
The police said they wanted the records so they could independently verify the two men’s accounts, which is needed for a criminal investigation, according to the Post. Despite, the delay, Smollett’s spokesperson told newspaper on Monday that the actor “is the victim here” and he has provided multiple statements to the police.
“Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible,” the statement read
The “Empire” star had told police he was on the phone with his manager on January 29 when the alleged attack occurred..Chicago PD released a photo of the potential suspects, which showed two men wearing dark clothing. Detectives are reviewing more cameras but are looking to question the two individuals seen in the photo.
Police say the two people were seen walking near the location of the incident between 1:30 AM and 1:45 AM and are trying to determine if they witnessed the incident, or were possibly involved.