New Video Shows Rope Around His Neck
6/24/2019 3:16 PM PDT
Jussie Smollett still had a rope around his neck more than 40 minutes after his alleged attack — it’s something we already reported, but now, for the first time, we see the video.
Chicago police just released a boatload of evidence, including body cam video of officers responding to the 911 call back in January.
Cops ask Jussie if he wants to take the rope off … he says he would take it off, but he wanted them to see it before he did.
The actor told the officers he did not want to be recorded and they double checked with him to see if it was okay for them to turn off their body cams.
When cops arrived Jussie was concerned about his neighbors hearing the fuss and he quickly invited them into his apartment.
He also mentioned his alleged attackers poured bleach on him.
Another video shows the Osundairo brothers in a taxi after leaving the scene of the alleged attack. They’re wearing hoodies and one of them is clearly wearing a ski mask.
As you know, Jussie was indicted on 16 felony counts of lying to cops for allegedly staging the attack, but those charges were dropped. A special prosecutor will now review the way the case was handled and it’s possible new charges could be filed.