911 Tapes In Jussie Smollett Case Released - MTO News

Audio tapes from the night of the alleged attack on 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett were released on Wednesday.

The caller (whose name has been bleeped out) phoned called the police on behalf of Smollett's, according to the New York Post, which obtained the recordings through a Freedom of Information Act request. 

The Post has identified the man as Frank Gatson, Smollett's creative manager.

"I work with an artist — I don't really want to say his name — but he states that [redaction] he went to Subway, he was walking by and some guys somebody jumped him or something like that, and I just want to report it and make sure that he's all right," the Gatson told 911 during the first call.

The caller was asked whether the 'Empire' star needed medical attention, Gatson responded:

"I just think he's startled. I'm scared, and I don't know what it is. They put a noose around his neck. They didn't do anything with it but put it around his neck. That's pretty f*cked up to me — sorry for saying it like that."

Gatson gave dispatchers Smollett's location and police were sent out to the actor, who had claimed that he was attacked by two white men who yelled "This is MAGA Country!", poured bleach on him and placed a noose around his neck.