Jussie Smollett, 36, claims that he was beaten, by a group of racist Trump supporters. But now Chicago police are questioning whether the attack happened exactly as the Empire actor is claiming.
Jussie arrived in Chicago on Monday night. He was on his way to get fast food at 2 a.m. when he was allegedly attacked.
According to Jussie's account, two masked men recognized the actor from his role as openly homosexual singer/songwriter Jamal Lyon on Empire, and shouted, "Aren't you that f**got Empire n**ger?"
Jussie told police that the suspects began beating him and poured bleach on him, before tying a rope as a noose around his neck.
Smollett claims that he drove himself to the hospital. Eventually, the actor was discharged in "good condition" after receiving treatment for minor injuries including a cracked rib.
MTO News spoke with a person close to Jussie with INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE into the investigation - who tells us that police are not convinced that Jussie is telling them everything. The insider told MTO News, "Jussie is holding back information."
MTO News confirmed that police told Jussie that they have SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE of the Empire actor and that in none of the videos is the actor being followed by any alleged attackers.
The insider added, "I can't say that Jussie wasn't attacked. But it didn't [happen] like he said it did, and the police don't believe him either."