Another "Empire" Actor Is Being Questioned Amid Jussie Smollett Attack

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After the attack, Smollett returned to his apartment, and his manager called police from there about 40 minutes later, Guglielmi said.

Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's "Empire" talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America".

The development comes as Police continue to investigate the alleged January 29 attack in which Smollett told police he was assaulted by two masked individuals who hurled racial and homophobic insults at him. Jussie's team has shut down claims that the actor is not handing over evidence to police and new reports from TMZ prove that he is, in fact, cooperating since he's still answering any and all questions had by the investigators. "And that somehow maybe I added a little extra trinket, you know, of the MAGA thing", said Smollett. Despite his best to fight back, things took a turn for the worse as the 36-year-old became overpowered with the two men hitting and kicking him. "How can you doubt that, how can you not believe that, it's the truth?"

A spokesman for Smollett said police did not express any concern to them about the phone records.

He told Roberts he's seen the photo police released of the persons of interest. Let's not forget that we didn't get anti-lynching legislation until (checks calendar) 2018, and that the House of Representatives still needs to vote on it, and Donald Trump needs to sign it before it can become law. "Then it just stopped and they ran off".

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A gay slur and a racist slur came next, said Smollett, who told police he was walking in the 300 block of East North Water Street when the attack happened. It was after hearing homophobic and racial slurs that he turned around and confronted a man in a ski mask. Smollett has said he was attacked while out getting food at a Subway restaurant. "I still want to believe with everything that has happened, that there's something called justice". On Monday, Chicago police told reports that the phone records handed over by Smollett were heavily redacted, and therefore did not meet the burden of a criminal investigation.

"I noticed the rope around my neck and I started screaming 'There's a f***ing rope around my neck", he said.

President Trump, whose "Make America Great Again" 2016 campaign slogan was said to be uttered by the attackers, previously addressed the assault on Smollett.

"It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more", Smollett said.

Smollett said he gave a body description of his alleged attackers as best as he could because he doesn't have details such as eye color. So he explained, "They wanted me to give my phone to the tech for 3-4 hours. That says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now".

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