Will we ever see the end of the Jussie Smollet case? Technically, we still don’t know if the now former Empire actor was telling the truth when he said he was attacked by Trump supporters all the way back in late January. This probably won’t help you make your mind up either: The Chicago Police Department made public some 70 hours of video footage related to the Smollett case, including police body cam footage from after the alleged incident.
CBS Chicago obtained the latter footage, which runs about two minutes and shows police entering Smollett’s Chicago apartment. It shows the actor, his face blurred, standing in his kitchen in a sweater, the now famous white noose around his neck. Officers ask if Smollett wants to take it off, to which he replies, “Yeah, I do. I just wanted you all to see it.”
Smollett then says to the officers, “There’s bleach on me…They poured bleach on me,” before removing the noose. The video ends with a male voice asking the officers to turn off their body cam, which they do.
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