Friday, February 01, 2019

Jussie Smollett Denies Witholding Cellphone


Earlier this week there were reports that actor Jussie Smollett was refusing to turn over his cellphone after claiming he was on the phone with his manager while being assaulted during a suspected hate crime near his apartment in Chicago [click here if you missed that].

Jussie's camp sets the record straight...

From TMZ
Jussie Smollett did not refuse to hand over phone records to cops ... rather, he didn't want to turn over his phone ... sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ.
The sources say cops "informally asked" Jussie if he would surrender his phone ... to verify he was talking to his manager on his cell when he was attacked. We're told he felt "uncomfortable" doing that and declined, but he was never asked about phone records. A Chicago police official had said Jussie refused to turn over both the phone and records. We're told Smollett has already said he will provide the records, and is in the process of gathering them.

11 comments:

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Jussie at this point I'm over that catfish episode. As nice looking as you are go find you a steady boyfriend and leave, random internet dicks alone. Y'all know them site only catfish dudes to rob and beat y'all asses. All the gay men in my life and happily coupled up with good menz and have healthy, happy relationship. Also one of them cheats on his boyfriend like nobody's business his Aries as is a hoe and when his man find out, he will probably beat that ass and leave him. Jussie find you a nice corporate dude a Don Lemmon type and sit yo ass on down somewhere.

Tippie Toes said...

This story is steadfastly becoming the dumbest farce on earth!

Lala Jaymes said...

Why would you give the racist ass...corrupt AF CPD your cell phone WITHOUT official documents? Seriously...y'all acting like y'all ain't got naked pics...fucked up text...and everythang else on your phone...and you would just hand it over to one of the MOST corrupt police department's...IN THE WORLD? No...you WOULD NOT! I live in Chicago...was born here...it's racist AF...I mean...Dr. Martin Luther King stated he had NEVA seen the type of racial hate NOWHERE down south...than he experienced when he marched in Chicago for fair housing...but folks want to act like this is a farce? Just don't be on the Gold Coast after 12:00 a.m. and be Black...

Anonymous said...

^^^No McNasty I do not have naked pics in my phone. However there are apps to "hide" those types of files from prying eyes ya filthy animal. :)~

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

I hated handing over my phone for a current restraining order and case against my ex. I just don't like the idea of someone else all up in my private biz. I was sitting there the whole time with the investigator while he did his work but I still felt uncomfortable so I understand Jussie 100%.

Anonymous said...

Jussie is full of ish and lies. In order for CPD's investigation to be credible, they would not ask Jussie for the records. They would instead secure a warrant to get the records directly from AT&T or whatever cell phone company. The only thing they could do was ask for the phone right there in that moment and view the call logs. Once he refused, that left them no choice but to go directly to the phone company.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give them my damn phone!!!

Just an observation said...

Yeah, they're not getting my phone either. Follow your first mind!

anonymous said...

Newsflash: Technically 'they' don't have to go in your phone, absolutely everything is on the cloud...initially they just give you the rope to hang yourself with (pun intended) before executing an official order.

anonymous said...

But in Jussie's case it won't be needed.

Anonymous said...

George Michael gone wrong... and nobody believes his made up story. Nobody, I mean, NOBODY looks for a fight in -20 weather! And if it is true and it was homophobic people, I'm pretty sure he would have got beaten a lot more severely than what was presented. It's okay Jussie... you like it rough but it got out of hand. It happens just don't lie about it...

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