By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
The Chicago Police Department has released over 70 hours of video evidence in the Jussie Smollett case. Some of the video clips even show Jussie talking to police with the noose around his neck.
Via CBS Chicago:
The video was captured as police entered Smollett’s apartment and the actor is seen in a red and white sweater, with the rope around his neck. He told investigators he kept the rope there to show them evidence of a racially motivated attack.
As the officers arrive, Smollett removes the rope and says, “There’s bleach on me.” A few seconds later he asks police to turn off the body cam.
CBS 2’s Charlie DeMar, Megan Hickey and a team of producers are reviewing the files and are providing updates.
The hundreds of video clips include images of Smollett wearing a rope around his neck, and the movements of the actor and the two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, in the minutes before the allegedly staged attack. The alleged altercation was not captured on video, sources have said.
Do you think Jussie staged the entire attack or do you believe his side of the story?
“There’s bleach on me. They poured bleach on me,” Jussie Smollett told police the night of the alleged attack in Chicago. “Do you want to take it off or anything?” Chicago police officer asks Jussie Smollett about the rope around his neck. https://t.co/4mmKwNVaBb pic.twitter.com/WfsuKc3PrW
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) June 24, 2019