Chicago police doubt Jussie Smollett’s claim that he is the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime perpetrated in their city. But if you’re waiting for police to charge the Empire star for filing a false report, don’t hold your breath.
According to Mediaite, investigators are nearly in unanimous agreement that Smollett’s story is not true. And that even news media outlets in Chicago don’t believe his story.
Investigators pored over hundreds of hours of video footage along the route Smollett took from a Subway restaurant to a luxury high-rise condo. They could not find a single frame that shows the alleged attack.
Mediaite suggests that police are hesitant to charge Smollett – and journalists are afraid to report the truth – because Smollett checks the boxes on the all-important diversity and inclusion list: he is half-Black, liberal and openly homosexual.