There are lots of reports out there that go awry of the facts in the Jussie Smollett hate crime case. Like the best lies, they take parts of the truth and twist them just enough to serve the purposes of the one telling the story. There’s also plenty of websites out there that pick up the distortions and blindly go with them, and then there are those that seem to originate the misdeeds, aggressively so.
Jussie Smollett’s team wants us all to know these three things… Jussie did not refuse to give police his phone records. TMZ reports that Jussie’s confidants said the police informally asked Jussie to turn over his phone, but he declined to do that. Who wouldn’t feel uncomfortable if asked to do that by some random cop? They say the police never asked for Jussie’s phone records. He is perfectly willing to provide those records, and is in the process of doing just that.
Secondly, there are reports that Jussie said his attackers wore MAGA hats. Jussie’s team says he never said his attackers had MAGA hats, but that they yelled “MAGA COUNTRY”. This is exactly what Alldaydrip.com reported here, just after the news broke from TMZ. How the story weaved into the assailants actually wearing MAGA hats is still a mystery.
Thirdly, they want all to know that Jussie did not continue to wear the noose around his neck for hours afterward at the hospital. He only kept the noose on until police arrived so as to preserve the evidence. That act may very well be the only way his attackers can be identified, as DNA can be gathered on almost anything one touches.
We’ll be watching to see where the story goes from here, and we’ll bring you every little drip. Until next time… peace.