Newly Released Body Cam Footage Shows Jussie Smollett With A Noose Around His Neck

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 14: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves Leighton Criminal Courthouse after his court appearance on March 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox television drama "Empire."  (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

Newly Released Body Cam Footage Shows Jussie Smollett With A Noose Around His Neck

All charges against the actor have been dropped.

Published June 24th

Written by Moriba Cummings

The Chicago PD has released 70 hours of video footage from Jussie Smollett's alleged hate crime investigation. One of the clips shows that the actor still had a noose around his neck more than 40 minutes after the alleged attack took place.

The video, which shows the actor's face blurred by police, begins with Smollett's manager leading the officers into an elevator and up to his apartment. Once the cops arrive at his residence, he could be seen wearing a sweater with a rope around his neck.

The police asked the Empire star if he wanted to take the noose off. He said he would, but wanted them to see it before he did. The actor also mentioned that his attackers poured bleach on him.

Smollett told the officers he did not want to be recorded and the police stopped recording. 

Take a look at the video, courtesy of CBS Chicago, below:

Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report and allegedly staging the attack. All of the charges were eventually dropped. It was most recently reported, however, that a special prosecutor will now review the way the case was handled. Jussie Smollett has maintained his innocence.

(Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)


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