A spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Division tells ET that Smollett turned over his mobile phone data Monday morning, and that the data “shall be analyzed by detectives and we’ll keep up a correspondence with the sufferer ought to further data be wanted.”
A supply beforehand advised ET that Smollett was strolling round Chicago within the early morning hours of Jan. 29, when two males began yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him, earlier than repeatedly hitting him. The lads then poured a substance on him — believed to be bleach, based on the supply — and one of many attackers put a rope round his neck.
The Chicago Police Division declare they beforehand requested Smollett for his cellphone in an effort to corroborate sure particulars from his accounting of the incident, which incorporates him being on the cellphone with expertise supervisor, Brandon Z. Moore, when the assault occurred.
ET has discovered that cellphone data from Moore had been despatched to to Chief of Workers to the Superintendent of Police Robert Boik on Feb. 5. Authorities reiterated in a press release to The Submit on Sunday, “We now have no purpose to doubt [Smollett’s] statements, however for a legal investigation, we have to independently affirm the cellphone data.”
Smollett launched a press release concerning the scenario on Feb. 1, addressing the assaults. The next day, he appeared on stage at his West Hollywood present at The Troubadour, telling followers that he was going to “stand robust.”
ET discovered final week that Smollett was again at work on the Empire set. Safety has been current and is of significance to everybody. ET has additionally discovered that Smollett is therapeutic properly following the assault.
For extra on the investigation into the assault and the aftermath, watch the video beneath.