Chicago PD Want to Re-Interview Smollett
Chicago PD say they want to talk to Jussie Smollett again. ABC News 7 reports detectives want to re-interview the "Empire" star following sources alleging that Smollett knew and paid the suspects to attack him. Smollett has also reportedly hired a new attorney, Todd Pugh, who says that Smollett would not speak to police except through attorneys. Smollett had told police that he was attacked early in the morning on January 29th by two men, who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, beat, poured a chemical over him, and put a rope around his neck.
Officially, Chicago PD issued a statement through a spokesperson Sunday saying, "While we are not in a position to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of what's been unofficially released, there are some developments in this investigation and detectives have some follow-ups to complete which include speaking to the individual who reported the incident."
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Do you think Smollett lied? If so, why? If the investigation finds that he lied do you think that he should be prosecuted?