Jussie Smollett Google Searched Himself More Than 50 Times after Alleged Attack, Report Says
The Chicago Police Department released thousands of files from the Jussie Smollett case over the past couple of weeks, and some of these included the extensive online search history of Jussie himself.
According to the reports, the former “Empire” actor googled “Jussie Smollett” more than 50 times in the days following the attack. While it appears Smollett searched himself, his attorney says that the search results are from one of the Osundairo brothers, the alleged “suspects” of the hate crime.
Chicago Police released Jussie Smollett’s search history in the days following the reported attack.— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) June 25, 2019
He googled “Jussie Smollett” at least 50+ times.
(Not all searches pictured here)@cbschicago pic.twitter.com/vXFSFe6lck
As the case began to turn on Jussie Smollett and police were putting their case together. Smollett was following along with several media outlets.— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) June 25, 2019
His search history reveals he even turned to us at @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/zdC6ix3Pyn
The Alleged Hate Crime
On January 29, Jussie was allegedly the victim of a hate crime against him, when two men approached him and beat him up aside from verbally abusing him, wrapping a rope around his neck, and pouring an unknown substance on his body.
Later on, it was found out that Smollett actually staged the attack with two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, and the police charged him with filing a false police report. However, this and many other charges were dropped by the Cook County State’s attorney Kim Foxx, which raised a lot of curiosity over the sudden dropped charges.
Amid all the controversies surrounding him, Jussie recently turned 37 and said that he is “still smiling.” On Instagram, he shared a baby photo of himself and disabled the comment section, simply to let people know that he is still alive and is grateful for the life he lives.
"Grateful for LOVE. Grateful for y’all. Grateful for another year around the sun. #SummerSolstice#StillSmiling"
Now that more and more evidence is being shown to the public, Jussie’s alleged staged hate crime is also getting a whole lot more publicity, which ultimately relaunched an investigation over the dropping of his charges.