New details have emerged from Chicago Police Department which revealed that Jussie Smollett google searched himself more than 50 times, tracking news about his alleged attack in January 2019.
This is coming days after Judge Micheal Toomin ruled that a special prosecutor be appointed and if necessary, charges are brought against the Empire actor.
It is reported that the actor’s computer history shows that he googled ‘Jussie Smollett’ and ‘Juss’ 57 times from January 30 to February 10 and that the text searches started on January 30 a day after the attack around 4 pm.
Records reveal that majority of his computer searches were about himself in the days following the attack, reading about his creative director speaking about the attack and of police tracking down where the noose used in the attack was bought according to the Daily Mail.
The 37-year-old Empire actor had claimed that he was attacked by two men near his Chicago apartment on January 29, around 2 am, and that they tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him while chanting racial and homophobic slurs on him.
The Chicago Police believe Smollett set up the attack to get the attention or more money from Fox Show, Empire, with the help of the two Nigerian brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, allegedly paying them $3,500 to stage the attack.