The actor who claimed that he was assaulted by two Trump supporters in the early morning in Chicago is very upset that some are claiming he is pulling a hoax.
"I'm pissed off," Smollett said in an ABC interview with Robin Roberts.
"What is it that has you so angry?" asked Roberts. "Is it the attackers?"
"It's the attackers," he replied, "but it's also the attacks. It's like, you know at first it was a thing of like, 'Listen if I tell the truth, then that's it, 'cuz it's the truth.' Then it became a thing of like, 'Oh how can you doubt that? How do you not believe that? It's the truth.'
"And then it became a thing about," he continued, "'Ohhh, it's not necessarily that you don't believe that this is the truth, you don't even want to see the truth,'" he concluded.
Smollett also tried to explain away a recent report that some used to cast doubt on his accusations. The Chicago police requested his phone records to corroborate his claims but then admitted that they only received "limited and heavily redacted" phone records.
Smollett claimed that he redacted the records in order to preserve the "privacy of personal contacts."
The Chicago police have indicated that they are investigating the crime as he described it, but they also said that if they discovered that he made a false police report, he would face the consequences of such a crime.
Here's the ABC interview with Jussie Smollett:
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