'Empire' actor defends redacted phone records

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Smollett turned over the records 13 days after his alleged assault - following a report in The Post that he was holding them back - but they were a "heavily redacted" PDF of his call log from within an hour of the attack at 11:28 PST Monday, a spokesperson for the "Empire" star and Chicago police said.

"Chicago police received limited and redacted phone records from the victim". "We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie's attackers and bring them to justice".

Of the edits to the phone records, he has this to say: "Any redacted information was meant to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack".

Investigators requested phone records from both men, but they were given a redacted document file and a cellphone screenshot of phone calls.

The Post said last week it traced Smollett's likely route to the underpass from a 24-hour Subway sandwich shop where he bought a tuna sandwich and a salad, and that near the foot of a stairwell to the Loews, the paper found an empty hot sauce bottle that was partially filled with a clear liquid that smelled like bleach.

Smollett has told police that he was walking in the 300 block of East North Water Street about 2 a.m. when two people walked up to him, yelled the slurs, hit him in the face, poured a substance - suspected to be bleach - on him and put a "thin, light rope" around his neck.

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"I don't believe it happened the way he said it did", Muhammad said.

"I've been in this neighborhood five years".

According to a police report, responding officers found the 36-year-old with a white rope hanging from his neck. "They have cameras everywhere". They also claimed the "Empire" actor "refused" to give the cops his phone.

"It's a lie, because Chicago is the most liberal city around", a customer from an Irish Pub near the scene of the crime said, adding it "doesn't really make sense".

The weather in Chicago at midnight January 29 - two hours before the alleged attack - showed a low temperature of 1 degree with 14-mph winds.

"We need something a little more concrete and direct if we're going to be able to say for a fact the conversation occurred", Chicago Police Spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told The Post in reference to a conversation Smollett said he had with his manager at the time of the attack.

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