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The Chicago Police have released the audio from the 911 call made on the night of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollet.
Smollet’s manager, Frank Gatson called and said, “I just need the police to come by. I work for an artist. I don’t really want to say his name. He states he went to Subway … and two guys —somebody jumped him or something like that. I just want to report it and make sure he’s alright.”
When asked why Smollet didn’t call himself, Gatson said, “He was cool, he didn’t want me to call you guys.”
He then continued, “I just think he’s startled. I’m scared and I don’t know what it is — They put a noose around his neck. They didn’t do anything with it, but put it around his neck. That’s pretty f–ked up to me — sorry for saying it like that.”
Chicago Police say that Jussie staged the attack and charged him with filing a false police report. The charges were ultimately dropped by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.