CHICAGO – Jussie Smollett's PR team says "every iota" of his narrative of being a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago is backed by police evidence, though police have repeatedly said it was all staged.
A statement sent by e-mail on Wednesday, after filing a city on Monday, in defense of a lawsuit seeking to offset the cost of investigating what it says is January publication work.
The statement said that "every iota of information … Smolet stated that it was fully confirmed". the statement did not say what evidence allegedly supports Smolet's claim that masked men, invading racist and homophobic insults, beat him and tied a loop around his neck.
The city says GPS data, video and other evidence prove that Smolet has paid men to fake hate crime.
State prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against Smolet in March. A special prosecutor is investigating this decision.