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Police Release Jussie Smollett File - It's A Must Read

Jeff Katz
May 31, 2019 - 7:56 am

A police examination of Jussie Smollett’s text messages revealed that on “various occasions” over the past year, the actor requested that an associate get him cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana, all of which he paid for with the Venmo app.

Smollett’s alleged narcotics purchases are referred to in a police report that was among hundreds of pages of documents released Thursday by the Chicago Police Department. The material details the department’s investigation of Smollett’s claim that he was the victim of a hate crime attack in late-January.


A search warrant for phone records revealed communications between Smollett and his unnamed drug contact that began in February 2018. It appears that the search warrant was for the phone records of Smollett’s associate.