Is 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett A Victim Or Liar? Both? His Own Neighbors Doubt Details Of His Attack Story

Is "Empire" star Jussie Smollett a victim or a liar? After the racist and homophobic attack claims, people in the actor's neighborhood are are casting doubts.

Is 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett A Victim Or Liar? Both? His Own Neighbors Doubt Details Of His Attack Story365
source: Entertainment Tonight

A star of the Fox hit show Empire is still dealing with the aftermath of an alleged homophobic and racist attack that he was the victim of a few weeks ago.

However, the picture is still not clearer, and a certain level of doubt is slowly creeping in when it comes to the veracity of it all.

When reports came out that Jussie Smollett had become the victim of racist and homophobic attacks in an incident that became highly publicized and discussed, the story grabbed headlines around the globe.

 And even though the controversy has somewhat died down at this point, some have started to question the story brought up by Smollett when the attacks supposedly took place.

More specifically, some of Smollett’s neighbors seem to doubt his claims.

Several people have come forward to explain that despite living in the same neighborhood for several years, they have never witnessed similar attacks before, nor have they heard of anything of the sort happening in the area.

One of them said: "I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did. I’ve been in this neighborhood for five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay, and the other half are black."

A second person who knows the area well added:  "It’s a lie because Chicago is the most liberal city around. They have cameras everywhere … Why can’t they find the attack?"

Commenters went on to say that the story does not make much sense from the perspective of someone living in the area.

Others have questioned why the police have been unable to locate any of the alleged perpetrators, despite the massive surveillance present in this community.

Smollett has not responded to the accusations yet. It looks like he’s is standing by his story at this point, although it is not unlikely that he may take the opportunity to add something to his previous statements in light of the new accusations.

It does look like most people who followed the story from the beginning are still supportive of him and have expressed their sadness over the incident.

If Smollett was using that story as a way to gain attention though, it is very likely that he may choose to engage his critics, as it would put him in a good position under the spotlight.