Chicago Police Department have revealed Jussie Smollett obsessively Google searched himself more than 50 times to read reports on his alleged attack in January 2019.
This comes days after a Judge in Illinois appointed a special prosecutor to re-investigate the Jussie Smollett case.
Among the massive flies of information including video, computer search records and text message transcripts collected by police, his computer search history shows that the Empire actor googled ‘Jussie Smollett’ and ‘Juss’ 57 times from January 30 to February 10.
The text searches start on January 30, a day after the attack around 4pm. That day alone he searched himself seven times.
According to Daily Mail, records show that majority of his computer searches were of himself in the days following the attack, reading stories about his creative director speaking out on the attack and police tracking down where the rope used for the noose was purchased.
On Monday, Police also released 69 hours of footage related to the case – including video of cops discovering Smollett with a noose around his neck, which he said he kept on to show police as evidence of the attack.
Chicago Police believe he set up the entire attack in an effort to get more attention or money from the Fox show Empire and allegedly paid off his two friends, Nigerian brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo $3,500 to stage the attack.
He was hit with 16 felony charges of disorderly conduct, all which were dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx.
The 37-year-old Empire actor claimed that he was attacked by two men near his Chicago apartment on January 29 around 2am where they launched racial and homophobic slurs at him, poured bleach on him and tied a noose around his neck.
See details of the google search below.