WATCH: Chicago Police Says ‘More Evidence’ Doesn’t Support Jussie Smollett’s Story
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stopped by “Good Morning America” on Monday to discuss the Jussie Smollett case.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stopped by “Good Morning America” on Monday.
The appearance comes on the heels of the press conference held on Friday where CPD claimed Jussie Smollett lied and staged his own attack last month.
Over the weekend, TMZ reported the $3,500 check Jussie paid to Abimbola Osundairo was not for him and his brother to carry out the attack, it was for his services as a personal trainer for his upcoming music video shoot.
They also reported Terrence Howard was disgusted with Jussie and blasted him on the set of “Empire.”
But, over the weekend, Terrence publicly showed his support for her TV son.
Superintendent Johnson began his convo with Robin Roberts by telling her Jussie is still presumed innocent until he has his day in court.
Which is interesting considering the fact that 3 days ago, he told us Jussie told a bold-faced lie about the attack.
Johnson told Robin, “It’s important for people to recognize that it’s not the Chicago Police Department saying he did something. It’s the evidence, the facts and the witnesses that are saying this.”
Jussie Smollett has maintained his innocence and many people believe he’s being set up or framed.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson says there is much more evidence the public has not been privy to because it is an ongoing case.
Let me tell, you, Robin, there’s a lot more evidence that hasn’t been presented yet, and does not support the version he gave.
There’s still a lot of physical evidence, video evidence and testimony that just simply does not support his version of what happened.
Watch the “Good Morning America” interview below.