Jussie Smollett ‘pissed off’ people doubt his alleged attack

 pagesix.com  2/13/2019 8:58:06 PM   Tamar Lapin

Jussie Smollett says he’s angry over attacks from people who doubt he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in Chicago last month.

“I’m pissed off,” the “Empire” star says in a snippet of an interview for “Good Morning America” that will air Thursday.

“What is it that has you so angry?” Robin Roberts asks the star in the clip released Wednesday. “Is it the … attackers?”

“Attackers, but it’s also the attacks,” Smollett, 36, responds, explaining that he is frustrated by those who don’t believe his story.

“At first it was the thing of like, listen, if I tell the truth then that’s it because it’s the truth. Then it became a thing of, like, how can you doubt that? How can you not believe that? It’s the truth.”

Added Smollett: “Then it became a thing of, like, it’s not necessarily that you don’t believe that this is the truth. You don’t even want to see the truth.”

The interview comes two weeks after Smollett told Chicago police two men assaulted him while calling him “f—–t” and “n—-r,” and yelling “MAGA country,” a reference to President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

They allegedly poured chemicals on him, believed to be bleach, and put a rope around his neck.

In the days that followed, Smollett was hesitant to turn over his phone records, which cops had requested, but eventually handed them in this week. He stated that he was on the phone with his manager, Brandon Moore, at the time of the attack.

Police say the phone records are “limited and redacted” and insufficient for a criminal investigation.

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