Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke to CNN affiliate WLS about the reported attack against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, calling the crime “horrendous”.
“I will say this. The crime that he reported is horrendous. It’s horrible. It was cowardly. We’ll do everything we can.” Johnson said.
He continued: "We don't have anything that we've actually been able to view ... He's a victim right now, and we'll treat him like a victim. He's been very cooperative, and we have no reason, at this point, to think that he's not being genuine with us.”