CHICAGO (CBS)– Potential new evidence has been found amid the investigation into the possible racially charged assault and battery against “Empire” cast member Jussie Smollett.
A half-empty hot sauce bottle with a clear liquid in it was recently found near the scene of the alleged attack in Streeterville and sources also said it smelled like bleach.READ MORE: State Reps LaShawn Ford And Fran Hurley To Host Crime Summit at UIC
This would corroborate what Smollett said about having a liquid chemical poured on him.READ MORE: Multiple Juveniles Arrested After Large Gathering, Fights Near Millennium Park
The bottle was not found during early evidence searches, but discovered later by a newspaper reporter.
It is unclear if it’s related to the attack. Police turned it over to an FBI technical assistance team.MORE NEWS: Kenosha Man Shot, Killed In North Chicago
Superintendent Eddie Johnson has said he has no reason to doubt Smollett’s story. But, Police say Smollett will be held accountable if the investigation reveals he filed a false report.