Jussie though isn't backing down from his claims he was unknowingly attacked.
Joe Biden said: 'We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts'. The actor's reps said Smollett would not be speaking to police Monday, and it's unclear when he will sit down with investigators. Police have requested another interview with Smollett. Smollett said two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck.
But some people nearly immediately began to question Smollett's story, since it seemed to change on several occasions.
Police obtain and release images of two people they would like to question.
The director Ava DuVernay sent a tweet about Smollett as well and agreed with Cardi about Chicago police not having the best track record when it comes to having transparent investigations. They chose the spot outside of Smollett's apartment because the actor thought that the surveillance camera in the area would have caught it all on film.
The Jussie Smollett case has been an emotional rollercoaster for anyone who's been paying attention.
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Smollett is reportedly building his legal team to handle the ongoing investigation about his alleged attack in addition to other legal issues that stem from the investigation.
On Tuesday, the Associated Press confirmed that the Chicago Police Department is investigating a credible tip from a witness who claims they saw "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in an elevator together on January 29 with the two Nigerian brothers he allegedly paid to help him stage a hate crime attack.
Hours later, Chicago police release two men without charges after arresting them on suspicion of assaulting Smollett and holding them for almost 48 hours.
Producers of "Empire" dispute media reports that Smollett's character was being written off the show.
Chicago PD communications director Anthony Guglielmi said on Saturday, "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police ... has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation".
A spokesperson for Smollett's lawyers said she couldn't comment on whether Smollett had agreed to another interview.