Jussie Smollett took a rather intense phone call during his Hawaii getaway and was recorded telling someone named Ryan that he ‘got off’ in his alleged hate crime hoax.
via Daily Mail:
The 36-year-old Empire actor was spotted pacing back and forth during the animated chat and could be heard insisting: ‘I did not do any of this. The charges were dropped.’
In exclusive DailyMail.com footage Jussie, wearing an all black outfit with white sneakers, can be seen walking around a parking lot. An onlooker said: ‘He was saying “Ryan, Ryan. You have to believe me”.’
The star appeared tense during the conversation, which took place during his family vacation to the islands and came just days after he was pictured all smiles on a trip to the beach.
Smollett’s family were dining in a nearby restaurant during the phone call, according to eyewitnesses.
You can watch the footage for yourself below. As previously reported, Jussie is currently facing a lawsuit from the City of Chicago for $130k to pay for the cost of the investigation into his alleged hoax.