The latest out of Chicago regarding the investigation into the alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollet is that he’s hired the PR firm of Sunshine Sachs to deal with the media:

If this name sounds familiar, it should: The firm handled PR for Harvey Weinstein:

More from Sunshine Sachs:

And they also explained why Smollett redacted his phone records:

Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack.

Question: Why would the victim in the case need a specialist on crisis communications?

It is “interesting,” to say the least:

Smollett will reportedly be on “Good Morning America” tomorrow to talk about the case: