‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Injured After Homophobic And Racial Attack
Jussie Smollett Was Verbally Attacked And Beaten By MAGA Supporters
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked early Tuesday morning by two men who allegedly beat him as he walked down a Chicago street.
According to TMZ, the 35-year-old California native arrived in Chicago late Monday night (Jan. 28), and later went out for a bite to eat around 2:00 AM. As Smollett left a Subway, two men who were wearing masks and who were also described as white yelled, “Aren’t you that fagot Empire nigger?” The men then attacked Smollett, wrapped a rope around his head, poured bleach on him and screamed, “This is MAGA country”. Smollett received significant enough injuries that required medical attention.
According to sources close to Smollett, he took himself Northwestern Memorial hospital where he was treated and discharged later Tuesday morning.
Chicago Police claims to have canvased the street for video footage of the incident and they have also stated that the investigation was being treated as a “possible hate crime.”
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