Empire Star Jussie Smollett Victim In Homophobic Attack
Sources connected to Jussie told TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a nearby Subway. When Jussie walked out someone yelled, “Aren’t you that F***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?”
The two suspects—both white males wearing ski masks—brutally attacked Jussie, breaking his rib. The two men also put a rope around Jussie’s neck, poured bleach on him and yelled, “This is MAGA country” and left.
Jussie has been very vocal about his sexuality and is an active social activist. The actor serves on the board of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), a Los Angeles-based think tank focused solely on ending the AIDS epidemic in the Black community. He once raised $40,000 in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Black communities.
Chicago PD is investigating the incident as a battery. The police also say they are treating the incident as a possible hate crime.
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